Dominion Counseling & Consulting is now pleased to offer Distance Counseling. This new service allows clients to receive therapy via online or the telephone, in a safe and secure environment. Dominion’s therapists are nationally certified and credentialed to provide this state-of-the-art service.
This service allows you to speak with a licensed professional counselor instantly. It’s a simple two step process to begin:
1. Complete a secure online application.
2. Begin your distance counseling session.
Understanding Distance Counseling:
Distance Counseling is a counseling approach that takes some of the practices of traditional counseling as well as some of its own unique methods and adapts them for delivery to clients via electronic means in order to maximize the use of technology-assisted counseling techniques (i.e., telephone, email, video conferencing).
The Distance Counseling option may be more convenient for clients. While tele-counseling takes place in real time and depends on scheduling an appointment, traveling and related formalities do not present obstacles, thus providing more flexibility. On the other hand, tele-counseling and various forms of email or synchronous chat techniques demand special counseling and communication skills from the counselor, and in certain ways, from the client as well. In its own way, Distance Counseling may also present its own special advantages beyond the replication of best practices from face-to-face counseling. For example, some clients prefer the anonymity of a Distance Counseling relationship and are more free to open up and self-disclose than they would be in a traditional counseling setting. There are also some studies that suggest that the power of the written word in Distance Counseling provides a profound impact on both the counselor and the client.