Your Guide to Effective Virtual Therapy

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Embracing Virtual Therapy: Tips for a Successful Session 

As your therapist, my aim is to provide you with intentional and exceptional care. You play an important role in how successful your treatment is.

Here are 10 ways you can create an optimal environment for your virtual therapy session: 

  1. Prioritize safety first. For your safety and the safety of others, avoid doing therapy sessions while driving. 
  2. Treat it like an in-person session. Approach your virtual therapy session as if you are meeting with your therapist in their office. Avoid engaging in any tasks you wouldn’t do if you were meeting in person. 
  3. Prepare your thoughts. Before joining, consider reflecting on your week and what you might want to share. Set an intention or agenda for your time together. 
  4. Journal or jot down feelings. Do a small journaling exercise or simply jot down some of your thoughts and emotions to help organize your mind. 
  5. Connect with yourself. Get up and stretch, practice mindfulness, or do a breathing exercise to ground yourself before the session. 
  6. Find a quiet, private space. Ensure you have a comfortable, distraction-free environment for your session. 
  7. Check your technology. Test your audio and video settings beforehand to avoid any technical issues. 
  8. Be present and engaged. Avoid multitasking or engaging in other activities during the session. 
  9. Respect confidentiality. Ensure your surroundings maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the therapeutic space. 
  10. Communicate openly. Don’t hesitate to share any concerns or feedback with your therapist to enhance the virtual experience. 

With these simple tips, you’ll be ready to make the most of our virtual therapy session. Remember, this is your sacred time for self-care and personal growth. Make it count by creating an environment that allows you to work towards achieving your wellness goals. 

    Audra Williams

    This blog post was written by:

    Audra Williams, LCSW


    Audra Johnson has over 16 years of social work experience developed in child welfare, substance use treatment, mental health and education settings. Audra enjoys helping others and demonstrates this both personally and professionally. For decades she has volunteered in her church and community, and she loves to share her passion for social work.

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