Online Counseling with Dr. Z
Online counseling can be flexible and convenient. It allows current individual clients or couples to have the flexibility, comfort and convenience of receiving quality therapy from home or private office through encrypted, secure video conferencing. Dr. Z's online counseling option makes it easier for current and former clients to receive quality services. Online counseling is available to deliver services to clients who may be unable to come in for a face-to-face session due to location, travel limitations, physical limitations, and other circumstances.
Online counseling can be simple and easy. All you need is a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer with a web camera and high-speed internet or cellular service.
Online therapy can be very safe and secure. Client confidentiality and privacy is of the utmost importance. Dr. Z uses a state of the art online video conferencing platform designed to protect the privacy of all clients, and which is fully HIPAA compliant.
Important: For Current Clients Only
Online counseling is not the same as face-to-face counseling and therefore it is not an appropriate medium for new clients who have never met with Dr. Z in person.
How to schedule your online counseling session
If you are a current client and wish to schedule an online session with Dr. Z, please call (678) 554-5632 or use the online appointment request.
SMARTPHONE & TABLET: Download the app Doxy.me from the iTunes store. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
TABLET & DESKTOP: Access the dedicated virtual office at the web address that is given to you by Dr. Z. Requires Chrome or Firefox browser. Non compatible with Microsoft Explorer or Microsoft Edge (coming soon).
Online Counseling FAQs
Q: When is online counseling not an appropriate fit?
A: If you have not yet met with Dr. Z in person, online counseling cannot be scheduled until after your first face-to-face session. You cannot participate in a counseling session if you are driving your vehicle, which must be parked in a safe place with the engine turned off.
Q: What resources will I need to access online counseling?
A: A smartphone, table or desktop computer with a video camera, the ability to connect to broadband internet and a quiet, private space where you can meet with Dr. Z without interruptions or privacy concerns.
Q: Is online counseling secure?
A: Dr. Z seeks to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all clients and utilizes only a encrypted, secure video conferencing platform that is fully HIPAA compliant.
Q: How long are sessions?
A: An online counseling session is a minimum of 50' in lenght, including connection time. If you need more time, you may schedule as much additional time as you wish based on Dr. Z availability.
Q: Are the online fees the same as in person?
A: Yes, all fees for counseling sessions with Dr. Z are the same, whether online or in person. See Dr. Z fees.
Q. How do I pay for my online session?
A. You must have a valid credit card on file with Dr. Z to schedule an online session. Your card will be charged after the session has been completed.
Q. What if I have more questions?
A. Please contact Dr. Z's office for additional information, at (678) 554-5632.