Don't let drive time, physical or medical
conditions, concerns about privacy, anxiety about coming into the office, or anything else keep you from reaching your goals and making changes in your life. Telehealth can help you get where you want to be.
Wilson Counseling offers telemental health services, including counseling over the phone, by secure video, and via email. These services make counseling convenient for people who may have trouble getting to our office. Distance counseling is offered for legal residents of Texas, not just those in the Houston area.
Schedule your session today. You can meet with a licensed counselor on your lunch break, from your home, or wherever you have access to the internet.
Contact Wilson Counseling for more information or to schedule.
Increased confidential and anonymity
You have online counseling sessions from the privacy of your home or wherever you have a computer. No one sees you coming in. You control your environment and the level of confidentiality.
Save on gas from not having to commute. Traffic can be a pain and really cut into the amount of time it takes to get to therapy. Avoid all of that with online sessions. And time is money. This can also be a money saver for couples or individual who might otherwise have to hire a sitter for their kids.
Flexible hours available
You can meet with a counselor for after hours or early morning appointments. You can even do a therapy session while on your lunch hour.
You can meet with your favorite counselor even while traveling
Sometime life will take you out of town for work or for personal reasons. You still want to be able to get regular therapy. Online counseling is there perfect solution. In the past if you were struggling while on break or on a business trip, you were probably out of luck, but not anymore.
If counseling works for your schedule, you are much more likely to be able to attend and continue making your appointments. There is no commuting or drive time. You can even do therapy in your pajamas, or sitting on your favorite sofa if that is comfortable for you. And you never have to worry about rain or bad weather. You can stay safely at home while still getting help.
You will receive a link before your session which allows you to easily connect with your therapist.All you have to do is to copy that link in to your computer. If you have a computer and the internet, you can do online therapy with Wilson Counseling. It's really easy!
All video sessions are conducted on a secure HIPPA compliant website which is secure and private. Video-based counseling outcomes have been shown to be as good as face-to-face counseling sessions, and some clients find they are more comfortable opening up in this setting.
If you don't like technology or prefer to speak via phone, that is a great option, too. You can still speak from the privacy and security of your home, and get the help you need to start feeling better today.
Life is really hectic. It can feel impossible to fit everything in, but you also need help to start to feel better. Online counseling can offer you the high touch and high quality service you need, but in a really convenient format. Best of both worlds!
Online therapy is great if you want help with anxiety, relationship problems, couples and marriage counseling, parent counseling, eating disorders, teen counseling, school counseling, or dealing with trauma, abuse, and post traumatic stress. Really almost anything you would see an in person counselor can be handled virtually. You can even do EMDR online.
Online therapy is appropriate for teens and adults.
It is a great option for anyone who needs a little extra support or help and feels stuck in their life. We've all been there. Sometimes you feel like you are spinning your wheels and running out of energy and options. Counseling can move you in the direction where you want your life to go - or help you determine that direction. Don't struggle alone. We are here for you.
What kind of counseling is available online?
Yes! Research has show that online therapy is as effective as in-person therapy. Below are links to some articles that discuss the effectiveness of video therapy / online counseling. We seek to be a practice that offers personal high quality service virtually.
We have been doing online therapy for many years and it's a convenient option for therapy that can be done from the privacy of your own home or office.
Teletheapy is a part of the bigger grouping of Telehealth or Telemedicine which are becoming increasingly more used in both medical and mental health fields.
Online counseling is not a good option for someone who are in a severe crisis. If you are actively suicidal or homocidal, online therapy is not a good option. If you are actively suicidal, please get help immediately. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255. If you are in crisis, you can also go to your nearest emergency room.
If you are concerned about not having enough bandwidth or just don't want to mess with technology? No problem! You can do your sessions via phone. Some clients even like to do a walk-and talk where they do their session while walking. You get the benefits of exercise, being outside and doing therapy. It is therapeutic on more than one level. Clients have really enjoyed this option.
We also continue to offer in-person sessions for those who prefer it.
If you are not sure which is better for you, Wilson Counseling has free phone consultations to walk you through your options.
Before your scheduled session, your counselor will send you a link. When it's time for your session to start, just click on the link to be connected. It's a lot like a zoom meeting if you have every used that. The system is made for tele heath and is secure and confidential.
A single session normally lasts 45-50 minutes.
It's always a good idea to have your phone nearby in case you have any trouble or questions, your counselor can walk you through the process of connecting.
If you are concerned about privacy while doing online counseling, we recommend the following:
We offer online mental health counseling services to legal residents of Texas including counseling in Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso, Lubbock, Corpus Christi Amarillo, and internationally for anyone outside of the US. We can also do coaching in all 50 states. If you are not sure if you need a coach or a mental health counselor, please contact us to discuss your particular situation.
Please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. We reserve a spot specifically for you and have a limited number of session per day. Sessions not canceled or rescheduled with 24 hours notices are charged at the full session fee. You can read more about that on our counseling guidelines.
"I love doing the sessions virtually. It saves me almost an hour of commute time."
"It has been so nice to do the sessions by video. I never have to worry about fighting traffic and I still feel like I get a lot out of it."
5909 West Loop South, Bellaire, TX 77401 #670 - Please contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment with an anxiety therapist on Houston or thought out Texas. We offer counseling in person in Houston as well as virtually in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Austin, El Paso and throughout Texas.