Online Therapy

Who may be a good candidate for Online Therapy

At Council for Relationships, we believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Every year, our therapists help thousands of clients live their best lives by improving their important relationships.

Council for Relationships therapists represent more than 40 specialties, including: families in life transitions, divorce, co-parenting, sex therapy, relationship education, anxiety, anger management, self-discovery, trauma, Veterans, and more.

Because Council for Relationships is committed to providing high-quality care and ensuring each prospective client receives the appropriate level of care, it is important that we conduct an assessment to determine if Online Therapy is appropriate for your situation. In some circumstances, the therapist may determine face-to-face therapy or other levels of care are better than Online Therapy for your situation.

While we do not treat individuals in active addiction or couples with active violence/abuse, we can refer you to other resources or assist you in finding addiction/abuse treatment. For Online Therapy, we will ask you a series of assessment questions. For example, if you have suicidal ideation, a history of physical altercations, an active addiction or other specific risk factors, Online Therapy may not be advised.

If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. You can also consult this list of resources.

Online Therapy is not beneficial if:

  • You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others or you are in a crisis or emergency situation
  • You are in active addiction
  • You and your partner are experiencing active violence
  • You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness requiring a higher level of care

 

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is extremely important to us. Information that you reveal during treatment will be kept strictly confidential. The laws that protect the confidentiality of your personal information, such as HIPAA, also apply to Online Therapy. As such, information disclosed during the course of therapy or consultation is generally confidential. There are exceptions to this, however, that include the following:

  • If you disclose your intention to inflict physical harm to yourself or another person;
  • If you disclose that physical or sexual abuse or serious neglect of a minor child has occurred;
  • If we receive a signed, valid court order requesting records; and
  • In addition CFR clinicians (therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, or clinical supervisors) directly involved in your care may communicate with each other about your treatment. If you were seen previously in therapy at CFR, your new therapist may review your prior file in order to ensure continuity of your treatment.

 

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