Tips for Teletherapy
Teletherapy can be odd. Sitting in front of your computer or phone, talking about personal things to a stranger...that doesn't sound fun in almost any way. But the ability to do counseling from home can be a great tool in the world in which we live. Follow these tips to get the most out of your time.
Clothing choice: wear what you would wear if you were going to your therapist's office in person.
Stay in one place, and put your phone/tablet/computer down on a level surface.
Ideally, good lighting and full face view will help you and your therapist connect better. Avoid distractions if at all possible.
Put your dogs up, don't answer the door, help your kids find something to do. You get out of your sessions what you put into it, so keep focused.
Be aware of the tempo of the session. There IS a short lag time on video conferencing. You'll get used to it and your session rhythm WILL recover, just be patient.
Find a quiet, private space so the emotional work can be done.
Prioritize this time for yourself. You are worth it!