Here are some helpful tips to maximize your Online Therapy experience:
CREATE A SPACE
Take the time to create a space where you’ll feel truly comfortable and free of distractions. Make sure no one else is around who might overhear us. Grab a warm drink and get cozy! Remember: you’re investing in your mental health and wellness here, so make the most of your environment.
CHECK YOUR TECH
You know the deal here: when it comes to technology, your mileage may vary. Unexpected tech hiccups can, and do, happen.
But the good news is that Doxy.me makes it incredibly easy to connect with me in HD video. No programs to install or apps to download; all you need is a decent webcam and a strong internet connection. If you can stream YouTube without buffering, you should be good to go!
If you’d like to test things out before committing to a full session, that’s great! Send me a quick email at INFO@JAMESBARBER.CA and we’ll book a free 15-min consult session using the platform so you can get a feel for it.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m online, the temptation to multitask is pretty strong. Jumping between open tabs, checking email and social media…it can be pretty easy to get distracted online!
During our session, let’s make a commitment to try and focus solely on our conversation so that you get the absolute most that you can from it. Full-screen video can go a long way to helping here.
Some other pro tips:
- wear headphones for increased privacy
- activate your cell phone’s Do-Not-Disturb (or Airplane) mode to block notifications