Angela Cowling therapist for anxiety chronic illness grief
Angela Cowling therapist for anxiety chronic illness grief

Tips for Online Therapy

To prepare for our online appointment, the following suggestions will help ensure a smooth session so we can focus on the more important stuff...

 

  • Comfortable, private, safe space

  • Good lighting

  • Ensure the computer or device is on a stable surface to minimize camera movement

  • Use reliable technology with a secure internet connection

  • Close any unnecessary programs to maximize computer speed

  • Minimize distractions - let your family, partner or roommates know that you will be unavailable during your appointment

  • Turn on the Do Not Disturb or Silent function on your phone to avoid interruptions

  • Schedule transition time - you will need time to reflect or decompress after therapy before opening the door to your family, partner or roommates

  • Prepare by taking note of what you want to talk about

  • Bring a glass of water or warm beverage

  • Ensure technology is working well - log on a few minutes ahead of time to ensure device, camera, microphone, etc. are working well. (It seems like computers like to update or restart right before something important!)