There are several metal health issues which are ideal for seeking online consultation such as marriage and relationship problems, anxiety, depression, panic disorder, anger management, sexual problems, work-life balance, self-esteem issues, addictions and many more. Although if you are struggling with long lasting personality disorder or psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, visions), online assistance is not suitable for you. In such cases, please contact your local mental health care or psychiatric department. In addition if you are having any thoughts of harming yourself or others do not use this site! If you are from the U.S, please call 1-800-273-8255, a free, 24-hour hotline. If you are outside the U.S. visit IASP to find a helpline in your country.
Yes you can! Though please note, wherever the therapist is located and licensed, you agree that the location of the therapy is where your therapist is located, even if you're seeing the therapist online. IMPORTANT: If you are from the UNITED STATES. The majority of our providers are from English-speaking countries outside of the United States. United States laws vary from state to state. Our US-based providers may not be able to help you, though it is possible they can provide educational services to you. Ask your counselor for more details before starting a paid session.
If your therapist is located in, say, New Zealand, then your therapy is under the licensing rules and laws of New Zealand regardless of your location. You are free to choose any therapist you want, just remember that legally, you are visiting the therapist at their location and the laws of that location are the laws that will govern your session, even if that session is online. If you see a therapist from outside of your state or country, just remember that licensing rules are different for each state and country. It's up to you and your therapist to be sure you understand how that might affect you.
Our counselors are hand selected professionals and they have been working to provide online mental health counseling on the web for over a decade. Each online therapist is quality tested with their credentials vetted by MyWholeHealth to ensure the best experience possible for our customers.
Our number one priority is providing clients with the best help available. Therapists' credentials are checked, and they are interviewed and trained by proven experts. Once you sign up our Patient Coordinator will explain how MyWholeHealth works, and help you select the right therapist suited for your special needs. If you choose webcam counseling we provide a free evaluation session where you can make sure you and your therapist will match.
For messaging therapy you can use any device (PC, Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone)! For webcam sessions you need to have a PC, laptop or Android device with a webcam, microphone, high speed internet (upstream and downstream speeds of at least 400 kilobyte/second) and an up-to-date browser (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox). At this time, the video system does not work on Safari or devices running iOS.
It depends on the individual and the counselor, but a typical session lasts about 45 minutes. You can have as many or as little sessions as you feel comfortable with - our counselors are very flexible and will help you to work out a treatment plan that suits you.