Online Therapy

Online therapy, also known as virtual therapy, provides convenient, confidential interaction between you and our team of mental health professionals. Using Zoom for your appointment makes it easier for you to connect with our team, and attend your sessions in the comfort of your own home or the place of your choosing.

What Is Online Therapy?

Online therapy lets you choose how you interact with your mental health professionals. Your appointments are scheduled online in a private Zoom virtual office, allowing you to adhere to your recommended treatment plan while interacting with our team in a meaningful way. It remains completely confidential and allows you to choose where and when you wish to participate in your sessions.

How Does Online Therapy Work?

We will email you a Zoom link and an appointment reminder prior to your appointment. You can log on and wait in a virtual waiting room where we will join you. You receive the same treatment as you would in a face-to-face session, providing all the benefits without the need to travel.

Who Is Online Therapy For?

Anyone who needs support dealing with everyday life can choose online therapy. In fact, more and more people are choosing online therapy. Online therapy can be used for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Mental health issues including schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, and ADHD

Therapy provides relief from symptoms, with 75% experiencing the benefits of treatment. Your mental health professional at Dakota Family Services will provide a plan to help you navigate life’s changes and challenges.

Online Therapy vs In-Person Therapy

Online therapy provides accessibility for patients who otherwise may not choose to seek assistance for their mental health issues. It is particularly effective for patients suffering from major depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

Benefits of online therapy include:

  • Access for people in rural areas or with transportation difficulties
  • Convenience
  • Complete privacy—patients don’t have to sit in the waiting room with others.
  • Ability to reach out online for patients with anxiety

Our Mental Health Services

Our therapists, psychiatrist, psychologists, and Nurse Practitioners provide the following online therapy and psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults:

  • Therapy for Depression
  • Therapy for Anxiety
  • Therapy for PTSD
  • Therapy for Stress Relief
  • Therapy for Schizophrenia
  • Therapy for Other Mental Health Conditions
  • Therapy for Bipolar disorder
  • Therapy for ADHD
  • Therapy for Autism
  • Therapy for Dissociative Disorders
  • Therapy for Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Therapy for Sleep and Wake disorders
  • Therapy for Conduct Disorder
  • Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Therapy for Antisocial Disorder
  • Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

The Online Therapy Process

If you are interested in online therapy, it is normal to feel nervous about how it works. We use a simple process:

Step 1: Call for more information and to find out how we can best serve you.
Step 2: If you choose to continue, we will email the paperwork for you to complete and return.
Step 3: Schedule an appointment.
Step 4: We will email you a Zoom link and, with your permission, we will text appointment reminders.
Step 5: Please click the Zoom link to login five minutes before your appointment time
Step 6: You will be entered into a virtual waiting room until the mental health professional is ready to see you.
Step 7: At your first appointment, we will work with you to determine your goals, build a relationship, and work together to create your treatment plan.
Step 8: Visit with the therapist about additional appointments and schedule as appropriate. In some cases, the therapist will set up the appointments. In other cases, our receptionist will contact you after your appointment.

Next Step

Contact our office today to set up your appointment.

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I had my first bunch of appointments through telehealth, and I think they are just as effective as the in-person ones. Being able to do it from home was a big advantage. Because of my physical conditions, I’m considered high risk and was allowed to leave my house for about six months at the beginning of COVID.

Thomas Gill