Therapy in personis usuallythe bestoption for treatment. However,when this not available,
videoconferencing options are a worthwhile, therapeutic method. Here are a few ways to enhance the
experience and effectiveness.
Make sure you have a good internet connection
If you use something other than a laptop or desktop, make sure you have a stable stand to ensure you can see the clinician and the clinician can see you – clearly
Use headphones to improve the audio connection
Chose a quiet room. Find a space where you can comfortably talk without worry of people
walking by or noise from outside. DO NOT do this in your car or garage,unless there are no other
Limit distractions. Pretend as if you are leaving your house for the appointment. Who is
watching the kids? If you need to do this during your work day, make sure to let your colleagues
know you are on break and will not be expected to answer calls or questions
Comfort is key. Get a blanket, hot chocolate/coffee, tissue or anything else you can think of to
make the space as warm and inviting as possible.
Be open with your clinician as to any technical issues on their side. Can you hear them properly?
Do they have good lighting? Are they being interrupted by outside distractions (especially if they
too, are working remotely)? It is important that you sharefeedback so they can improve the
experience for you.