Teletherapy for De Soto County, FL

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Randall Crouch
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266
I use a client-centered approach to treatment. I focus on your most pressing issues first, offering solution focused therapy to help you work through your most pressing needs. With over 19 years of experience treating everything from severe and persistent mental illness (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD) to addiction to relationship counseling, there is no need to look further for all of your counseling needs.
I use a client-centered approach to treatment. I focus on your most pressing issues first, offering solution focused therapy to help you work through your most pressing needs. With over 19 years of experience treating everything from severe and persistent mental illness (Bipolar, Schizophrenia, PTSD) to addiction to relationship counseling, there is no need to look further for all of your counseling needs.
(941) 960-7185 View (941) 960-7185
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Vivian Fogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266
My name is Vivian Fogel; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I believe you have the resources within you to achieve your goals. I offer my clients unconditional support and am committed to understanding them for who they are as unique individuals. My clients and I collaborate to foster insight and awareness about areas of concern in order to develop a plan to manage daily challenges.
My name is Vivian Fogel; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I believe you have the resources within you to achieve your goals. I offer my clients unconditional support and am committed to understanding them for who they are as unique individuals. My clients and I collaborate to foster insight and awareness about areas of concern in order to develop a plan to manage daily challenges.
(786) 983-6925 View (786) 983-6925
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Grace Marlyn Cruz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arcadia, FL 34266
Hello! My name is Grace Cruz and I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with a passion for helping people fulfill their purpose in life. For over 7 years, I have taken an integrative approach and collaborate with my clients using different techniques to help them achieve their mental health goals in areas such as anxiety, chronic pain, codependency, coping skills, and depression. I am a compassionate therapist who seeks the potential in others. My theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Attachment Theory.
Hello! My name is Grace Cruz and I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with a passion for helping people fulfill their purpose in life. For over 7 years, I have taken an integrative approach and collaborate with my clients using different techniques to help them achieve their mental health goals in areas such as anxiety, chronic pain, codependency, coping skills, and depression. I am a compassionate therapist who seeks the potential in others. My theoretical approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Attachment Theory.
(305) 419-2920 View (305) 419-2920

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Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.