Online Counselling for Little Falls

Photo of Susan Reynolds, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Susan Reynolds
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Little Falls 1735
I studied psychology at the University of Pretoria and obtained a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. I initially worked in the field of Substance Abuse but are in private practice for the past 30 years, mostly part time. I am also employed at an EAP company. My passion is to assist my clients on their journey of life and to help them to find meaning in their pain and suffering so that they can move forward. I work from a christian perspective and was trained as a Spiritual Director at Mosaiek Akademi. However, I respect other beliefs and religions and am comfortable assisting people from any spiritual orientati
I studied psychology at the University of Pretoria and obtained a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. I initially worked in the field of Substance Abuse but are in private practice for the past 30 years, mostly part time. I am also employed at an EAP company. My passion is to assist my clients on their journey of life and to help them to find meaning in their pain and suffering so that they can move forward. I work from a christian perspective and was trained as a Spiritual Director at Mosaiek Akademi. However, I respect other beliefs and religions and am comfortable assisting people from any spiritual orientati
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Photo of Ushmita Nana, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Ushmita Nana
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Little Falls 1735
I am a Counselling Psychologist with offices in Little Falls (Roodepoort) and Lenasia (South of Johannesburg). I also consult virtually via the Zoom platform. I focus on providing my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to navigate difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief, stress, marital difficulties and to improve general mental well-being. Therapy is aimed at providing clients with effective coping tools and enabling clients to gain new perspective.
I am a Counselling Psychologist with offices in Little Falls (Roodepoort) and Lenasia (South of Johannesburg). I also consult virtually via the Zoom platform. I focus on providing my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to navigate difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief, stress, marital difficulties and to improve general mental well-being. Therapy is aimed at providing clients with effective coping tools and enabling clients to gain new perspective.
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Photo of Nompumelelo Cynthia Mbongwa, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Nompumelelo Cynthia Mbongwa
Psychologist, MA, HPCSA - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Little Falls 1735
Along this life journey we may get thrown a curve ball and may be facing difficulties that feel overwhelming and our usual coping mechanisms fail us. A soldier can only run so far on a wounded limb, until they pay attention to it and dress it up for healing. So it is with life. We may need to tend to, dress, and heal the wounds. Therapy can be a powerful mechanism of healing, growth and restoration. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who may be experiencing a wide range of including emotional, relational, psychiatric and health-related difficulties.
Along this life journey we may get thrown a curve ball and may be facing difficulties that feel overwhelming and our usual coping mechanisms fail us. A soldier can only run so far on a wounded limb, until they pay attention to it and dress it up for healing. So it is with life. We may need to tend to, dress, and heal the wounds. Therapy can be a powerful mechanism of healing, growth and restoration. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families who may be experiencing a wide range of including emotional, relational, psychiatric and health-related difficulties.
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Lauren Loots
General Counsellor, ASCHP Specialist Wellness Counsellor
Verified Verified
Little Falls 1735
I offer counselling for a variety of concerns, including addiction, marriage and relationship problems, trauma, bereavement, HIV/Aids and general lifestyle issues and concerns. My clients are between the ages of 5 and 55. My clients are looking for holistic counselling, to improve their lifestyles from an overall wellness perspective.
I offer counselling for a variety of concerns, including addiction, marriage and relationship problems, trauma, bereavement, HIV/Aids and general lifestyle issues and concerns. My clients are between the ages of 5 and 55. My clients are looking for holistic counselling, to improve their lifestyles from an overall wellness perspective.
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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 specialised 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.