Does Teletherapy Really Work?
Research supports it and here is what my clients have to say…
“I just want to share a note about our online couples therapy with Lana. We thought it may be discouraging going via screen time for our therapy, but it has been absolutely as effective as would be in person.
Currently we are ALL going through hard times (I too lost my job), but we decided to continue online couple counseling and we are so happy with our sessions, especially right now when needed most. Thank you Lana! Your dedication to helping us is evident.”
– Partner in Married Couple (Carmella)
“Thank you for offering your services through online therapy. I’m extremely grateful for this innovative option. I feel very connected and often forget we’re not all in the same room. Its a wonderful compliment to your practice, which has allowed me and my partner to continue on a path to healing through these challenging times.”
– Partner in Married Couple (Kim)
“A digital counseling session is not my first choice, but I know that I need help and support during this time so it was a no brainer for me to continue my sessions with Lana virtually. If you have any experience with digital conferencing at your work you will not have any issues using the Doxy system. I logged into my session time without difficulty and Lana was waiting for me.
I have been socially isolating in a one-bedroom apartment so just seeing another person’s face who wanted to hear about how I was doing did a world of good.
Our session felt nearly identical to the other sessions I have had with Lana- she listened, asked questions and made me feel heard online just as well as she did in the office. For me keeping my appointments with Lana, even if they are digitally is crucial during this time.”
– Single Male Client
“Online counseling made me nervous at first because I wasn’t sure if it would just be really awkward and not feel like real counseling, but as soon as I saw Lana’s face and heard her voice it felt just like my usual sessions!
I was in such a dark place, but after that session it was like a little glimpse of “normal” and I felt so much better. Lana let me rant for a while about what was wrong then in her usual way steered me towards the real problem and real solutions to it – just like she always does, the format didn’t change the results at all!
Honestly in some ways it was better than in person counseling- no distractions, I wasn’t stressed from traffic or trying to be on time, and I had my dogs laying on me to calm me. It was wonderful! After my session, I slept for 12 hours and then woke up and baked cookies and cleaned my house. I felt so much better.”
– Mom (in recovery from postpartum anxiety) of an adorable, rambunctious toddler
“My online counseling session with Lana was just as intimate, focused and helpful as it was previously sitting in the same room. During this uncertain time, it allowed me to have a connection with someone other than my immediate family and friends and most importantly a focused time for myself.
I made sure to have a designated space and I continued to sit there after the session, as I would have during my drive home, to reflect afterward and hold the session in my mind before re-entering back into life at home. A unique outcomes of this virtual session was it also allowed me to bring this support into my home. Every time time I passed by the space I used for my session the following day, I was reminded of her words, questions and the goals I have moving forward.
I will continue to utilize these online counseling sessions as they are a wonderful way to get support and continue on my personal journey during a time I need it the most.”
Raise the bar for your marriage and experience the rewards! Be as good at marriage as you are at your job, as a parent & in other important endeavors.
“Trying to make your relationship what you dreamed it would be is the most rewarding project in the world! So many married couples live day to day, thinking their marriage is something to put up with. Lana helped us see how good a marriage COULD be and is supposed to be. Fulfillment is at your fingertips if you just have the right tools.”
“What we appreciate about working with Lana is that she is so open and non-judgmental and a great listener. Very non-threatening to both partners! Lana listened to both of us so well and always stayed positive and focused on what strengths we were bringing and how to strengthen the weaknesses.”
– A (Parent)
Build a long-lasting healthy, happy, and vibrant relationship.
“I had lost a great girlfriend because I had worries about moving forward while raising two kids. I was in a kind of default mode since things were going well with my kids and I feared changing things. I also didn’t want to lose my girlfriend again so I agreed to try couples therapy.”
I had fears that therapy would suck. I didn’t like talking about difficult issues and I thought counseling would be that on steroids. I thought I should be able to understand and fix anything all by myself. I also thought it may go psycho babble or hippy dippy. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made. It has massively improved my life and the benefits stay with you going forward. If I could wish for something it would be that the negative stigma (especially among men) around therapy would disappear.
To make an analogy…I was trying to build something with no training and without the correct tools. Lana gave us perspective, the training , and toolbox to get the job done right. I was taught how to keep my saw sharp and tuned properly, how to clean and adjust the carburetor and change the spark plug. In other words, the progress was largely around learning the ingredients of a secure functioning relationship. Defining things and learning the proper terms made it fun and easy to communicate and achieve defined goals. I wasn’t born knowing these things. It’s okay to be taught how to keep your relationship in good working order. Today we are married and closer than I ever thought possible. Do it!.” – J
Create deeper connection with your partner.
“My husband and I have been married for 6 years and have two wonderful children. We sought Lana’s support when my husband was having difficulty with depression. He was struggling so much that he almost entirely isolated himself and stopped communicating with me. My heart was completely broken because while I was trying everything to be supportive of him and also take care of myself and our kids, he was completely unpleasant and unable to talk to me. I was desperate to try to get help. Nothing I tried worked, which began to lead to feelings of hopelessness. I honestly thought he wanted a divorce.
Lana guided us through the darkness we had been experiencing for months by helping my husband and I talk through the conflicts we had been facing and had us practice various exercises. After seeking couples therapy with Lana, I have literally fallen in love with my husband all over again. With her guidance, we have learned so much about ourselves and each other. We have come to such a wonderful place in our relationship where each day we are fostering greater understanding, respect, trust, friendship, and love. We have grown so much and established a renewed sense of commitment.” – K