WHAT IS IT?
Counselors at Le Jardin Academy use Google Meet's to provide online counseling services to students. Google Meet is free to use, requires no downloads or account logins, and is configured to be HIPAA compliant.
Google Meets enables students to interact with counselors in much the same way as when attending a meeting in the office. Students can schedule meetings with a counselor through Calendly, Google Calendar, by email. Once confirmed, students use a personalized link to join a counselor for a video call at the scheduled time.
WHO CAN USE THIS SERVICE?
Online counseling is available for all secondary school students. Online counseling can be particularly helpful for students that have difficulty meeting in person either through distance, mobility problems, privacy, health concerns, or a busy schedule.
Common challenges such as sadness, worry, stress, anger, transition, and relationship concerns can all be worked with through online counseling.
Online counseling is NOT appropriate where a person's life may be in danger through suicide or severe and enduring presentations that require ongoing support. See below for resources that provide immediate help.
HOW TO USE ONLINE COUNSELING?
You will need Internet broadband and a computer with camera and audio capabilities. Smart phones and tablets can also be used. The quality of the call will depend on the device and the speed of your Internet connection.
To schedule a video call, click here.
For more information on how to get started, click here.