The aim of online counseling is to provide you with support in the same way as attending a physical meeting. Through Skype you will be able to interact with the HS Counselor in much the same way as when attending a meeting in the office. Instead of arriving for an appointment, you simply click "Call" or "Chat" to talk with the HS Counselor from a personal place of comfort. *Subject to availability (Click to schedule a date and time to ensure HS Counselor is available to meet).
Online counseling is convenient for students that have difficulty meeting in person either through distance, mobility problems, privacy concerns, or a busy schedule. Common challenges such as sadness, worry, stress, anger, relationships and sexual 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.
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. Skype is a free software application, which you can download on your laptop, tablet and/or smartphone. You will also need to secure a private space where you will not be disturbed for the duration of the meeting.
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