Online Counseling with JNT
I am genuinely excited that you are here right now for counseling, which is the next step towards your well-being. Taking a step into the unknown is daunting but also rewarding.
Just Now Therapy offers mental health services for adults who are seeking individual counseling. Sessions are conducted via online video from your browser. No driving to a physical location. No waiting rooms. Just hop on to your computer, phone, or tablet from any private location you choose.
I'm a licensed professional counselor. I hold two master's degrees in psychology—an M.S. in psychological science and an M.A. in clinical psychology, and I've been in counseling professionally for eight years now. Along the way I have accumulated a wide range of knowledge and experience in working with many people in varying stages of life and degrees of need.
I'm honored to be part of your counseling journey and to witness your personal growth. There's no time like the present to start living your best life. Wouldn't you agree?
-ChrisLet's get started
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of common concerns and questions for people who have had online therapy. If you have further questions, please use the contact form to send me a message.
How does online therapy work?
Online therapy (also called Teletherapy or Telehealth) works exactly the same as in-person therapy, with the only difference being the location. For online therapy, we'll meet virtually in a browser rather than in a physical location.
You'll receive a link to the virtual meeting location after you schedule. At the time of your appointment, click on the "Join Session" button to enter the virtual waiting room. I will manually start the video connection when your appointment time starts, usually on the hour.
Sessions are 45 minutes long. I'll remind you when we are in the last few minutes in order for us to jot down some final thoughts. This is a cue that we need to start winding down. Thanks for respecting this.
Is therapy right for me?
Starting therapy is an important decision; it can be one of the most important experiences in one's life, but it can also feel scary to start with a new therapist, especially if you've never had therapy or if you've had bad experiences with prior therapists.
I've worked with people who have had a wide range of mental health experiences, such as ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, LGBTQ+, PTSD, relationship conflicts, trauma (e.g. childhood sexual abuse), transitions in life, and so many more. But you don't have to have a specific identifiable concern to come to therapy. There is always room for growth.
Do you see children, couples, or groups?
At this time, I only see individuals who are 18 years or older.
What do people do in therapy?
Most of the time we talk about your particular concerns, reasons for seeking treatment, and your goals. We will attempt to identify your strengths, areas for improvement, and potential approaches which may be useful in your positive growth. The cool part of therapy is that you are in total control (but that's also the hard part!). People can use sessions to meditate, cry, talk about past traumas, chit-chat...and sometimes people have no idea what to talk about. That's all okay!
I enjoy the depth, creativity, and inspiration that you bring. My job is to be present and to be aware; I will listen and at times provide you with my observations and suggestions, if you want them.
Am I crazy for needing therapy? Am I weak?
Everyone has areas for improvement. The willingness to seek out professional guidance reflects courage, an ability to grow, the readiness for change, and an openness to be more conscious about one's self. Self-improvement is the first step towards making the world a better place, and I'm honored to be a part of your contribution.
I'm hesitant about this whole process; I don't need some "expert" judging me, analyzing everything about me, and telling me all of what's wrong with me and what I have to do.
I will never judge you as a person, and it's not my place to tell you what to do. I use my professional training and experience to help people discover who they truly are and how they can live a more fulfilling and enjoyable life. I can offer suggestions and we can brainstorm options, but you are free to agree or disagree with any suggestion. Therapy is not about focusing on negatives; we will explore the strengths and positive qualities that you already possess to see how you can take better advantage of them.
There are some things bothering me which I have never shared with anyone, and I don't want anyone else to know about these things.
Often people seek therapy because they have been betrayed by others in the past. That can make it hard to trust again. Trust is so important in all relationships, including the confidential relationship between you and your therapist. But I don't expect you to trust me from Day One; I know I have to earn your trust. As you become more comfortable with the process, it will become easier to consider opening up.
The things that are bothering me happened in the past and are over and done with. Shouldn't I just let it go and move on? Talking about the past events will only stir up pain, and won't change what happened, so what's the point?
It is true that we can't go back and change what happened in the past. The present is the only thing we have control over. Often, though, the past continues to have an influence in the present because things that happened long ago are still bothering us, even though right now we may be unaware of that influence. Until we find closure, those past experiences can remain open and raw in our feelings and thoughts. That's when it's important to revisit those past experiences to see what is unhealed.
I don't think my [insert problem here] can ever change. Why should I bother wasting time and money on counseling?
Often people can get "stuck" in a particular situation or problem, especially when that problem has been going on for a long time or feels permanent. Even though feeling hopeless is a valid emotion in the moment, that doesn't mean it reflects the truth or what will happen in the future. We cannot control other people or what life throws at us, but we can still take healthy decisions that make a powerful and positive difference in our lives.
How often should I schedule?
As often as you'd like. There is no wrong way to move forward. Some people schedule one at a time. Some people set up a routine. Some people do bursts of 3 or 4 and then take a few months to think about things and then come back for another burst. Make it work however you want to.
If you're unsure of how to start, try scheduling weekly or every-other-week. Once a week is a sprint. Every-other-week is a brisk jog. Either way, we'll get somewhere. And once we get some momentum, it'll probably be appropriate to slow down.
Therapy Cost & Insurance
The total amount that you will pay depends on whether you're paying with your health insurance or out-of-pocket.
If you are a PA resident, your insurance may cover 65-85% of the "allowable rate” (the allowable rate is what your insurance agrees to pay out-of-network therapists for therapy). I use a company called Advekit that will submit insurance claims on your behalf.
If you’d like to find out what percentage your insurance plan will cover, send me a photo of the front and back of your insurance card along with your DOB to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a question for me about online therapy, please fill out the form below. I will get back to you as soon as possile, usually within a few business days.
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