It’s real therapy. Just bring your own couch.
Busy professionals can’t always make it into the office to meet a therapist. Packed schedules, childcare responsibilities, and long commutes can make a visit impossible. And for some clients, a virtual meeting is a personal preference. It’s no surprise that more people are choosing to access online therapy from the comfort of their home or private office.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, online therapy has become more popular than ever. It’s safer than meeting in person, especially if you are medically vulnerable or have contact with immunocompromised loved ones. And often, it’s a more natural choice than wearing masks in the office. Seeing each other’s faces can be important to making a connection!
Whatever your reason is for choosing an online therapist, Stella Nova can help.
Online therapy is convenient, confidential & effective
Research has found that in most cases, video therapy sessions are just as effective as in-person treatment—which is fantastic news for anyone who doesn’t want to sacrifice quality for convenience.
In many ways, online therapy looks a lot like a traditional therapy appointment. First, you and your therapist will spend time getting to know each other, clarifying your goals, and developing a plan to work towards them together. Moving forward, you’ll have a reserved 50-minute appointment time to meet with your therapist. Generally, most clients come during the same slot each week. This is a great way to build consistency and start seeing progress and feeling better.
At Stella Nova, we offer video therapy via a secure, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform. If you’re used to using Zoom or Skype, for example, it will look a lot like that—just one click from your email and you’re there.
Hesitant about getting online?
While many people are excited about the convenience online therapy offers, others are hesitant for a variety of reasons. For example, they might wonder if they’ll feel less connected to their therapist, or have concerns about how privacy works online.
We get it! And we’re here to answer all your questions. Our therapists have experience with the challenges that can come up with therapy online. So we can help troubleshoot tech issues, come up with a plan for finding privacy in a busy home, and go over best practices for protecting your personal health information. Although video therapy might feel awkward at first, most of our clients find that they settle in and get comfortable quickly during their first session.
Stella Nova’s offices are in San Francisco, California. However, our clinic offers therapy online throughout the state, with many of our clients living all over the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and beyond. Our services are currently 100% virtual due to the pandemic. We plan to resume offering in-person options in San Francisco mid-2022.
The first step to get started is to schedule a free consultation with our intake coordinator, Amber. This is a chance to tell us a little bit about why you’re seeking therapy and what you’re looking for. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask all your questions about online therapy or Stella Nova. Amber uses this information to match you with the best online therapist for you — someone with the skills & expertise to help you meet your goals.
Find An Online Therapist at Stella Nova
Learn more about our stellar team by clicking on their profiles below. Not sure how to choose a therapist? No problem. Our intake coordinator can help match you the best online therapist for your needs and preferences.
Online Therapy for All Your Mental Health Needs
At Stella Nova, we specialize in supporting the mental health needs of women and nonbinary professionals. Our therapists offer online support for a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, burnout & work stress, trauma and more. In addition to one-on-one services, we are also available to treat couples and relationship problems.