Teletherapy has some significant advantages. It allows me to work with anyone who is a resident of New York State or who is a student currently enrolled in a university or college located in New York State. That means, if you live in a location other than Rochester, if you travel to other places for business or for a period of time, you don't have to give up therapy. We can meet and continue to work together as long as you have a connection to the internet: whether via cable, wifi, or cell connection. It also allows people easier access to therapy if they have complicated schedules and family commitments that would otherwise make therapy an impossibility.
Over the last three years, I have been very successful at making the teletherapy process as close to "being in the same room" as possible and to making new clients feel comfortable, safe, and heard.