What Is Online Counseling?

Telemedicine will change the world by making it easier and more affordable for healthcare providers to care for their patients anywhere, including rural and underserved areas. At Learning Alternative Behaviors Youth and Family Services, LLC we believe everyone should have access to care through telemedicine. Therefore, LAB Telecounseling services is an accessible and convenient way to receive online counseling from the comfort and privacy of your own home, office or car via videoconferencing. It is also a way for you to share your concerns with a counselor that are private, and will enable you to receive instant feedback and advice.

What is video conferencing?

Video conferencing counseling is the method that most closely resembles an in-person encounter.With video conferencing counseling is done face to face, in real time, through the use of a HIPPA compliant server. This gives the feel and effectiveness of an in person counseling session in the convenience of your own home or office. Both parties are able to speak verbally back-and-forth in real time. The experience is so true to life, many persons who use videoconference say they “forget” the person they are talking to is not there in-person with them. Similar to in-person counseling, you will still set up an individual appointment with your counselor. Sessions are structured around your time and budget. Clients are offered an opprtunity to schedule same day appointments.

Benefits of Online Counseling:


Who should not do online counseling

  • Anyone who is at risk of hurting themselves or who is suicidal.
  • Anyone who is at risk for hurting someone else or is homicidal.
  • Anyone who has a severe mental illness that requires more than weekly online sessions.
  • Anyone under the age of 18.