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Online Therapy

Creating Space Therapy offers online therapy services to help grievers heal, find hope and happiness.

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At Creating Space Therapy in Fox River Valley of Illinois, I provide convenient and safe online therapy exclusively, using a confidential and secure video platform designed specifically just for online therapy.

 

FAQ's about Online Therapy

I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received over my career. It’s normal and I encourage potential clients to ask many questions when choosing to work with a therapist. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch.

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What are Online Therapy Services?

Online counseling also called Telehealth, Telemental Health, or Telebehavioral Health is a way for clients to access mental health counseling from a  licensed therapist to help them talk about your problems and help them feel better. Online therapy services are available through video conferencing. There's no confusing software to download. All you need is an internet connection and a pair of headphones for privacy. From the comfort of your home or office, you are able to have an online therapy session without needing to worry about getting to the appointment or safety concerns about your health.

 

Who is Online Therapy Best For?

Online therapy works best when clients are ready to experience an improvement in their life. For online therapy to be most effective, clients need to commit to being open and honest and be willing to make changes. As with any therapy, consistent appointments and active engagement are needed to see improvements.

 

Who Should Not Use Online Therapy Services in the Batavia, IL

Online therapy is not appropriate for individuals who are having suicidal thoughts or who are experiencing a medical emergency related to mental health. Individuals who are feeling like they might harm themselves should contact 911 or go to the local hospital’s emergency room. I am only licensed to provide online therapy services to Illinois residents.

 

How is Online Therapy Helpful?

Research has demonstrated online therapy to be as effective as in-person sessions. Online therapy helps you to see that life can be better. It can provide you with opportunities to make changes so that you can heal from your emotional hurts.  Through online therapy, clients can feel hopeful for their future and experience happiness through a meaningful and purpose-filled life.

  • Accessibility

By providing online therapy, Creating Space Therapy can help people who live all across Illinois who may not have access to high-quality providers near where they live.

  • Confidence

I have received specific training to ensure that I am able to provide high-quality online therapy using best practices.

  • Confidentiality

Online therapy is provided through a confidential and secure platform that is HIPPA compliant. Therapy sessions are conducted in my private therapy office just as if you were attending the session in person. To keep your therapy session confidential, I recommend that you use a space where you will not be disturbed.

  • Convenience

You can have your online therapy session from the comfort of your home, office, or car without needing to worry about travel to appointments. If you travel for work, you can have your online therapy session right in your hotel room.

  • Feelings of Being Heard

Oftentimes, grievers feel as though no one understands what they really going through. It can feel like everyone has “moved on” or that their life is passing them by and they feel “stuck”. At Creating Space Therapy, I am here to listen to you, to really understand your thoughts and feelings so that I can help you feel better. 

  • A Sense of Taking Control

Reaching out and calling to schedule an online therapy session is the first step in taking back control of your life. That alone can bring a sense of relief for many. By providing confidential and convenient online therapy, I can help you heal and find hope and happiness.

 

What Kind of Therapy is Available Online in Batavia, IL

Creating Space Therapy specializes in online grief counseling  and online grief therapy groups to help you cope with grief and loss. Through one-on-one therapy sessions, you’ll learn vital coping skills and strategies to help you manage your grief and you’ll be better equipped to support and nurture your emotional health.

Feelings of grief and loss are natural reactions in the human experience. However, sometimes those grief and loss reactions are difficult to manage alone. The losses feel too big and we don’t feel prepared to manage them. My online grief services can help you manage those feelings so that you can experience hope and happiness again. I specialize in grief support for widows, parents, and health care workers.

Throughout the year, Grief Therapy Groups are available for Widows, Parents, Young Adults, Individuals who identify as LGBTQ+and Healthcare Providers. My grief therapy groups provide a safe space to express your feelings, be with others who are experiencing a similar experience, and learn helpful coping skills.  

 

How Long Will Online Therapy Take?

I offer short-term grief counseling (12-16 sessions) which is typically 45-minute weekly sessions. A few ways that I am able to help you is by:​

  • Using proven, evidence-based grief counseling and therapy approaches to address client identified concerns

  • Administering questionnaires to measure progress over time

  • Checking in with clients on a regular basis to ensure that they feel their needs are being met and that they are experiencing improvement

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Kelly has extensive knowledge and diverse experience working with and helping to improve the lives of those impacted by grief and loss. I have immense faith in her abilities to offer effective tools and empower her clients to thrive.

Jill Hogan, MS, LCPC