eCounseling is an online counseling platform for counselors in private practice. A counselor directory is included to assist counselors in obtaining referrals for online counseling services.
eCounseling.com is a browser based product that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. With that in mind the product supports all major browsers. In order to perform a video chat session you will need to have flash installed, it can be downloaded here (http:// get.adobe.com/flashplayer/). Additionally, a broadband connection is suggested (and required in the case of video chat sessions) for best performance. How much does it cost to join eCounseling.com? Users searching for counseling help: Membership is free!!!You simply pay whatever fees your eCounselor charges for each video conference, text chat, secure email, phone, or in-person session! eCounselors: The Membership package is $29.95 per month. It is simply a listing in our website directory that does not include use of our online technology. Your listing is searchable by geography, counselor specialty, and preferred method of counseling! The Plus Membership package is $29.98 per month, and includes the directory listing plus the use of our online technology – video conference, text chat, HIPPA-compliant secure email, scheduling, payment, etc.! This is for those who are interested in both increasing their online visibility and inactually providing services online. There is no obligation, and you can cancel at anytime before the next billing period and simply be charged a pro-rated amount for services rendered. While we reserve the right to charge fees if our policies change in the future, there is currently only 1 fee charged by eCounseling.com. A $5/hour service fee is charged to cover the payment provider, Authorize.net and the underlying technology.
Telemental health and telepsychiatry are quickly changing fields with constant improvements to technology, encryption, security, HIPAA and HITECH compliance, reimbursements, research, state and federal laws, education and online practice guidelines. These updates will change rapidly, so bookmark or link to this page to check in from time to time to see what has improved. You can also sign up in the contact form to receive a monthly update.
If you need assistance choosing a system, setting up an online therapy network, obtaining referrals for online services, improving provider adoption, or avoiding common telemental health start-up mistakes, contact Behavioral Health Innovation. www.BehavioralHealthInnovation.com.
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