Is Online Therapy Effective? The Pros and Cons

Brian O'Sullivan, M.S., LMFTGeneral Therapy

Online therapy is a broad term for therapy delivered via video/audio, email, and live chat. In this article, I will focus exclusively on live therapy using video and audio. Benefits to doing online therapy Disinhibition effect – If you plan to never meet your online therapist in real life and you live hundreds or even thousand miles away, it’s not unlikely … Read More

Can I Talk About My Drug Use in Therapy? Or Will I be Reported?

Brian O'Sullivan, M.S., LMFTGeneral Therapy

Therapy is often called a “safe place” to talk about anything. But, what about illegal things, like drug use, will that really stay confidential? Talking about drug use alone in therapy, legal or illegal use, remains confidential. However, it’s important that laws vary by state. There are ways to get clarification from your therapist without disclosing information.  And if you … Read More