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NWA Telehealth, Online Counseling, Virtual Therapy

Telehealth, Online Counseling, Virtual Therapy, there are many names that exists for technologically assisted counseling. With our health becoming our most valuable resource, and our lives becoming more difficult with the COVI19, making your mental health a priority can be a challenge. Many business are now closing face to face contact in Arkansas and in other states. This however does not mean that therapy services are not available. On line counseling is now available from NWA Marriage Family Therapy and has been for the last few weeks.

Whether you are a new stay at home parent, or a new working from home professional feeling a bit cooped up, with too many unknows creating stress in this quickly changing life telehealth is available.

Before you may have lived in an area where counseling access is limited. Now due to COVID19 health professionals have been allowed to expand their areas of practice to provide more people on line services, even if they do not live near their physical offices. Distance from my actual office or inability to travel, should not be a barrier to putting your mental health first.

With new changes in the healthcare regulations and availability of technology like your smart telephone or computer, I am offering virtual therapy services to the NWA Arkansas area as well as other places in Arkansas and and Missouri currently.

This could mean:

  • Checking in with me at the click of a button, with no travel.
  • Easy on line payments.
  • Finding a time that works for both you and your schedule.

Thank you and feel free to call NWA Marriage & Family Therapy at 479-225-0055 and leave a message for Carmen to set up a teletherapy online virtual appointment.

COVID-19, CDC guidelines, Online and Telephone Counseling Available

Hope everyone is paying attention to the COVID-19 situation. Making the necessary adaptations to get through this is unusual time is important.

Asking clients to please reschedule their appointments if the do not feel well, even if its last minute. If you have been traveling please self quarantine for 14 days upon your return as recommended by the CDC. See the CDC link below for information and protocols for COVID-19.

In short term I have been rerouting clients through a side door thus avoiding any lobby contact. Allowing 6 feet of space between myself and my clients. No longer shaking hands. Ventilating office, wiping down doorknobs, telephones, tables and anything touched, by wiping down surfaces after use. Having hand sanitizer and tissue readily available at the work place as well. Small changes we can all do.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Make common sense changes and getting the most current information, so everyone can stay as safe as possible, These small changes have been helpful to get by up to now.

For the duration of this epidemic, NWA Marriage and Family Therapy will be to transitioning my current office clients and any future new ones to an online video format or telephone depending on the clients preference and technological abilities within the next few days.

This change will not be forever, since face to face counseling is still the gold standard for counseling, in my opinion. This on line/telephone format will just be for the duration of this epidemic. Remember, this too shall pass.

I appreciate your cooperation to this temporary on line transition to let us all get though this ordeal safely. NWA Marriage and Family Therapy will now be exclusively through on line or telephone sessions. I am licensed by the State of Arkansas to use any and all types of Technologically Assisted therapy. I appreciate your patience during this time in stream lining this process.

Perseverance, Prudence, Patience.

Thank you all. Please call NWA Marriage & Family Therapy for 479-225-0055 for on line appointment and leave voice message.

Happy Valentine’s Day

This Valentines Day may you have much love and joy. A good relationship requires a good balance of trust and willingness. Expectations and boundaries made between both of you are clear and willingly followed.

Never forget to enjoy life and to be kind to others because life goes by fast. As a couple getting stuck at times is normal. A couples therapy appointment can explore your situation and allow you to be your best.

Please call 479-225-0055 and leave a message to set up and appointment or to get more information. Offering affordable sliding scale fee with flexible hours.

Thank You and Happy Valentine’s Day.

LMFT and LPC Supervision Consultation in Arkansas

Now offering consultation services for LMFT’s and/or LPC’s for case consultation exclusively in Arkansas, with dually licensed supervisor. Currently, I am not accepting any interns, LAC’s or LAMFT’s at this time. Also offering consulting services for fully licensed therapists or counselors who are starting out or those looking to get into private practice who want to augment their support. Please call 479-225-0055 to speak further.

Excited to offer counseling services for therapists, counselors or other helping professionals in NWA that need support or are needing self care.

Relationships are important

Relationships are important in your life.

If the relationships in your life are healthy they can allow you to feel good about your self, be more creative, feel loved and have an over all sense of wellness from day to day that actually makes for better over all health. Making an investment in your relationship is worthwhile.

Please call NWA Marriage and Family Therapy at 479-225-0055. Offices in Fayetteville and Bella Vista, with hours that accommodate any schedule. I would be happy to answer your questions. Serving, the Fayetteville, Springdale, Centerton, Rogers, Bentonville, Bella Vista areas.

NWA Affordable Pre Marital Counseling

Offering Affordable Premarital Counseling customized to fit your needs in the NWA area.

Maybe you need one session or a few? Do you have a limited time frame? NWA Marriage and Family Therapy can help you customize your premarital counseling to fit your busy life style and budget.

Call NWA Marriage & Family Therapy 479-225-0055 to set your premarital counseling appointment with a licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

-Best Wishes

Happy Valentine’s Day

Celebrate your relationship. I take some effort some times to work out the glitches. and endure the ups and downs. if you are needing any type of relationship help, in dating, live in situation, premarital, civil union, or marriage support please call Northwest Arkansas Marriage and Family Therapy at 479-225-0055, leave a voice mail and I will return your call. Thank you.

New Years Tribute, NWA Marriage & Family Therapy

 

Happy New Year’s 2019.  Reflecting on  2018 I was thinking some times it is good to take a look back  to remember those folks who lived and came before us.  Way before us.  We are here because they survived and had the strength to carry on even in very difficult circumstances, often facing situations that in their time seemed impossible to  overcome or endure.  We as people, are stronger and more resilient  than we believe to face our situations.

Please call NWA Marriage & Family Therapy @ 479-225-0055 to set an appointment for couples or individual counseling, at your convenience.  If you need my services, in Fayetteville, Bella Vista, or Ft. Smith.please leave a voice message and I will call back.

Thank you  and I look forward  to hearing from you.

Happy 2019 New Year’s to all as we head forward.

Carmen

Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyJ-xLj9SEE

Counseling, Therapy in the age of AI – Erica

Watching this you tube video of Erica an AI android, was eye opening as far as the speed at which AI is progressing and developing as a technology.  These “machines” at first seemed clumsy and slow.  Now they seem realistic and life like, with a better command of  language and a good sense of humor, complete with facial gestures.  Now Erica has her own face book account, and channel.  Soon,  I think humans will have  the option as far as doing therapy with AI versus a human being. The military is already experimenting with  AI’s for therapy.  It is  an interesting choice.

Counseling Research 

The dilemma is research on counseling for the last forty years shows that its not about techniques or theories used by the therapists that determine outcomes of clients,, but the relationship developed with your clients in session that helps them heal.  Will AI’s be able to mimic this situation? Will the create new ways to do therapy?

Basically,  what makes us fundamentally human is how we connect with each other, and share our experience, with others.  These interactions are all part of that human experience, hat helps us heal., and connects us to each other.

We are watching how  the AI phenomenon is developing at great speed and with surprisingly little social discourse.  You tube clip, stated that one AI received citizenship and that we needed to make space for new entities,, not human, not machine.  The  android needed its own space and place.   Wondering how this will all play out ? Any way thought I would share this clip today about Erica.  Still want to talk with a human being?

NWA Marriage and  Family Therapy

I am a licensed  Counselor and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  available for individual or relationship therapy.,   Call for an appointment at  479-225-0055 and leave a voice message.  Evening and week end hours are available, serving  the North West Arkansas (NWA )area.

Thank you.

Carmen