We offer telehealth services through the use of encrypted Zoom face-to-face sessions. Zoom is a free program that allows you to download it by going to www.zoom.us. All that is required to use it is a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone along with a microphone, speakers, and a webcam. It has been noted that the quality is the same and in some cases even better than a regular phone.
For those of you who have never used Zoom before it is very easy to use. In fact, it is possible to download it, install it, and be up and talking in just a few minutes. The benefit of this form of online counseling is that it can facilitate the development of the therapeutic relationship much quicker because it brings the personal voice into the therapy experience.
Diana Smith, PhD, LPC-MH owns and operates Serenity Mental Health Services and is licensed by the National Board of Certified Counselors. License number is LPC-MH2025 and she follows the ethical guidelines described by the NBCC found at their web site www.nbcc.org/webethics2. Diana is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Certification Number 43911. In addition, she is also a member of the American Counseling Association, Member ID# 5140627. Online counseling can help you right now. Research has made it clear that this manner of offering therapy is effective and those who’ve experienced it have said they would seek it out again.
Dr. Diana is an APA (American Psychological Association) EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) approved Therapist in Training.