Lauren has been providing telecounseling for years, using telephone and Internet services.   People may choose to seek counseling at a distance, or there may be limited choices, due to mobility challenges, health concerns, or geographic distance realities.   Other factors influence the decision to begin a remote counseling relationship, including comfort with technology, support at the client's location, assurances of privacy, etc.

Although TeleCounseling might be convenient, other factors might indicate in-person counseling for beginning a therapeutic relationship.  Rapport should be quickly established to address the client's needs and concerns.  Lauren works with each person to select the right mode.

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