Working with a therapist by telephone allows clients to do therapy in the environment where they feel the most comfortable: their homes, backyards, or offices.
Clients usually find working on the phone gives them a deeper freedom of expressing themselves. Initially, some clients are concerned that they won’t feel as connected to the therapist as they would in face-to-face therapy--but by the end of the first session, are surprised to find this is not true.

Phone work is well suited for a wide range of issues and is particularly helpful for stress and with anxiety associated with hoarding, agoraphobia, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Clients find phone therapy offers more flexibility of scheduling and is more assessable than traditional office therapy. Sessions can often be on the spur of the moment, or in the heat of a crisis. Clients can choose half- or full-hour sessions and set appointments after work and weekends when most therapist's offices are closed.

Occasionally, I will get a call of inquiry from someone looking for a psychic rather than a psychotherapist. It is important to know that good therapy does not involve advice giving. The role of a psychotherapist is to support the client in discovering his/her own insights and conclusions.

If you want to learn more about how telephone psychotherapy might work for you, please call to schedule a complementary, introductory consultation: 512-906-9296.

Author's Bio: 

Leila McKay is a licensed, professional psychotherapist in private practice in Austin, Texas. She specializes in telephone therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. Please visit her website: