I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana and my license to counsel is overseen by the Louisiana State LPC Board. The Board requires that, as a Louisiana counselor who provides online counseling , I meet specific guidelines. They are:
Approved online counseling is face-to-face, real-time using video conference software (I use doxy.me). We must be online at the same time and able to see and hear each other. Text, e-mail, fax, messaging, etc. are not acceptable. These requirements are determined by federal and state laws and by the insurance companies. I currently conduct individual, couple, and group counseling online. Groups are limited to four individuals.
Some things can help you determine whether online counseling is a good fit for you: