Ashley Bryant is a professional counselors who has been uniquely trained in best practices for delivering traditional counseling through technological means. As a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC), Ashley has met nationally established distance counseling criteria and adhere to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Code of Ethics and Policy Regarding the Provision of Distance Professional Services.
What is distance counseling?
Distance counseling is a counseling approach that takes the best practices of traditional counseling as well as some of its own unique advantages and adapts them for delivery to clients via electronic means in order to maximize the use of technology-assisted counseling techniques. The technology-assisted methods may include telecounseling (telephone), secure e-mail communication, chat, videoconferencing or stand-alone software programs.
How is distance counseling different than face-to-face counseling?
There are many differences between distance and traditional counseling. Distance counseling may be more convenient. While telecounseling takes place in real time and does depend on "making an appointment,” traveling and related formalities do not present obstacles.