The Curry Psychology Group provides Online Therapy services to clients in California and Hawaii in accordance with the standards set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the state licensing boards. Online Therapy is conducted through VSee; an online video-call application designed for remote therapy. VSee works similarly to Zoom, however, its full-encryption and HIPPA-compliance means that your privacy is preserved and therapy sessions remain absolutely confidential.
To participate in Online Therapy, you will need:
- Access to a computer with a video camera
- A microphone headset
- A high-speed internet connection
Connect to Your Therapist’s Online Waiting Room
When you’re ready for your appointment, click on your therapist’s name below and you’ll be connected to their online waiting room. Your therapist will be notified that you’ve arrived and your video call will automatically begin as soon as they’re available.
Sophia Clauss, LMFT: enter waiting room
Dr. Shannon J. Curry: enter waiting room
Kari Fisher, LCSW: Enter waiting room
Dr. Francesca Parker: Enter waiting room
Samantha Penko, LMFT: Enter waiting room
Tiffany Rivera, LCSW: Enter waiting room
Dr. Janine Schroth: Enter waiting room
How to Prepare for an Online Session
Most Importantly, Check Your Connection
- A strong internet connection is the most important factor in having a clear and uninterrupted online therapy session.
- Run an internet speed test to make sure your internet bandwidth is at least 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps.
- Reset your modem by unplugging the power cord, waiting one minute, then reconnecting to power.
- Turn off any other devices that are connected to the internet (phones, tablets, etc.), or temporarily disable their network connection. Ask that others who share your internet connection log-off while you are in session.
- Close all other online windows on your computer, and discontinue any downloads that may be in progress.
- Choose a location for the session that is close to your internet modem and router.
Choose a Private Location
- Set up your computer or tablet in a private location where you will not be overheard or interrupted.
- Lighting should be aimed toward the front of you. Avoid sitting with a window or other source of bright light behind you.
Use a Microphone Headset or AirPods
- This improves overall sound quality and prevents a distracting “echo” caused when one person can hear them self on the other’s computer speaker.
- Make sure your camera is eye-level and that your face is fully visible on the screen.
Move the Video Image for Eye Contact
- Once your therapy session has started, position your therapist’s live video image at the top and center of your computer screen, right below the camera. This will enable you to make eye contact during the session.
How it works
Book your free phone consultation
Take our quiz to find the therapist who’s right for you and book a free 15-minute phone consultation.
Get familiarized with the process
During your phone consultation, your therapist will answer your questions and schedule your first visit.
Attend your first appointment
Your therapist will get to know you and offer a supportive plan to help you reach your goals.