Episode #33 – Online Counselling, why aren't more of us doing it? With Therapist Clay Cockrell


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Today my guest is Clay Cockrell, LCSW, a therapist based in New York City.

Six years ago, Clay began his journey into the online world by the creation of Online Marital Counseling (www.maritalcounseling.com), where he works with couples all over the world to improve and/or salvage their broken relationships. He and his clients have found it incredibly valuable, particularly when the couple is living apart (perhaps as expats) or having scheduling issues that prevent them from engaging in traditional couples counseling.

As Clay chatted to colleagues about the benefits of online counselling it became evident many didn't’ know what it was or liked the idea but were fearful or put off by the technological side.

In 2016 he founded Onlinecounselling.com – a listing directory with the mission of helping clients all over the world to find the therapist or life coach that will best meet their needs. The site also provides educational resources and podcasts to help counselors work online in an ethical, responsible and legal manner.

Whilst clearly savvy with technology, Clay is also one for the outdoors. He started his career as the creator of Walk and Talk Therapy (www.walkandtalk.com). Instead of meeting in a traditional office, he conducts counseling sessions while walking through Central Park in NY.

ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN and New York Times were interested in walkandtalk.com and Clay’s other endeavours as was I. So let’s see how we all wear it differently with Clay Cockrell.

Check out: www.onlinecounselling.com www.walkandtalk.com www.maritalcounseling.com

For more information on Clay and for his best self care tip, check out the show notes!

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