The Coronavirus pandemic has created challenges that nobody could have predicted and has created an increased need for people to get help – specifically, people are looking for counseling professionals to help talk them through their situations while being able to do so safely from their own homes. Our goal is to help people who are struggling with life’s challenges conveniently connect to professional therapy services anytime and anywhere.
Because online therapy is a relatively new and emerging health service, we want to ensure that everything we do is accurate and focused on the patients. In order to do this, we incorporate seasoned mental health professionals and online therapy experts to help guide our editorial strategy, contribute to our content, and review all of our content for accuracy and quality.
Caitlin Kingston, LCSW
Caitlin has always had a passion for wanting to help others, and knew from very early on that she wanted to be in a helping profession. Caitlin met a social worker while in her undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University who inspired her to pursue a career as a therapist. Caitlin has a Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University where she majored in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Caitlin continued her education at Fordham University where she pursued my Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her internships were in an after-school program working with underprivileged youth and their families, and at Riker’s Island jail working with males in the high security portion of the jail.
Caitlin then transitioned to working at a drug treatment center as a social worker for individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders and became the supervisor of the intake and assessment portion of the program and became a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. She was also trained for a year in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy through New York School for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Now employed at a major area hospital as a social worker in the Psychiatric Observation Unit of the emergency department, Caitlin is also trained in perinatal mental health with a focus on working with new mothers, adjusting to motherhood, especially in these very difficult times of isolation.
Bridget Russell, LCSW
Bridget Russell received her BS in Exercise Science from California State University Northridge in 2011 and her MSW in Mental Health and Medical Social Work from University of Washington in 2015. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California with specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and managing chronic health conditions.
After her master’s program, Bridget worked as an inpatient and outpatient medical social worker at a Level 1 Trauma hospital helping patients and families navigate health and mental health challenges. She focused on providing psychosocial support and also enabled patients with therapeutic techniques and strategies to address medical and emotional trauma as well as grief and loss.
Currently, Bridget works in the patient engagement space, creating patient support programs to help people access necessary support during their oncology journey. She also works in private practice as a tele-health therapist in which she specializes in helping adults navigate job and relationship stress, new life transitions, and manage ongoing anxiety and depression. Her mission is to empower her clients to live productive and healthy lives while growing into the best versions of themselves based on their values, goals, and aspirations.
Our team comprised of experienced writers and experts are committed to helping others and their families. In addition to being dedicated to enabling people to find the help they need, our goal is also to provide individuals and families with the most accurate and up-to-date information about online therapy as new online therapy solutions continue to emerge as the need for them continue to rise. Because all situations are different and should be looked at on a case-by-case basis, we not only take a data-driven approach to our content, but we also focus our efforts on identifying what matters most to users and patients through patient discovery conversations and conducting monthly patient surveys.
Our Dedication to Accuracy
We strive to be a trustworthy resource for health care consumers, which means ensuring our content is up-to-date and accurate. Each of our articles are heavily researched using the latest, most trustworthy sources and cited for reference as well as independently fact-checked.
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Online Therapy may receive funding through partnerships such as affiliate programs. This funding allows us to go further in our research and analysis as well as enable us to provide more input from users, experts, and therapists. Though we have various partnerships, our product recommendations are derived from unbiased research and are purely editorial.
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