Traveling? Living internationally? Waiting for benefits to start?
Expats, you are already accustomed to video chatting with your friends and family while abroad. Why should your counselling be any different? You deserve the benefit of staying with the same clinician regardless of where on the globe you move.
After working on an American-owned counselling website, I quickly realized that access to well-trained professionals is limited worldwide. In countries with centralized healthcare like Australia and United Kingdom, individuals were paying out of pocket for the equivalency of an email with a clinician, because they have several months' wait before their first appointment with an in-person provider. Some were working with both their government-appointed provider and myself, the online clinician, because the government health care only approved for a few in-person sessions. The desire and need for online access to affordable mental health treatment became apparent to me.