Dr. Chad Love-Lieberman outlines how Skype and other video-calling applications can be used for online artistic therapy.
Online PR News – 05-May-2016 – Woodstock, New York – “The Internet is slowly transforming every aspect of our lives, and today, it is possible to have online therapy sessions. These are preferred by people who lead busy lives and hence don’t have time to travel to and from physical locations for therapies,” art therapist Mr. Chad Love said at the beginning of his session about online therapy.
“For quite some time, I myself was rather skeptical about using Skype in therapy sessions,” he revealed to an amused crowd, “but with time I have found it to be just as effective as conventional art therapy where clients come to my office. Skype makes you seem like you and the patient are in the same room, even when you may be continents apart.”
Explaining how it works, Mr. Chad Love-Lieberman urged clients who are interested in setting up initial online sessions to first call in to their therapist and explain their reasons for wanting therapy as well as their preference for the online mode of therapy.
“When you call us, we take your details including your location and preferred therapy timeline and then we set up the first online consultation at a mutually agreed-upon time. During the first consultation, focus is on learning about each other. You can tell me who you are, what makes you tick and why you want art therapy,” he explained.
“From there, we will decide whether, when and how to proceed with your art therapy sessions, typically I meet my clients once a week, but this is dependent on the specific circumstance and reason for seeking therapy as well as your own availability,” he added.
Mr. Chad Love however cautioned that not all therapy sessions will be happy, explaining that during the sessions, clients would have to confront sad, frustrating and/or otherwise difficult moments in order to resolve and get clarity and peace to get on with their lives. “As the feelings, surface, I will be there to guide you through the turmoil and back to clarity.”
In conclusion, Mr. Chad Love-Lieberman answered a question posed by the audience regarding the kind of equipment necessary for online therapy sessions. “Well, all you need to have is a computer with fast Internet access. Ensure your computer has a webcam and a microphone. From there, you can simply visit Skype.com to download their software which facilitates the video calling method applied within the sessions.”
Chad Love Lieberman further explained that the set-up process is simple and straightforward, adding that those with older computers could buy the accessories and connect them to their computers in order to facilitate communication. “You also should have an easel or a table where you’ll be creating your artwork, and ensure that the camera points in that direction,” he finished.
Chad Love – Artistic Therapist
Chad Love Lieberman is an Artistic Therapist in the UK-USA with the overriding body and the professional association BA, MA. Chad Love has worked as an art therapist for over 18 years and is still fascinated by each client’s unique process and courage to welcome change, self-development and improvement.
Chad “Love” Lieberman says to see an optimistic change in your life; you need to have the intention to change it. Going to see a therapist for the first time can feel a bit scary or intimidating. However, this is an important step, which reflects your intention of wanting to improve yourself, your situation or your health. Chad Love-Lieberman says it’s a great privilege to be able to support people and guide them through a personal and artistic journey towards recovery and help regaining ones’ balance.
Your life or health situation doesn’t need to be extremely challenging for you to see a therapist. More people recognize the positive effects of seeing an art therapist on a regular basis can have on their lives. It can improve their communication and quality of relationships; it keeps them more focused and through increased self-awareness gives them the ability to cope better with life and its challenges. Therefore, visiting a therapist can be useful for anyone at any stage in his or her life.
Dr. Chad Love Lieberman has worked and still works with adults and children with a wide range of issues such as trauma, learning difficulties, loss, anxiety and depression. Over the years, Chad Love has developed a special interest in working with cancer patients for whom artistic therapy can play a significant role in coping with the emotional impact of this illness. Personally, Chad Love has an interest in the practice of mindfulness, Buddhist teachings, meditation, symbolism and color experience that often become visible in his way of working. He is also an exhibiting artist who creates paintings and sculptures by incorporating his knowledge and research into the healing aspects of art. Learn more at http://www.chadlove.com