Online Therapy

Online Assessment/Therapy & Academy

My name is Professor John Egbeazien Oshodi, Ph.D,  I am a Florida based licensed clinical/forensic psychologist since 1993, and all of my therapy services are only on a face to face basis in the state of Florida in the United States of America. I only offer tightly secured and private online video psychotherapy and other therapeutic services internationally especially for residents in Africa! We are excited to bring cutting edge therapy treatment to Africa. I offer online therapy (video conferencing based) treatment in Africa (in English language) for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, procrastination, unethical habits, or and addictions.

Individual Therapy and Couples/Family Therapy
Bereavement and Grief Therapy
Post-Injury Traumatic Stress Therapy
Proactive Solution Brief Therapy                                                                                                                    Sex Offending Behavior Evaluation and Therapy
School based (student/staff/faculty) Therapy
Workplace (employee/employer) based Therapy
Affective Cognitive behavioural Leadership Therapy
Clinical Consultation/Testing/Training/Lecturing
Open Online Psychology Academy: Lessons & Practices

How does it work?
I use professional HIPPA compliant video conferencing software to help you connect with me . All you need is a computer with a webcam.

Once you book an appointment I will send you a link to the video conference, clicking on it will connect with me as your therapist.
We can schedule a free phone or chat consultation to learn more about online assessment/therapy.

What is online therapy ?
Online therapy has been defined as the use of technology (e.g., phone, video technology) for the delivery of psychological services. I prefer to use video-based meetings whenever possible.
What are the benefits and risks of online therapy?
There are plentiful potential benefits of online therapy. For example, sessions can be provided when clients are not able to attend in-person sessions due to various reasons including physical limitations or physical distance. It also allows clients to connect with high quality clinicians who may not be otherwise available based on geography. Ample research indicates that online therapy has led to effective treatment of various disorders (Journal of Technology in Human Services, 2008, Vol. 26, No. 2; Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, Vol. 16, No. 3). However, some potential risks of online or therapy include: less control over confidentiality, reduced emotional connection between therapist and client due to lack of physical closeness.
Online therapy requires you to be familiar with technology and requires that paperwork be submitted via electronic means or postal mail (instead of face-to-face).

How do I know if I am a good candidate for online therapy?
As a clinician I will use the initial evaluation, as well as the first few sessions, to recommend whether online therapy is appropriate for your needs. Evaluation of appropriateness for online therapy will continue throughout the treatment. If as a psychological clinician I determine that it no longer seems appropriate to provide online therapy, then I will inform you of this and make local referrals. You are welcome to decline online therapy services at no cost.
What are the technology requirements?

We provide video-based assessment and therapy through a USA Law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant system (such as, SecureVideo, Vsee). Clients are encouraged to research and understand the benefits and limits of this form of technology before agreeing to engage with the technology. We ask that you use a computer or mobile device with a camera and clear microphone. You will need access to a private space where you will not be overheard and are free from other distractions (phones, emails, other persons in the area).

If there is a loss of connection during therapy, I, the client, will initiate the callback, either to try again via Secure Video or finish my session by calling 305 505 3018.

Are there any concerns that are not a good fit for this online therapy program?
Regrettably, our online therapy program is not set-up to replace crisis services or hospitalization; Persons who are a good fit for this program are eager for help, but are stable, and desire new skills and further symptom relief. We are not able to provide detox services or accept patients who are actively dependent on substances. If at any time you feel suicidal , STOP and please call your area's emergency number or go to your local emergency room.

What ages are appropriate, my fee rate?

We provide online psychotherapy to individuals age 18 and older.                                                         We provide teens therapy ( 13 to 17) with consent from guardian or parent.
What are the costs and do you accept insurance?
Online therapy with me is billed at 5. 50 USD ( three dollar and fiftycents) per 50-minute session as against my normal hourly $150 USD fee. The significantly reduced fee is for residents in developing societies in Africa especially. All fees are paid online at the time the appointment is booked. In addition, this therapy program is not set up to bill insurance companies. Please inquire with your insurance company to find out whether they will reimburse online therapy services.

How do I move forward?
Please start by booking a free 15-minute video consultation with me by first sending me a message through my email address, [email protected]. I will ask questions to understand your needs and provide brief information about the counselling approach. If we both agree it’s a good fit, then you can schedule an initial video-based counselling session to continue assessing suitability and start the counselling process.

Note : 5.00 USD per hour is the current charge for the Online Psychology lectures.

Note: In the era of Covid-19, all charges/fees are waved and provided for free, except for psychological testing, contact us for information regarding testing related procedures and payment.