In this 30-minute video interview, Kate Anthony and DeeAnna Nagel, directors of the Online Therapy Institute discuss:

  • How the Online Therapy Institute and their collaboration come about
  • A working definition of online therapy
  • A description of what forms online therapy can take
  • What needs to be evaluated before a counsellor even considers providing online services
  • What ethical issues the novice online therapist should be aware of
  • How safe Skype is for providing online services
  • The minimum level of security that a counsellor needs to implement in the provision of online therapy services
  • Whether therapists can work with clients outside of their own country
  • Books, courses and training for counsellors in Australia who would like more education in this area

(Please note that this was a 3-way video conference call across 3 continents, so there are some delays in the interview and some occassional cross-speaking.)
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About the Presenters:

Kate Anthony and DeeAnna NagelKate is a leading expert on the use of technology in therapy. She qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Greenwich, London, UK in 2001, with her MSc Thesis on The Nature of the Online Therapeutic Relationship. Kate has trained practitioners and organisations worldwide in online therapy for over ten years.

She is co-editor and co-author of three textbooks on the subject, as well as numerous articles, chapters and journals. She is a Fellow of BACP (awarded 2008) and Past-President and Fellow of ISMHO (awarded 2005). She is also Executive Specialist for Online Coaching for the BACP Coaching Division. She is co-founder of the Online Therapy Institute, and Managing Editor of TILT Magazine ~Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology. Kate’s doctorate was “Developing Counselling and Psychotherapy in the Age of Technology and the Internet” with Middlesex University/Metanoia Institute.To learn more about Kate, please visit

DeeAnna is a psychotherapist, consultant, coach and international expert regarding online counseling and the impact of technology on mental health. She is co-founder of the Online Therapy Institute and Managing Co-Editor of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology. She specializes in text-based counseling and supervision via chat and email. DeeAnna’s expertise extends to assisting individuals and families in understanding the impact of technology in their lives from normalizing the use of technology and social media to overcoming internet and cybersex addictions. Her presentations and publications include ethical considerations for the mental healh practitioner with regard to online counseling, social networking, mixed reality and virtual world environments.

She has co-authored/edited two text-books and written several book chapters and articles on topics related to technology and mental health. DeeAnna graduated from the University of Georgia with an M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling and is licensed to practice in New Jersey, New York and Georgia. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Distance Credentialed Counselor and a Board Certified Coach. In addition to creating curricula for the Online Coach Institute she serves as faculty at the Institute for Life Coach Training. For more information, visit the Online Therapy Institute and access their free online therapy resources.