Creating a confidential space before each therapy session is important- we want to be sure that your private information stays private, and that you feel safe sharing whatever comes to mind without wondering who could be listening in. We also want to make sure that we limit technological difficulties to the extent that we are able to avoid frustrating interruptions at important moments. I have carefully considered my setup to ensure privacy and a stable connection. Because we are meeting remotely, I have to rely on you to do the same on your end. The following is information provided by Person Centered Tech to help you address privacy and technology concerns.
If you have a hard time finding confidential space, here are some examples that others have used. These are not ideal, but should be considered secondary choices if an ideal setup is not available. If you use any of these, please make sure that the space is comfortable to you. Being comfortable is also highly important.
Be sure to move your computer as close as you can to your WiFi router (the box that makes the WiFi.) Or better yet — plug your computer into the router with a cable!
After that, you’ll want to close out of any programs you don’t need which use your Internet connection. This video (scroll to bottom) will show you some examples of doing that (and this article will explain it.)
(Courtesy of www.personcenteredtech.com)