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Online Therapy

Helping you and your family live the lives you want and deserve.

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Online Therapy in Los Angeles and Ventura County

You want to start therapy, but that’s not as easy as it sounds.

Perhaps you live in downtown Los Angeles and you just don’t have time to sit in traffic for an hour each way trying to get to a therapy appointment. Even if you live in a less congested city in Ventura County life can feel hectic enough and you don’t want to add another thing to it. Or maybe you are just more comfortable attending counseling from the comfort of your own home.

Life happens and sometimes we need a simpler solution. Between all the hustle of life and unpredictableness sometimes it really is best to use technology to our advantage. You want high quality, specialized counseling services, but you also need therapy that fits with your lifestyle. Our team of psychologists and therapists understand.

What are the benefits of online therapy?

Online therapy can save you time. You don’t have to worry about Los Angeles traffic during rush hour. Maybe you are a mom that is constantly driving from place to place already. If it’s not to soccer practice, then it’s tutoring and if it’s not tutoring then it’s a playdate. Or maybe it’s already tough getting your teen out of the house. Possibly you work odd hours or spend long days in the office. WIth online counseling you are able to have your session at the office or in the comfort of your home, you choose.

Will I be able to connect with the therapist using online counseling?

Many people wonder if they will still be able to “connect” with their therapist in the same way as an in person session. We find that this is absolutely possible and you will likely be surprised how comfortable it can feel to have an online therapy session. In fact many prefer online therapy to traditional in person therapy sessions. Above all it is essential to make sure to take care of you and your family. In whatever format this looks like.

Online therapy is a professional mental health therapy delivered via a confidential and secure video conferencing system.

Photo of a woman participating in the LA area. She is logging into her online counseling session from her downtown LA office.

How Does Online Therapy Work?

It’s very easy! We use our integrated Simple Practice Telehealth system. You will receive an email reminder 24 hours prior to the appointment with a link to the call. And another reminder 10 minutes prior to the call both via email and text. You simply press the link to join the call.

What Will I Need For my online therapy session?

Try to be in a comfortable private place during the call with your therapist. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings during a online counseling session. Limiting distractions as much as possible. Make sure to test out your microphone and speaker before getting started on the call. You can either use a laptop/desktop or download the app to use on your phone. When you attend a counseling session in person at our Simi Valley office our therapists go to great lengths for you to speak comfortably. We want to ensure you have the same comfort during your online therapy session wherever you are. 

Teen in her room about to start online counseling session with her Ventura County teen therapist

About Us

Simi Psychological Group team offering online counseling in Ventura County and the LA area

At Simi Psychological Group, our mission is to reach the true root of your struggles so you can create real lasting change in you and your family’s lives. We know you have full control to live the life you want and deserve, which will then ripple into our community and the world.

We Offer Online Therapy for the following categories:

Donna Novak, Psy.D.

I’m a licensed clinical psychologist who empowers people to work through the roadblocks that are holding them back and find meaning and purpose in their lives.

Reena Becerra, Ph.D.

I believe that through self-compassion, inspiration and hope it is possible for anyone to reach their deepest and truest goals.

John Danial, PH.D.

I’m a licensed psychologist who encourages children, teens, and families to take the steps and make the changes they need to see real, lasting change in their lives.

She displays the utmost respect, care and dedication to her clients

I have known Dr. Novak for over 9 years and I can confidently say that she is an exceptional clinician. Her compassionate, understanding, and supportive approach coupled with her extensive knowledge of ethics and empirically validated interventions make her a great psychologist. She is driven to help her clients reach their goals so as to have fulfilling lives. When in need of a referral, Dr. Novak is without a doubt the first person I would call.

I highly recommend the therapists

At Simi Psychological Group. They really know how to help the clients they work with! They were very welcoming and made the entire experience comfortable!

Simi Psychological group is a wonderful practice

They really care about the families they work with. The therapists are warm, supportive, and very knowledgeable!

Amazing Psychologist

Dr. Danial is an amazing psychologist. He is so kind, caring and really connects with his patients. He is very sensitive to the needs of parents as well. He is very gentle in his approach, but yet is effective, and truly has a natural ability to connect with children.

Excellent organization with very personable and competent clinicians

The Simi Psychological Group is an excellent organization with very personable and competent clinicians. They quickly return calls and work to meet the clients needs as best they can. It definitely gives me peace of mind to refer clients here. Very highly recommend them.

Dr. Becerra is authentic and empathetic and truly cares about helping others

Dr. Becerra is personable and she is very knowledgeable about relationship issues too. She is compassionate, kind and easy to talk to…especially to those who are in need of support and healing. 

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