It is a gift to live in a time when technology can help us reach people with the hope of the Gospel through counseling when proximity and availability might otherwise hinder them from getting help. Technology helps us reach far beyond the walls of a building. Before offering virtual counseling, however, what should counselors consider? What platform is best to use? How do you prepare a counselee for virtual counseling? When is it appropriate to end virtual counseling? Counselors must consider these questions and more to ensure they make the best use of the technology available to them.
Josh Weidmann has served as the Senior Pastor at Grace Chapel in Englewood, Colorado since 2015. He is an ACBC-certified counselor and has written several books on counseling and parenting. He and his wife, Molly have been married since 2009 and have five children.