Free video series

Start your journey to become an online therapist.

Confidently step into the world of teletherapy–in just 15 minutes. In this free video series with LHT Director of Clinical Services Erin O'Connell, you'll learn what you need for online sessions and what to look for when choosing a job as a teletherapist.

Total Duration
15 minutes
5 videos
5 best practices

You don't have to go at it alone. Avoid risky contracts, learn to set your schedule, and have the guidance you need to get started.

This video series is free. To get on-demand access, all you have to do is sign up by providing your name and email. Your personal information is ONLY used to provide you with a link to watch the class. We promise never to send you unsolicited emails or sell your data. 

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1099 vs W2 What's the Difference?

If you didn't know already, most online therapy companies hire therapists as 1099 contractors rather than W-2 employees. In this video, we cover some of the differences between these two forms of work.

Don't Go At It Alone - Experience the Support You Deserve

One big difference between brick and mortar and teletherapy is that teletherapy support is much more accessible. In traditional settings, therapists meet anywhere from once a month to once a quarter, making it hard to connect and share thoughts, ideas, and concerns. However, at Lighthouse Therapy, we keep therapists connected through group chats which allows them to get feedback in an instant. We also assign mentors to help answer questions, and we have monthly round table discussions to provide additional support.

How To Set Your Own Schedule

When you are a contractor instead of an employee, you have many more freedoms. One of which is being fully in charge of your schedule. You get to choose how many hours you work as well your availability.

What Tech Is Needed?

Besides a computer and mouse, several tools will make your life easier as an online therapist. We cover the list of items that will make working from home a breeze.

Honesty and Expectations - Understand Your Contract and Avoid Feeling Cheated

Contracts can feel overwhelming, and the legalese can be confusing. In this short class, Erin explains how to avoid ambiguous language, set payment terms, and watch out for line items you can't bill for.

3 Tips To Stay Organized As An Online Therapist

There are a lot of moving pieces in teletherapy. Because of this, one of the most important things you can do is stay organized. The last thing you want to happen is to misplace notes for a student or for a meeting to sneak up on you because, really, only the student truly loses when that happens.

"I wish I would have known a few of these things before I started.  I started with my first online company knowing I was an independent contractor, but I still thought I would get paid for every hour I worked.  I did not realize some contracts do not pay for everything you might have to do, like progress notes, missed visits, or planning time/note writing.  This can add up to be hours a month.."

Shelly Kaufman,
Occupational Therapistt
Meet your instructor

Erin O'Connell

Director of Clinical Services for Lighthouse Therapy, Erin O’Connell, is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) who has served students for 19 years and has worked in teletherapy since 2016.

Mrs. O’Connell directs the programs and teletherapy activities of all Lighthouse therapists. She provides data-based training and in-services. Erin also provides clinical leadership, mentorship, and support to new therapists and clinical managers to yield quality school-based teletherapy services.

Erin has worked in the teletherapy industry for over a decade. In this video series, Erin shares the key things any therapist will want to know when getting started in this industry.

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