This needs to be said early: Though there is some necessary due diligence a counselor must fulfill in regards to being technologically savvy, one does not have to be a technology expert to provide Online Counseling. You don’t believe me? Well, I’m writing a book on Online Counseling and I am nowhere close to being a technology expert. Processor speeds and virtual memory don’t really interest me. Hence, I am a terrible person to ask what sort of computer you should buy—you’ll get much better advice from the Geek Squad at BestBuy®.

Online Counseling is Not Just for “Techies”

General knowledge you will need concerns to how to use a telephone, a computer, and the Internet, and this book will cover the basics and beyond. We will also address applicable technologies and protocols for security, which is part of the due diligence in establishing an ethical Online Counseling practice. However, instead of becoming technology gurus, let’s keep our focus on counseling provision and build strong relationships with good tech-support experts.