One of the biggest criticisms of online therapy is the limited ability to emotionally connect with the client. Some reasons include the inability to detect body posturing, subtle voice inflections, the awkwardness of “radio silence” over video, etc. The Figure It Out method is a great way to overcome some challenges to online therapy and to significantly increase a therapist’s ability to emotionally connect with a client.
Explaining the entire Figure It Out method in one short article would be too challenging, but what I can do is demonstrate how it can increase emotional connection. Hope you find this 15 minute video helpful and illuminating, and if you’re interested, there’s a Part 2 you can watch for free. Just wait for the details at the end of Part 1. Enjoy!