This article covers a free private video chat tool for therapists with payment support. The unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19 has got everyone self-quarantined in their homes. Fortunately, most jobs can be done from home and there are lots of tools to do that. So, here is one such tool that allows therapists to move their sessions online.
Jour for Therapists is a free video chat tool specially designed with therapists in mind. This tool provides therapists an end-to-end encrypted secure platform to hold private therapeutic sessions with their clients. It is a simple to use tool with no need for download or accounts. You can just visit the website, create a session URL and share it with the your clients for joining the session. There is a payment feature coming to Jour soon that will allows therapists to get paid right on the platform. This will make this tool a complete solution for therapists to move online for private remote sessions.
Free Private Video Chat Tool for therapists with Payment Support
Working with Jour for Therapists is really simple. The website has a “Begin a Private Session” button that instantly creates a private video call room and gives you the URL to that. Along with the URL, you get options to copy the URL and join the video call yourself.
All this point, all you have to do is share the URL with your client and then join the video call. If you are having a group therapy session, you can share the same URL with all the clients and they all can join the room via video call. Alternatively, if you already started a one-to-one session, you still share the URL to add more clients.
The room shows the video footage from both sides in equal size windows with options to toggle the camera and microphone input. There is a another option called “People” that allows you to access all the participants in the sessions from where you can enable/disable their video and audio feeds.
Currently, this is all this tool offers but there is a payment feature coming soon. That new feature will let therapists collect their session fee either in the beginning or maybe at the end of the session.
Jour for Therapists is a simple to use platform that brings private therapeutic sessions online. This is a great tool for those who can’t go out to access mental health resources. During this period of social distancing, it can be beneficial for all who can’t attend their sessions due to quarantine. The website is also building a database of therapists so people looking for mental health resources can easily connect with the therapist. If you are a therapist, you can register yourself to the database.