• OTC Ep. 20 – Walk And Talk Therapy With Clay Cockrell

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    What is Walk-And-Talk Therapy?

    What is this Online Therapy I’m hearing so much about?

    Clay Cockrell is an LCSW who is licensed in New York.  He is able to work with New York state residents from anywhere in the world through online counseling (or teletherapy).  In addition, he devotes a a section of his practice for offering Walk And Talk Therapy to clients who have sessions on the go while walking through NYC’s beautiful Central Park.

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    In This Episode

    John talks with business owner and founder of Walk-And-Talk Therapy, Clay Cockrell, LCSW.


    • Online Counseling is becoming more widespread and approved by more and more insurance providers
    • It allows both the therapist and client to meet in a more flexible environment using a HIPAA-secure platform
    • The therapist should be licensed in the state where the client is a legal resident (in the U.S.)
    • Walk and Talk Therapy blends the health benefits of walking at a leisurely pace with the mental health benefits of a talk therapy counseling session.
    • Not all diagnoses and issues lend themselves to Walk and Talk Therapy – For example – Marital Counseling, Personality Disorders, etc.

    Meet Clay Cockrell

    Clay Cockrell, LCSW is a therapist based in New York City and is the founder of several counseling oriented endeavors.

    Most recently he is the founder of Onlinecounselling.com – a listing directory with the mission of helping clients all over the world to find the therapist or life coach that will best meet their needs. The site also works through their educational resources and podcasts to help counselors work online in an ethical, responsible and legal manner. A majority of proceeds from the site are donated to non-profit arts.

    Clay started his career as the creator of Walk and Talk Therapy (www.walkandtalk.com). Instead of meeting in a traditional office, he conducts counseling sessions while walking through Central Park in NY. He has found that movement when associated with therapy is incredibly effective in allowing the healing and growth process that is so critical to the therapeutic journey. He consults with therapists all over the world to bring this innovative approach to their own practices.

    Six years ago, Clay began his journey into the online world by the creation of Online Marital Counseling (www.maritalcounseling.com) He works with couples all over the world via online counseling to improve and / or salvage their broken relationships. It is incredibly valuable when the couple is living apart or having scheduling issues that prevent them from engaging in traditional couples counseling.

    Originally from Kentucky, Clay moved to New York City with his wife in 1997. He has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN and National Public Radio as well as in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WebMD, and The Times of London. Most recently he was featured on CBS’s “The Doctor’s” where they were able to explore his specialty of counseling for the Ultra Wealthy and how to raise children in a money’ed envirornment.




    Kevin Bosin provides Walk & Talk Therapy in Chesapeake, VA through Whole Journey Wellness

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    Previous Episode – OTC Ep. 19 – Treating Eating Disorders with Allison Puryear

    Meet John Dennis

    John is a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience who specializes in counseling for individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. He focuses on working with anxious teens and adults, couples who are struggling to connect with one another, and those dealing with grief and loss.

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