Patient wants to hide themselves from view

My patient wants to be able to hide themselves from view so they don’t have to look at themselves while in session - is this possible?

Thank you for posting, @3dpathways. A patient can absolutely hide their self-view without turning off their video. To do so, they need to:

  1. Hover over their self-preview
  2. Click the 3-dot menu ()
  3. Select “Hide my preview”



To return to seeing their preview, they just click on the open square button at the top right of their screen.

I’ve offered online therapy as an option since Facetime/Skype came on the scene.
It helps me to be able to SEE my patient (otherwise I might as well just do it on the phone).
W/my patients that are uncomfortable w/seeing themselves I suggested they get some post it notes and place over their “video face” online.
It works like a charm-that way you can LOOK at them, watch for what is going on, but they don’t have to see their reflection (often they get uptight about their hair etc). It’s easy and works and won’t deter from your skill set.
Good luck
Dr Karen

Or they can just put a Post-It over that part of the screen.

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