Episode #33 – Online Counselling, Why Aren’t More of us Doing it? With Therapist 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 founded 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 provides 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. 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).    Providing online counseling enables him to work with couples all over the world via to improve and/or salvage their broken relationships.  He has found it incredibly valuable when the couple is living apart or having scheduling issues that would otherwise 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 environment.

Recommended Resources

Clay's Self-Care Tip

  • Massages, travel and spending time with my dog
  • Lots of theatre and live music with my wife


Please leave Clay or myself a comment or some feedback, we’d love to hear from you and I’ll respond to everyone!

Amy Felman


  1. Bridget on November 16, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Guys,

    Loved it. I am a current student and those words of wisdom were fantastic Clay so thank-you. Really inspiring and also put lots of things into perspective.

    Thank you to you both and thanks for making it fun and engaging. It sounded like you had a really fun time recording and speaking to each other

    • Amy Felman on November 21, 2018 at 11:10 am

      Hi Bridget,

      Thanks for the comment. Clay is a super star, and yes the interview was a lot of fun. He’s a good example of a psychotherapist who thinks outside of the box.


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