Years in Practice

10 years +


Highlands NJ 07732 - United States



Additional Expertise

Life Coach, Organization

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire

I Believe

A wide lens is cast at the Online Therapy Institute ranging from email and chat to videoconferencing and Second Life. We teach therapists and coaches about cyberculture and the delivery of tech servces. 

About Online Therapy Institute

The Online Therapy Institute is designed for professionals who wish to enrich their knowledge about online counseling, online coaching clinical supervision and the impact of technology on mental health. We teach change agents, HR professionals and teachers about the cyberculture and work*life. 

The Institute, founded by Kate Anthony and DeeAnna Merz Nagel is a think tank for all issues mental health, coaching, cyberpsychology, technology and the internet. Our mission is to provide a platform that allows people to learn collaboratively from one another. As an Institute, we strive to disseminate information about research, education 

The Online Therapy Institute and Online Coach Institute offers training to mental health practitioners, coaches and organizations worldwide who have an interest in using technology to deliver services..

  • We offer experiential post-graduate online training courses designed to be applicable to an international audience of therapists, counsellors, supervisors, managers and other professionals in the field of mental health.
  • We offer experiential certification and Specialist Certificates for Coaches and other professionals working the coaching and human resources fields.
  • Our training ethos is that through experiencing a modelled relationship conducted online, you will begin a reflective journey that develops your own theoretical orientation and use of language through written exercises, online experiences and self-paced examination of your learning.
  • We are committed to the ethical provision of online services for mental health and coaching and provide online supervision for students. 
  • We believe in collaboration internationally, creating a central platform of learning for the profession to develop and grow in line with the fast changing nature of how we are communicating in light of new technologies.and training.

Online Therapy Institute Success Stories

Student Testimonials



What is so very true for me right now is how completely impressed I am with the technology displayed and taught in this Online Therapy Course!! …

I am finding the course interesting and informative and look forward to the rest of my journey combining therapy and technology…

She was very knowledgeable. She was on task.
She is very direct, knowledgeable, fun and generous with the information.
She kept thing very interesting and moving. She responded to questions well. The information she shared was tremendously helpful and she introduced topics that I had never really considered.

She is brilliant, listened well, and answered the question that the student was asking.
It was impressively high-tech, easy to follow, and very thorough.
She covered a lot of content effectively in a short amount of time by providing links to the information, walking us through the content, and then leaving time for questions. She did a great job navigating the ambiguities that exist with the limited regulation of coaching for licensed therapists and for conducting coaching/therapy online. It was also helpful that she was very sensitive to the needs of professionals who are therapists and also life coaches.
DeeAnna is an engaging and wonderful teacher.

“I would recommend the DCC Training 150%. It was the best training I have ever completed and you will be given ALL the tools, resources and knowledge you need to get started.”
Thomas Tsakounis, MS, LGPC, NCC, RH(AHG)
“What a PHENOMENAL Training! DeeAnna Merz Nagel provided invaluable information on using encryption to protect confidentiality, how to maintain appropriate relationship boundaries, and how to screen clients for suitability of receiving these modes of delivery. It was by far the best workshop I’ve ever attended!”
Debra D., MSEd, LPC

Course very informative and inspirational
Had a good/enjoyable day – course actually very good as an introduction. I feel confident to work online with what I have been taught. Thank you!!
Interesting and informative
Enjoyed course – learned new information
Enjoyed the day – thanks!
A good day – lots of very useful information – thank you!

Mind Blowing!
Kate’s real life examples made it very tangible, credible & engaging.
Made a potentially dry topic very interesting

[The workshop] raised issues about next steps for me personally and [us] as an organisation

Thank you for an enjoyable course. I shall be interested to see, and indeed take part in the progress and possible introduction of online counselling in our area. Thank you again to everyone.

Interesting, stimulating and exciting

An excellent and informative delivery which raised my awareness exponentially. Grateful thanks.

Useful discussion and acknowledgement of complexity of thinking about couples work online.

Keynotes and Presentations


Keynotes and Presentations have been provided to the following organizations, conferences and conventions:
Association for Coaching – London Division
International E-Health Summit
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Coaching Division
Counselor Education in Second Life
Employee Assistance European Forum
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Universities Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
University of San Paolo
European/World Congress of Psychology
International Association of CyberTherapy, Training and Rehabilitation
Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education
Association of Internet Researchers
Association of Counselling at Work
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Associaton
Psychotherapy Networker Symposium
Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia
New York Mental Health Counselors Association
New Jersey Counseling Association
World EAP Conference
International Medical Informatics Association MEDINFO
Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work
Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Human Services
National Association for Rural Mental Health
National Youth-at-Risk Conference
American Mental Health Counselors  Association

Consultancy Portfolio


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We have provided training, coaching and/or consultancy to the following organizations:
The University of Greenwich
The Inland Revenue
The College of Law of England and Wales
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence
Focus EAP
Childline UK
Face2Face (Scope)
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Gambling Industry Charitable Trust
Cardiff University
Terrence Higgins Trust
Distance Therapy
The Brighton Federation of Disabled People
Plymouth University
Trinity College Dublin
Kasamba.com (LivePerson)
University of College Cork, Ireland
State of Wyoming Department of Health
Institute for Life Coach Training
Workplace Options
EAPA South Africa
Kansas City EAPA
Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work
Relationships Scotland
Prime Counselling
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Alaska Division
University of Birmingham
Montclair State Univeristy- Center for Career Services
Metro New York Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association
In addition, our Ethical Frameworks have either been adopted by or referenced in the development of organizational codes of ethics by the following:
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Ohio Psychological Association
Delivering Mental Well-Being Services Online; Risk Awareness and Management Programme (Ramp Guide)

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