Wecounsel Software

4.21 / 5 (28)

About Wecounsel


Wecounsel is a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing solution designed for telemedicine practices of all sizes. It offers live chat, patient scheduling and check-in, a clinician dashboard and video calling. Android and iOS apps are available for tablets and smartphones.

Wecounsel features practice management, which allows users to manage appointment scheduling and medical billing. Users can also take notes using customizable note templates. Patient interaction tools let users schedule calls with patients through multiple channels such as video, live chat and email. Providers and practitioners can also share documents such as lab results and forms.

Website and social-media integrations help users promote their practices and manage Google rankings. The product also provides an open API, which allows users to integrate Wecounsel with other platforms and transfer data such as SSO authentication, video sessions and appointment scheduling.

Pricing is per user per month. Support is offered through an online help desk.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

28 Reviews of Wecounsel

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.21 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

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January 2017

Sasha from Inspired Teen Therapy

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2017

A great way to video conference with clients

WeCounsel is a very easy-to-use platform for HIPAA compliant video conferencing, scheduling, messaging, and documentation. I love that everything is in one place. Despite having detailed instructions on how to use the video feature, clients still have struggled to get their video up and running on the first session. Some of their tech support agents are incredibly helpful and professional, while I noticed some others struggle to maintain a professional demeanor, telling me about trouble they are having with other users, and expressing outward confusion and frustration in problem solving issues, rather than confidence and putting me at ease. I also wish there was a toll free number you could call in the moment if you are experiencing technical issues. Especially when you have sessions scheduled and you waste 15-30 minutes trying to help your client set up their camera, it can be really annoying to "request a call" and have to wait 24 hours to hear back. It would be great to be able to sync the calendar with other calendars but it's still easy to use the calendar feature directly on the site. Overall, I highly recommend using this platform. It's very easy to navigate, upload counseling notes, and even create templates right on the site. They are very responsive to questions and helpful when you need something.

Response from WeCounsel of Wecounsel

Replied January 2017

Thank you for reaching out and providing your valuable feedback. We are so happy that you are having success with the software. We are happy to conduct test calls with all of your users to make sure they are set up for success prior to your sessions. If you've had a poor experience with support staff, we'd love to hear about it in detail so we can correct the issue. We answer calls during business hours right away and are working on extending hours of operation so evening support is available to you.We are also releasing a calendar sync feature very soon and we'll be sure to let you know when it's available. If you have any questions/concerns I haven't answered, please call 888-958-2885 opt. 4 and let's talk.

January 2017

Laura from Laura Thompson, Ph.D.

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2017

Easy to learn for provider's and patients

WeCounsel has allowed me to provide evaluation and psychotherapy online via a HIPAA compliant platform. The format is clear and direct allowing ease of use. The site is easy to navigate and explain to patients. The cost is very reasonable. They continue to add new features and functions to improve the experience. The customer support and technical support are exceptional. Their technical support people converse in simple, direct language in helping guide providers and patients through set up or technical challenges.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Patients sometimes have trouble locating how to schedule an appointment. They tend to click on Calendar which seems intuitive but this does not bring up my schedule.

Response from WeCounsel of Wecounsel

Replied January 2017

Thank you for reaching out to provide your valuable feedback to our team! The calendar in the dashboard is the calendar for the user who is logged in. Some of our clients are actually connected to more than one provider, which is why they have to navigate to your availability to view it. Thank you for providing that commentary, however, we will look into ways we can make this more clear for clients. We will actually soon be removing the slider and an empty field will appear instead where you can enter any amount you want. I will make sure to let you know when this change is made. If there is any question/concern I haven't addressed please give me a call at 888-958-2885 opt.4 and let's talk!

January 2017

Margo from Life Solutions

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2017

Reality of Digital Counseling Fees/Usage

WeCounsel has a foundation that is excellent. The weaknesses are in the price and technical ease. In theory, it is more fair to charge per usage rather than a monthly fee, or at least have that as an option. The clients very often have difficulty navigating the technology, which can be discouraging. It would be nice to be able to play videos from the Internet to clients during sessions on WeCounsel or have access to a whiteboard or something.

Pros

Easy for techicnally knowledgeable people. Secure, Hippa Compliant, and billing.

Cons

Cost, client technical issues.

Response from WeCounsel of Wecounsel

Replied January 2017

Thanks for reaching out with your valuable feedback. We are happy to hear you are having success with the software. We will do test calls with each of your clients to make sure they are setup for success prior to your first sessions. Our very affordable plans offer you unlimited video conferencing so you can have as many or as few calls as you need. With the screen share option, you can play videos on your computer screen to your clients and we are excited to release the whiteboard feature very soon! We will definitely let you know when that becomes available. If there is a concern/question that I haven't addressed, please give me a call at 888-958-2885 opt. 4 and let's talk.

January 2017

Emily from Emily Whitish Counseling

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

2.0

January 2017

Cumbersome and lacks flexibility

I use WeCounsel for the video function only and wish the pricing packages were set up so that I am only paying for what I am using. Because I don't use the scheduling feature, it's confusing for clients because they think they need to request a session with me even though we are already scheduled through a different practice management system. More than half of my clients struggled with getting started, either with downloading the plug in, getting their camera and microphone to work, or entering the session. There's too many steps involved for starting sessions: four clicks. It should be 2. And when we have to quit a session and re-enter due to technical problems, it's even more confusing because WeCounsel thinks you're double-booking. Oh wait I have to go back to the front page and select "check in"... yeah confusing. Video quality seems to depend more on internet speeds and your computer processor and not so much on WeCounsel. Other cheaper options seem to be just as good. One reason I chose WeCounsel was because of the Whiteboard feature, which hasn't been developed yet. I'm considering researching other options.

Pros

If your practice is solely online-based and you need a the practice management system, it's integrated in WeCounsel.

Cons

Video quality isn't better ham other options. Not easy to navigate around. Too many steps/lclicks to get into a session. No option to turn off scheduling or note taking features so you and client don't get prompts. No whiteboard feature despite being advertised.

Response from WeCounsel of Wecounsel

Replied January 2017

Thank you for reaching out and providing your valuable feedback. Wecounsel offers a host of packages with different features. The Starter Plan sounds like best plan for you, but you don't have to use all the features included if you don't need them. You can even turn off your availability if you don't need clients to make requests.Our staff is happy to do a test call with each of your clients to make sure they are set up for success. It's true, internet connectivity does play a role in the quality of the call as with any internet based solution. We will help you test speeds and make sure that you have the optimal connection.Our checkin process is designed for security, but we are always looking for ways to improve. We are excited to release whiteboard in the next couple of weeks and will be sure to let you know when it comes out! If there is anything I can still help with, please call 888-958-2885.

February 2019

Laura from Laura Thmpson PHD

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2019

Reasonably priced telemental health solution

Allows me to see out of state clients online.

Pros

The software is easy to use and continually adding features. It is HIPAA compliant ensuring privacy for clients. It has integrated scheduling, billing, messaging, and document functions.

Cons

Occasional glitches that interfere with video chat connection.

December 2017

Pamela from Therapy from Home Coast to Coast Telemedicine

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

2.0

December 2017

They were not willing to make changes I needed. They often said its coming

Not really user friendly enough for me.

Pros

The IT guy was nice but it took a lot of time sometimes for him to get back to me. They did not have a lot of complex charts to get through to simply connect with the client. They had few templated to utilize.

Cons

Cost is high, I got 1 person to answer me from directory and they emailed me a long dangerous email and I had said I did not want emails.They did always get back to me , but I really feel they did not do things to sort us out as people in the directory. It does not make sense that I got 1 referral after being listed for about 8 months. It is good that have no fancy graphs or other suchness that makes getting to the bare bones complex.

Response from Justin of Wecounsel

Replied December 2017

Hi Pamela! We sincerely appreciate your feedback and take it very seriously. I am sorry to hear you did not receive more referrals from the Directory. The Directory is totally free to be a part of, so we certainly hope you'll continue to take advantage of that! In addition, our practice management software can be used for the in-person side of your practice as well, not just online clients. We provide a space for scheduling, secure email, chat, document storage and sharing and more! Quick response time is highly important to us, so I am very sorry to hear that you feel it took too long at times. We will look into this with our Customer Success Team to find ways of reducing response time. If there is anything else we can do for you, please don't hesitate to reach out!

December 2016

Megan from 2nd Chance

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2016

Great Product

WeCounsel has a very modern and user friendly interface that it easy and self-explanatory for both customer and clients to use. Their customer support is outstanding and they are always listening to their customers to make a superior product. They have been responsive to my requests and helped me through every step of the process. I feel more confident using this technology while being supported in my business model. They go the extra mile to make sure they understand what my needs are as a customer.

Pros

Ease of use and customer service.

Response from WeCounsel of Wecounsel

Replied January 2017

Thank you for reaching out and offering your valuable feedback. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience, we want to go the extra mile for you.

February 2018

Laura from Laura Thompson, Ph.D.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

Easy to use video chat platform for psychotherapy

Pros

I like the reasonable cost, ease of use for client and provider, and excellent technical support. The platform slows me to video chat, message, and schedule with clients.

Cons

There are occasional glitches or interruptions in the video streaming which can be frustrating. It is unclear if this is due to the platform or the user's internet signal strength.

January 2017

Gretchen from Gretchen Pauley, LICSW

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0