Teletherapy

teletherapy200Teletherapy is simply using video conferences, emails, texting, and phone calls to connect a client with a therapist. Basically, any type of electronic form of communication that occurs between the treating provider and the client can be employed during Teletherapy.  New technology, especially live video over the internet, allows people to have conversations that are not significantly different than a face-to-face conversations.  Medical providers, including mental health professionals, are using this technology in increasing numbers.  Each year more insurance companies are approving forms of Teletherapy as part of their mental health benefits coverage.

Is Teletherapy right for you?  Is it secure?  See the answers below.

Teletherapy is ideal for:

  • Busy college students
  • Stay-at-home moms
  • People who don’t like to travel in bad weather
  • People who have unusual work hours

Numerous studies have found that Teletherapy is as effective as face-to-face therapy, and for some people, it’s even more effective. Some clients struggle to keep regular appointments with a therapist at his/her office due to lack of childcare, money for gasoline, weather conditions, and work constraints. Now, you can get your appointment scheduled and be where you want. All you need is a computer and private location without distractions.

Is Teletherapy Secure?

I have contracted with SecureVideo since 2014. They are a nationally-recognized, HIPAA-compliant, technology that holds itself to the very highest standards of security, customer satisfaction, and client support.

There is a heightened awareness and focus on security issues over the internet. Therefore, HIPAA compliance offers clients the needed reassurance that we do all that we can to protect the nature of the private and confidential information that we may share. We do this to the very best of our ability.

How Do I Get Started?

I ask that all new clients fill out the Teletherapy Intake Form. It should only take a few minutes of your time and really helps me to start to get to know you and your therapy needs.