We provide video and telephone mental health services for individuals seeking psychotherapy. For many people, it can be difficult to schedule an in-person counseling session. Busy schedules, frequent travel, rural residence, military duty, long-distance relationships, childcare issues, anxiety, physical limitations, or limited transportation are a few of the many possible barriers to seeking help.
We offer online sessions to make therapy more feasible for our clients. Research has shown that distance counseling, whether through online video or telephone, can be just as effective as face-to-face counseling.
The coronavirus global pandemic is impacting millions of people around the world. In times like these, client care is as critical as ever. That’s why we’re addressing the most commonly asked questions below and offering this service to all clients.
Benefits of Telemental health Therapy:
Professional and confidential
Allows you to find the best therapist to meet your needs, even if he or she is not located close to where you live
Effective, convenient way to deal with life issues
You can access your therapist no matter where you are
Feel safe being in your own space and environment
Personal connection that comes from talking face-to-face
Solution focused resolution to problems
Here are some of the necessary requirements for online video sessions:
Tablet, laptop or desktop computer
Smartphone with at least iOS 10 or Android 7.0
(Note: To use a smartphone, you must first download Telehealth by SimplePractice - available for iOS or Android in the app store.)
You will also need an internet connection that is at least 10mbps. For optimal results, a reliable, high-speed internet connection with a bandwidth of at least 10 mbps will minimize connection issues and provide the best quality.
Privacy (such as an office or room where you can be alone, without interruption)
What is Telehealth?
Through audio and video over the internet, you can meet with your clinician on-the-go from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device (iOS or Android) - it's your choice! Telehealth allows us to connect anywhere with secure and convenient appointments that save you time and hassle. There's no need to deal with traffic when you can schedule and attend your appointments directly from a laptop or mobile device.
We use Simple Practice for our telehealth platform because it’s safe, secure, fully encrypted and HIPPA compliant. It’s also very user-friendly!
How easy is it for clients to use Telehealth?
It’s very easy for clients. They can start an appointment directly from their web browser on their computer or tablet or from their mobile phone by downloading the mobile app. They’ll automatically receive an email reminder that includes a link to join the video call. Once they join the call, you’re all set.
Check out this resource that explains in detail how you will connect with us: