As a psychotherapist I am excited to offer teletherapy for residents throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
I understand it’s not always easy to drop everything and get away. Thanks to teletherapy, making yourself a priority is a whole lot easier. You can enjoy the benefits of therapy wherever you are, at home, your office, your car, or anywhere within the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia.
What is teletherapy?
Telehealth or telemedicine involves using electronic, interactive video, or data communications to deliver services to an individual when he/she is located at a different site than the provider.
Teletherapy (e-therapy, virtual therapy, or online therapy) involves the practice of psychotherapy delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of medical data, and education using interactive, synchronous audio/video communications.
Who would benefit from teletherapy?
Most clients and concerns can benefit from teletherapy. Teletherapy is an ideal way to get the support you need without the hassle of going to an office. Busy schedules, transportation concerns, limited mobility, or a desire to be in the comfort of your own space are only a few reasons some find teletherapy beneficial. (Teletherapy is not advised for clients who are suicidal, highly dissociative, or have other severe mental illnesses.**)
Is teletherapy as good as face to face treatment?
Research has shown that teletherapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy, provided the client is appropriate for the service and the client and therapist are able to build a strong connection. It may take a few sessions to adjust to talking to a screen, after that most clients find they forget we’re not in person.
How does it work?
You will receive an email confirmation of our appointment with a link to our session. There will also be a link to our session on my client portal. Simply click on the link at the time of your appointment and we will meet via a secure, HIPAA compliant video platform where we can see and hear each other. No downloading required! You can use a laptop, tablet, or phone, anything that connects to the internet and has a camera and microphone. Easy!
Is Teletherapy Secure and Confidential?
I use a HIPAA compliant, secure platform that protects your privacy and confidentiality. You are responsible for ensuring that your location provides you with the privacy and confidentiality you desire.
Does insurance cover teletherapy?
More and more insurance companies are acknowledging the benefit of teletherapy and covering teletherapy sessions. If you are interested in using insurance please let me know before we meet, I will attempt to determine if your plan covers teletherapy when I verify your insurance coverage. Ultimately, you will be responsible for ensuring teletherapy is covered by your insurance plan.
If you have any additional questions regarding Teletherapy, please let me know.
Contact me today to schedule your appointment.