Telehealth (Online Counseling)
Telehealth therapy is online counseling through a secure video chat from your location with a therapist. As a Board Certified TeleMental Health provider, I am trained to provide ethical online therapy.
Online therapy is done through a secure platform called Simple Practice, which is designed for specifically for counseling. It is HIPAA compliant so you can have a secure therapy experience.
All startup paperwork is completed through the website, so there is no need to print, save, mail, or email anything.
Most computers, tablets and phones come equipped with a webcam ready to use, so connecting is easy. There is no need to download or learn a new program.
Before each session you will receive a link to connect to a secure and private video chat. Connecting to therapy is as easy as clicking on the link.
If needed, I can walk you through the whole process before our first session.
Benefits of Telehealth
Studies have shown telehealth to be just as effective as in-person therapy, making it a helpful way to receive support.
Telehealth is accessible with a phone, tablet, or computer so you don’t need extra software or equipment to connect with a counselor.
Online counseling is convenient from the comfort from your home or a private location. You can save time and money on transportation, making it easier to schedule services.
Telehealth is confidential between you and your therapist. Online sessions are completed through a secure HIPAA compliant video platform designed specifically for therapy.
Privacy is important in therapy. Being open and honest in therapy depends on a lot of factors, including trust and confidentiality. Your privacy is most important to me, therefore during our Telehealth session I will be alone in the room, work from a secure platform and computer, and limit all distractions. For your own privacy protection, I ask that you do the same.
Here are a few tips to increase privacy:
• Choose a location that will allow you to have privacy and limited interruptions such as your bedroom, home office, or even your car.
• Wearing headphones increases privacy by minimizing what others can hear and limits background noise.
• White noise can help to prevent others from hearing your conversation and limit background noise.
• Your session link and password are meant just you. Do not share these with others.