Telemental health or telecounseling is the process of providing counseling or psychotherapy services remotely. Virtual delivery advantages include increased convenience for individuals by reducing barriers to care, which have often included scheduling limitations, mobility restriction, illness, childcare challenges, and transportation difficulties. Studies* have also shown that individuals are far more
relaxed in their own familiar environment, often leading to a more productive session.
If Teletherapy is the best option for you, the session can be by telephone or utilizing a secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing system. The Zoom Video Conferencing platform is accessed through our patient portal. If you are choosing video Telehealth, an invitation to the portal will be sent, along with simple instructions on setting up your account.
*Simpson, Susan & Bell, Lorraine & Knox, J. & Mitchell, D. (2005). Therapy via videoconferencing: A route to client empowerment? Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 12. 156 - 165.