Telehealth Online Counseling
Do you need support for a mental health or substance abuse problem, but can’t make it to an in-person appointment? Do you want the help of counseling, but the convenience of not leaving your home?
What is Online Counseling?
Online counseling or telehealth allows the facilitation of therapy services via live video conferencing. Thanks to modern technology, just about everyone in the world has a smart phone or tablet capable of video chat. Using your smart phone, we can have a counseling session that is just like in person therapy… minus the distance of course. Telehalth therapy can be very helpful if getting to a traditional in-person appointment is impossible.
Is Online Counseling Right for Me?
Counseling via video is a good option for those with transportation issues, who are unable to leave their home, who live in a remote area, or anyone who prefers the privacy and convenience that telehealth provides.
There are so many benefits to online counseling, but it isn’t a good fit for everyone. Some prefer the intimacy of a face to face meeting. For those in the midst of severe mental health or substance abuse issues, an in-person evaluation or treatment facility may be recommended. I’d be happy to speak with you to assess if online counseling is a good fit for you.
To learn more about the pros and cons of online therapy, see my blog post:
Are you ready to schedule an appointment? Please contact me!
What is the Intake Process for Telehealth Counseling?
I offer secure, HIPAA compliant online counseling for those with most mental health and substance abuse issues. The secure platform that I use is doxy.me. For more information about the security of the video platform I use, please visit doxy.me.
When contacted for an online appointment, I will speak with you briefly to assess whether or not video counseling services are right for you. After the appointment is scheduled, you will be sent a login for the secure client portal where you will electronically sign practice policies, informed consent, and complete a brief questionnaire.
Many insurance companies will cover telehealth services as it is growing in popularity. A phone call to your insurance provider can confirm whether or not they will reimburse for telehealth counseling. I require a form of payment to hold the counseling appointment. It will only be charged for non-emergency cancellations.