I was on my lunch break rushing back to work after my counseling appointment (yes, counselors get therapy too!), and my phone rings. It was my boss, and I exceed my 1 hour lunch break. I remember the anxiety I felt in my chest hoping that my new boss wouldn't think I was taking advantage of him. Fortunately, he didn't have an issue with me running over my lunch break.
That experience helped me to see the significance of telemental health. I realized I wanted to provide people like you with the opportunity to create your healing in a place that is comfortable and convenient for you.
Therapy Your Way
What is it?
Simply put, it is counseling using video chat. Unlike traditional video chat, the video platform used for telemental health is HIPAA compliant and secure. Telemental health is a way to receive the counseling that you desire, in the comforts of your own home or office. The only difference between telemental health and face-to-face is the location.
Is it right for me?
Absolutely! Telemental health is great for people who may be busy or their daily lives make it more challenging to meet a counselor in the office. A traditional session is 45-50 mins, which can occur during a lunch break without the headache of traffic or rushing back. Simply put, it is a convenient way to seek the help and guidance you desire.
You can always do a 15 min consultation at no cost to see if telemental health is right for you.
At this moment, I do not accept telemental health clients who have a personality disorder or are actively suicidal. However, there are some counselors who specialize in providing therapy for clients who may be experiencing the aforementioned.
How does it work?
Once your appointment is confirmed, you will receive an email providing you with next steps.
Prior to your session you will want to do the following:
- Ensure you have a video capable device such as a smart phone, laptop, tablet, or web-cam.
- Complete all paperwork prior to your first appointment
- Find a private space in your home, office, etc
- Follow the directions in the email to connect to your secure telemental health session
Does it cost more than face-to-face counseling
No! Telemental health does not cost more than face-to-face counseling. For more information about fees, click here.
How can I get started?
You can schedule your appointment online today! Once you schedule your appointment, you will receive an email providing you with next steps.