Do you desire to schedule sessions in the comfort of your home or from wherever you choose? Teletherapy may be available for clients who are unable to travel for in office sessions.
Teletherapy is simply using video conferences, emails, texting, and phone calls to connect a client with a therapist. Basically, any type of electronic form of communication that occurs between the treating provider and the client can be employed during Teletherapy. New technology, especially live video over the internet, allows people to have conversations that are not significantly different than a face-to-face conversations. Medical providers, including mental health professionals, are using this technology in increasing numbers. Each year more insurance companies are approving forms of Teletherapy as part of their mental health benefits coverage.
Is Teletherapy right for you? Is it secure? See the answers below.
Teletherapy is ideal for:
- Busy college students
- Stay-at-home moms
- People who don’t like to travel in bad weather
- People who have unusual work hours
Numerous studies have found that Teletherapy is as effective as face-to-face therapy, and for some people, it’s even more effective. Some clients struggle to keep regular appointments with a therapist at his/her office due to lack of childcare, money for gasoline, weather conditions, and work constraints. Now, you can get your appointment scheduled and be where you want. All you need is a computer and private location without distractions.
Is Teletherapy Secure?
Golden Life Counseling and Coaching provides a HIPPA-Compliant video platform so sessions are conducted through a secure platform. Clients can use their cell phones or computers for their sessions.
There is a heightened awareness and focus on security issues over the internet. Therefore, HIPAA compliance offers clients the needed reassurance that we do all that we can to protect the nature of the private and confidential information that we may share.
Contact us for more information.