When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. – Fred Rogers
Have you thought you would like to begin therapy but are a bit hesitant to walk into someone’s office? Or maybe you don’t have the ability to get to an office on a regular basis. Or your work hours are long and adding a commute to a therapist’s office is just not going to work. You might have young children at home and can’t leave them but could have a session after they are in bed.
Online therapy may be what you are looking for. Using your computer/laptop, tablet or smartphone, you can have access to therapy sessions. All you need is internet access.
I provide video sessions via a HIPAA compliant format. I will send you a link, you will access that link, sign in and when your appointment starts I will start the session. You will be able to see me and I will be able to see you. (You may also be able to see my dog Spencer as he loves sleeping in my home office!)
You should make sure to have a confidential place to participate in sessions. It is uncomfortable to have your friends, partner, children walking back and forth while you are in session. You need a place where you can talk about what you need to without others hearing or interrupting. I even have some clients who use their smartphone in their car!
There are many studies that confirm the effectiveness of the online medium for making life changes. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that online treatment was just as effective as face-to-face treatment for depression. A 2018 study published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders found that online cognitive behavioral therapy is, “effective, acceptable and practical health care.” The study found the online cognitive behavioral therapy was equally as effective as face-to-face treatment for major depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. (Inc.com)
A frequent question is will my insurance cover the cost. Some insurance plans do offer telehealth benefits. You will need to contact your insurance customer service and ask. If your insurance does not cover telehealth, I will charge a rate reduced from my regular rate.
Contact me through the online contact me page or by phone, text, or email if you have questions about this or anything else. Or are ready to set up your appointment.
I look forward to “meeting” you and getting busy!!