Online therapy or telehealth is mental health counseling through audio and video over the Internet or by phone. It provides the convenience of attending counseling sessions from anywhere on any device. Save time, money, and forget the stress of dealing with traffic when your appointment is online.
If your busy schedule or the distance to a mental health provider in your area keeps you from getting help, video appointments could be a solution for you. There are also a lot more options for your counseling needs when you realize you aren’t limited to your surrounding area.
However, some counseling issues are not a good fit for online therapy. Please contact me to learn more if you are interested in exploring if telehealth is right for you.
Benefits of telehealth
Here are a few of the research-based benefits to telehealth services:
- Increased access. Approximately 123 million Americans live in an area with limited access to healthcare. Telehealth can play an important role in these communities by increasing accessibility.
- Reduced costs. This often means lower transportation costs, less time missed from work, and less money spent on child care expenses.
- Same-level care. No client outcome difference was found between telehealth appointments and face-to-face office visits.
- Better client experience. Telehealth eliminates the wasted time traveling and sitting in the waiting room.
|How does telehealth work?||“You’ll be sent a link for the video session. Click on it when our session is scheduled to start, or open it through the Telehealth by SimplePractice app (download free in the app store). You can use the camera and audio on your computer or mobile device.”|
|Why should I try telehealth?||“It means no waiting and travel time, and you won’t have to take time off work or other priorities. Plus, it’s 100% HIPAA compliant and secure.”|