Online Therapy is beneficial when you find yourself struggling to deal with problems but can’t easily make a trip for an office visit. The flexibility you have is in being able to use your phone, tablet, or computer to do a virtual “face-to-face” meeting with your therapist using HIPAA-compliant software (similar to FaceTime or Skype). While this is not a substitute for direct face-to-fact mental health therapy, it can be a convenient way to discuss issues relevant to your life with an outside perspective.
How do I know if Online Therapy is right for me?
The most important issue to be aware of is that online therapy (sometimes called “telehealth” or “telemedicine”) works best when there are no other distractions around you. Usually, this means setting some time aside where you can go off to a room in your house or apartment by yourself and focus exclusively on the conversation.
Will my insurance cover Online Therapy?
Possibly. Your best bet is to contact your insurance and ask, as there may be certain restrictions on your plan. However, I can always submit the session billing to your insurance and regardless.
How do I schedule an Online Therapy session?
When scheduling, select Online/Video Therapy. After scheduling, you will be sent instructions for how to set up your computer, phone, or tablet for video therapy.