I have been offering telehealth, or online therapy, for a few years as an option for clients whose schedules or locations made it difficult to visit with me in my office. When Covid-19 happened, it became even more important for me to provide the flexibility of telehealth to more clients, as lockdowns and quarantine became the new normal. In an effort to support the health and safety of myself and my clients, I’m moving my entire practice online. With that said, I want to answer some frequently asked questions about telehealth:
What is it?
Telehealth allows you to access the help you need at a time and place convenient for you. I have met with people in their homes, at work, in their dorm rooms, at a friend’s house, etc. All you need is a strong internet connection and a reliable computer or mobile device with a webcam. Phone sessions are also available for those who prefer them.
Is it right for you?
Telehealth is appropriate for people who want to improve their lives, strengthen their relationships, and build healthy foundations for the future. The same people who could benefit from in-person therapy can absolutely benefit from telehealth.
I have successfully worked with couples, teens, and adults of all ages via telehealth.
Does it matter where you live?
Now that I’m no longer tied to a physical office space, I can meet with anyone who lives in the great state of Texas. I’m currently based out of DFW, but I’ve worked with folks in Austin, Midland/Odessa, Houston, etc.
What if you have concerns?
Talk to me about them! I am happy to answer any of your questions about the ins and outs of telehealth. I know that it’s new for a lot of people, and I want the chance to set your mind at ease. You can also check out my blog post and infographic about online therapy here.
Can we use Skype or FaceTime?
I want to keep your sessions and information as secure as possible, which means I don’t use apps like Skype or FaceTime. I use a confidential platform called Simple Practice. When necessary, I may also use VSee or Doxy.me.
How do you get started?
Contact me to learn more about setting up your first telehealth appointment.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!