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When the COVID pandemic began, I transitioned immediately to Telehealth services, ensuring that my clients had my support. I never would have imagined that this new modality would prove to be so effective. I have been able to providing the same treatment as in person therapy sessions, with some exceptions for play therapy. I use the confidential platform Telehealth Video Therapy Sessions are HIPAA compliant, the simple & secure teletherapy solution.
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When the COVID 19 pandemic hit, I transitioned services to Telehealth quickly and seamlessly. While we all miss human face to face interaction, I have found that Telehealth has provided added convenience while still providing effective therapeutic intervention. My hope is to be able to provide both Telehealth and in-person sessions in the future.
Reasons tele-health may be a good fit for you:
including access, costs for transit and/or parking, vehicle dependability
available when you are available—even during lunch hour
including childcare, partner care, and eldercare
including physical limitations, mental health limitations
asking for time off work can be a challenge
therapy is delivered in the comfort of your home – when and where you need it
weather is either unpredictable — who wants to commute
no waiting room encounters
ideal for victims of intimate partner violence or other safety concerns
When tele-health is not appropriate
Despite the benefits of utilizing tele-health, there are certain situations when tele-health may not be appropriate, these include:
- Complex mental health diagnoses; i.e., visual and/or auditory hallucinations, active substance use, recent suicidal or homicidal thoughts
- Those with poor Internet connection
- I have chosen not to do individual play therapy with children for now, opting for parent therapy or child/parent interactions.
Shifting the therapy office to a client’s space makes therapy portable, accessible, confidential, and comfortable. In turn, clients often report feeling more at ease, less stressed, and more apt to open up and, in turn, therapy is more effective. The benefits far outweigh any concerns for most clients, as accessibility to care drastically increases and cancellations drastically decrease.