What is teletherapy? Teletherapy, also called video therapy or telemedicine, is a form of treatment that allows you to participate in psychotherapy online. All you need is a high-speed internet connection and a private, quiet place to connect with your therapist. Most issues that you would come into the office for can also be addressed in teletherapy. However, we will first conduct a brief free phone consultation to make sure that your concerns can be adequately addressed using this model. If we determine in our professional judgement that teletherapy is not clinically appropriate, we will be happy to provide other options, including referrals.
How it works: We use a secure, HIPAA compliant platform for video therapy. We will provide you with all the information you will need to “check in” for your appointment and will also provide intake forms and other paperwork to complete online prior to meeting. You can participate in therapy from the comfort of your home or at the office during a break, we just ask that you have a quiet and private place to talk. All elements of traditional psychotherapy are present in an online model, so we can see and hear each other in real time (note that this is different from services that allow you to text or chat with your therapist any time of day, with the therapist responding later).
What we treat: We can treat any problem over teletherapy that we treat in person, including:
It can be done from the office, from home, or anywhere that works for you
It can allow you to maintain a consistent relationship with a therapist and consistent progress no matter how chaotic life gets.
Some people feel more comfortable sharing intimate or vulnerable details over teletherapy
It can give you access to more specialized experts, such as someone with knowledge about alternative sexual practices, insomnia, or cognitive behavioral therapy, if you are unable to find someone with this expertise who can work with you in person.
If you'd like to learn more about teletherapy and whether it's a fit for you, please feel free to contact us for additional information.