What is Online Therapy?
Online therapy, or teletherapy, is the provision of live video therapy through your computer or smartphone. With the fast pace of life, online therapy offers you increased convenience and accessibility. It offers you the ability to address your anxiety, stress, and emotional needs from the comfort of your living room, office, bedroom, and even your (parked) car. Research shows that online therapy is as effective as in person therapy at addressing emotional health needs and meeting treatment goals. In addition, many insurance companies now cover online, telehealth sessions. Through online therapy, you are provided with a safe space to explore your worries, stressors, and fears in order to cope more effectively with life's challenges, reduce self-defeating behaviors and reconnect you to your passions. With a focus on wellness and healthy lifestyle, online therapy can help you get unstuck and feel good in your life again.
How Does Online Therapy Work?
I use an online platform called Simple Practice. It offers a secure means to send you electronically my practice paperwork, handouts, and any exercises we may review together prior to each session. It also offers a HIPAA compliant online meeting space that offers privacy and convenience. In our initial session, we will review telehealth practices. For example, we will discuss how to create a suitable space for your teletherapy, ways to ensure that you are in a private space free of other people, and ways of optimizing your technology for a clear, comfortable connection.