During this Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, my practice is entirely online. This allows for secure therapy sessions from the comfort and safety of our own homes.
How to know if online therapy is the right choice for you
There are some pros and cons to online video therapy, and it may not be suitable for everyone. However, studies have shown that it is as effective as therapy conducted in-office and offers several advantages.
I offer the support that you want in the space that is convenient and comfortable to you. If you lead a busy life and find that either your time or resources are too limited to meet with me in my office, I offer Telehealth online therapy sessions. It matters not whether you live in the state of North Carolina or abroad, my online counseling is tailor-made to suit your individual lifestyle.
Online therapy is there for your convenience
Our sessions won’t involve a commute. All you need is a reliable internet connection, and the required free time for the therapy. It could be during a lunch break at work or from the comfort of your home.
Sessions remain consistent because even if you are unwell, don’t have anyone to care for your children or elderly parents, are away on a trip, or the weather is bad, you need not miss out — the therapy is continued from wherever you are.
Security and privacy are ensured
The Telehealth service that I use is secured via a HIPAA-compliant secure video software platform. This platform offers ease of use and you can access it from your phone, laptop or tablet. Your preferred device must have a camera, ensuring that the session is the same as if it were in-office. Every form of communication between us remains private and confidential, whether it’s a message, email, phone call or video session. No information is ever shared with anyone else. Above all, no one needs to know that you are having therapy.
Not all online therapies are created equal
Online therapy has taken hold, and there are many big names advertising their services. Remember, some of these companies (e.g., Betterhelp or Talkspace) have their providers working for them. I work directly with you from my private practice, and only accept private pay, ensuring that your insurance does have any record of your therapy or its progress.
What are the cons?
If you have a lot of distractions, have no internet connection, or are skeptical of the technology or idea, then online therapy is not for you. It is also not suitable for those that have complex mental health issues and people that are younger than 18.