What Is Telehealth?
Telehealth refers to using electronic devices, such as laptops or cell phones, to obtain and support clinical health care. Today, many professionals use telehealth to interact and treat a variety of people. Psychotherapists use telehealth to communicate and conduct virtual sessions with clients.
What Are The Benefits of Telehealth?
While telehealth is relatively new compared to traditional therapy, its popularity is growing. Online platforms have numerous advantages for clients. For one, telehealth can provide accessible and convenient treatment. Clients don’t have to worry about securing transportation, commuting, or sitting in a waiting room for their therapy sessions. These factors can be attractive for clients with physical disabilities, or clients living in more remote areas.
Moreover, therapists must adhere to the same laws and ethics when providing telehealth as they would for more traditional mental health services. That means that sessions are safe and confidential. Clients can access their therapists from the comfort of their own homes.
What Should You Expect From Telehealth Therapy?
Clients can work on the same issues in telehealth as they would in traditional, face-to-face therapy. Telehealth providers offer support for a variety of mental illnesses and interpersonal problems. It also offers practical coping skills for managing symptoms of depression or anxiety. Clients will collaborate with their therapist to discern the best treatment goals for their care. Furthermore, the length of treatment will vary based on session frequency, client’s goals, potential barriers, and progress towards goals.
Starting Telehealth Therapy
I am pleased to offer telehealth services for current and potential clients. I understand the need for flexible treatment, and I believe telehealth has a needed place in mental health care. Virtual therapy can help you feel supported, no matter your circumstances. Together, we will evaluate if it is the most therapeutic mode to address your needs. We can work together to tackle your issues and create a new path towards growth and healing.