I am happy to offer my clients the option of secure telehealth/online therapy! Please review the information on this page to get your space and your tech set up before we meet. Each session will have a unique link sent to your email/text 48 and 24 hours before our scheduled time.
Q: Is Tele-health video and audio or audio only?
A: Tele-health is video and audio, face-to-face or as if we were meeting together
Q: Are sessions recorded?
A: No. I do not record sessions nor does the EHR platform I use.
Q: Will EMDR and Play Therapy still be an option?
Q: What are the technology requirements?
A: To use tele-health for your therapy, you will need a secure setting for the session that will ensure your privacy, and a computer with internet connection. The system is cloud based with point to point encryption which meets HIPAA criteria for privacy.
Q: Can I do this on my phone?
A: Yes. Tele-health is supported on the latest versions of Google Chrome and Firefox on desktops/laptops and can be used on Android (Goggle Chrome, Firefox or the app) or iOS devices (Safari or app). You do not have to download or install any special software for our sessions. If you would like the mobile app, you can download it by searching for Telehealth by SimplePractice on your mobile device.
Q: Is it confidential?
A: YES! Tele-health through my new EHR platform is streamlined for you, making it easy to connect with HIPPA compliant video.
Q: I’m used to in-person therapy. Is it going to be as good as in-person therapy?
A: As with any type of therapy, there are differences in experiences. While it may not feel the same at first, you will notice talking to your therapist online can feel quite similar to face-to-face. You see one another and can hear one another. Ever talk to a friend on FaceTime and feel like you are spending time with them? In this digital age, video conferencing is frequently replacing in-person gatherings. In addition, you may find that being surrounded by the environment of your choosing allows for a different experience of comfort and openness.
Creating Confidential Space
Things to consider:
If you have a hard time finding confidential space, here are some examples that others have used. These are not ideal but should be considered secondary choices if an ideal setup is not available. If you use any of these, please make sure that the space is comfortable for you. Being comfortable is also highly important!
Clear Your Internet (this is really important for a good connection!):