WHAT IS TELEHEALTH?
Telehealth is an online video-based platform that allows you access to counseling from the comfort of your own home, or wherever is most convenient for you. Instead of having to come to the office for in-person sessions, your therapist will meet you online for your scheduled counseling sessions. Telehealth is very similar to using FaceTime, Zoom, or other online video-based platforms.
We understand that in-person sessions can feel more natural and normal. Though it might seem non-traditional, Telehealth is just as effective as in-person sessions. In fact, some clients end up preferring Telehealth because of the conveniences it affords. Of course, there are some kinds of issues that are best treated with in-person meetings (for example, when someone is suicidal.)
Telehealth sessions will have many similarities to face-to-face therapy sessions. The telehealth platform is confidential, not recorded, and is HIPAA compliant. To utilize telehealth, you will need to have reliable internet access through a computer, tablet, or smart phone that has a camera for video viewing, and a microphone for audio. You are also responsible for finding a secure location with internet access for the duration of the session.