At this time, services are available exclusively through online therapy. Therapy takes place via live video conferencing. This is accessible anywhere you have a private space with a computer or smartphone.
A virtual style of service delivery helps to overcome a number of barriers, including but not limited to:
- (related to the COVID pandemic) concern around exposure to viral transmission
- limited access to and / or cost of transportation
- limited time to travel / commute
- living in a rural community and / or far from healthcare options
- limited mobility / access due to disability, or health-related concerns
- limited options for childcare
Research is clear that online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy. The safety and comfort of a home environment can help some clients be more open with providers. There are also certain therapy skills and tools that may be even more effective when clients can practice in personal spaces. The likelihood of missing a session is also greatly reduced – allowing for improved continuity of care.
When utilizing this service, it will be important to locate a comfortable and private space for engaging in virtual therapy. For my part, I utilize a HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform to ensure confidentiality and security around our sessions.
Here is a helpful checklist to prepare for smooth engagement in online therapy services: https://personcenteredtech.com/tmh/clients/
To learn more and get started with virtual therapy, please reach out.