What is Telehealth?
Telehealth (also known as teletherapy, telemental health, and therapy via videoconferencing) is when treatment is provided online via secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform. Research shows that therapy conducted via videoconferencing is just as effective and secure as therapy conducted in person. Many clients are pleasantly surprised that they feel just as strong of a connection with their therapist online as they do in person.
Therapy via videoconferencing is ideal for many reasons. Finding high-quality, effective mental health treatment can be surprisingly difficult; teletherapy allows specialized treatment to be much more accessible and widely available. It is an excellent option for those who have trouble finding the time to attend therapy, or whose symptoms (e.g., agoraphobia) preclude them from attending treatment in person. Teletherapy also allows individuals living in remote or rural areas to find care easily.
I am thrilled to be able to provide effective, high quality treatment to anyone residing in the state of California, where I am licensed, via videoconferencing.
What to expect: I currently use a secure telehealth platform called Telehealth by SimplePractice. You will receive a unique link to our appointment. You can attend the session from your laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone. If using your laptop or desktop, just click on the link! If using your tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the Telehealth by SimplePractice app prior to your appointment. Please see Simple Practice Telehealth FAQ’s (Telehealth FAQs for clients – SimplePractice Support) for troubleshooting.
Please be in a private, quiet space at the time of the appointment, free of children and any other potential disruptions.