"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Teletherapy in California
In our rapidly advancing technological world, it seems nearly everything we want or need can be done online without ever having to leave home. Therapy and counseling have also evolved by adjusting the format to meet clients' needs better in our ever-changing world. Telehealth, or teletherapy, is continually advancing, creating easier and more convenient access and face-to-face solutions for those seeking counseling or support for their mental health. Talking to a licensed therapist today has become more accessible than ever before. If traveling or finding time to commute to appointments is a challenge, or you are hesitant to try traditional therapy, I offer telehealth counseling for your convenience.
What is teletherapy and how does it work?
Teletherapy is remarkably similar to an in-person therapy session, except that it takes place by phone, online, or via a video call. When we meet for your teletherapy sessions in California, you will find they are quite comparable to in-person counseling sessions. At your appointment time, we will meet virtually through the format we have pre-arranged. During your initial appointment I will be gathering information from you, learning about your goals in therapy and we will begin to determine whether we are a good fit. If it does not feel like I will be the right fit for you or I am unable to help you reach your goals, I will be happy to provide you with a referral.
For your safety and privacy, I use Doxy.me, which supports telehealth counseling in a safe and accessible way. This video conferencing software is designed specifically for telemedicine. It doesn't require any downloads, and there is no cost for you to use it aside from your regular counseling session fee. Doxy.me also acknowledges the importance of keeping your sessions private and is HIPPA compliant. This service makes it possible for me to support clients who reside anywhere in the state of California with their teletherapy needs.
What are the benefits of teletherapy?
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for alternative ways for people to get necessary care. If you are ready to take the next step, you don't want to forego or delay therapy because it may be risky to your health or difficult or impossible to meet with your therapist in-person. Telehealth psychotherapy is available as an option so you can get the help you need for psychological wellness while protecting your physical health.
Telemedicine offers many benefits to clients, including:
- Lower potential costs by eliminating travel or child care costs
- Access to therapy if you have physical or psychological limitations that make it difficult for you to leave the house
- Ease of scheduling because you eliminate travel time and can log on virtually from anywhere
- Less intimidating format if you are hesitant to try traditional therapy
- Effectiveness is equal to treatment in person, in most cases
My goal is to help you heal and become your authentic best self in a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment, even from the comfort of your own home. So take your first step toward positive change and call me today to schedule your teletherapy appointment.