If you had never heard of telehealth in the past, recent events in the world have introduced you to the concept quickly. In situations where inclement weather, illness, or a pandemic require you to stay at home, telehealth allows you to meet virtually with doctors, therapists, and other caregivers in the comfort of your own home.
Online care that addresses mental health needs is called telemental health care. Current research shows that counseling sessions carried out through secure video, phone and, messaging can be just as effective as in-office sessions with the added benefit of convenience, easy access, and flexibility.
If you suffer from anxiety or depression you know how difficult it can be to take the steps that get you out of the door and to the counselor’s office. Steps that would lead to healing become obstacles to getting the help that you need.
Maybe you have small children at home, the reality of arranging childcare along with the cost of doing so prevents you from reaching out for help. Instead of setting up an appointment to focus on your needs you put it off altogether as you wait for a more convenient time, but that time never comes.
You may be unable to leave home because of physical limitations. You know you could benefit from the support of a counseling professional in your life, but getting to their office is difficult for you. These are just a few of the challenges that make telemental health a great option.
If you are wondering about the technology part, I can assure you that any obstacles you might encounter will be easily worked through together as we build an online counseling relationship. Additionally, I will provide you with a step-by-step guide that will walk you through set-up and beyond.
I have received training in best practices for providing counseling through the use of technology. My goal is to provide you with the most secure online experience possible, one that will offer you a safe space to feel heard, be encouraged, and to grow.
If you are interested in finding out more about telemental health check out my FAQs page, then contact me by phone or email with any questions you have. Together we will figure out the best way to get you where you want to be.