What is Teletherapy?
Teletherapy is a service option for people who choose to or are unable to come to therapy sessions in person.
Teletherapy sessions are very similar to traditional mental health sessions with one major exception. Instead of sitting in the same room we interact via live video conferencing.
The platform we use is a secure, confidential, high-resolution, live video conferencing.
During therapy sessions we can see, hear, and interact with one another in real time.
The actual therapy is the same as the therapist would deliver face-to-face, only teletherapy is done with a computer.
Is Teletherapy legit?
As long as you live in New York state or New Jersey*, my clinical license covers Teletherapy. You may want to double check with your insurance providers, but most cover this form of treatment. *New Jersey license is effective through at least October 2020
If you are a regular client using Teletherapy temporarily, while traveling or during a crisis, teletherapy is an option.
Does location matter for Teletherapy?
If you live anywhere in New York state I can see you in person or via Teletherapy, as I am licensed to treat only in New York state. If you live outside of New York state and need therapy I may be able to refer you to a colleague in your area. If it is a good fit I am able to work with you as a coach, but your health insurance will not be involved. Please contact me directly if you would like to use this option.
What do I need to do?
Let me know you would like Teletherapy and we can set up a free 10-minute phone chat where we can find out if this form of treatment is best for you.
You will also need to complete a Teletherapy Consent Form.