Teletherapy

We are in a time of uncertainty and evolving change. I am offering video therapy or teletherapy via HIPPA approved software, including Zoom. Video platforms are easy to access and utilize —I email you a link and you can click on it at the time of our session.

I enjoy meeting with people in person and find there is considerable value in that face-to-face interaction. As the COVID restrictions begin to lift, I am offering some in person meetings for people who are uncomfortable or do not relate well with video therapy. If you start with me through teletherapy, we can transition to in-person meetings over time.

I have been uplifted at how well video therapy is working and how comfortable clients are feeling. In some ways it is easier in that you can participate in therapy from home, no commute to my office, and allows for greater flexibility with booking appointments. I have found in my work that people are still connecting and making improvements. In fact, research has demonstrated that teletherapy is just as effective as in person meetings and clients are generally very satisfied with its usefulness — more here.

When we connect through video therapy it is important to have an area that feels private and separate from others. Some of my clients are even going in their cars because then they know they won’t be interrupted and are safely alone. Or if you have an area where you are living that is private that also works well.

Teletherapy is covered by most insurance plans that cover in-person sessions.

We are living with a considerable amount of uncertainty and it is normal to experience bouts of stress and sadness with regard to the pandemic and to the future. As we adjust to this evolving reality, we are navigating a myriad of changes and adjustments. Taking care of ourselves, having meaningful interactions with others and outlets that bring contentment are more essential than ever for our psychological and physical health. If you are finding that you are struggling on a consistent basis it may benefit you to meet with a mental health professional. Here are some signs that you might need to speak to a professional about your adjustment to the pandemic:

Consistent difficulty sleeping

Low or depressed mood for long periods of time

Stressed out and anxious, can’t relax

Panic attacks

Can’t “turn off” negative or anxious thinking spirals

Suicidal thoughts

Feeling isolated and alone