Almost two-thirds of Americans with mental health issues never seek help according to the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health. Many people are hesitant to go to a therapist's office for help because they feel embarrassed or ashamed. Others can not meet face to face with a counselor because of lack of transportation , illness, scheduling conflicts, or problems with mobility. For many people, therapy online is a safe, private and desired means for assistance.
Our world is changing and new approaches in the field of counseling are changing with it. TeleMental Health Counseling (Online therapy) has now become an acceptable and effective method for help while continuing to protect core values and confidentiality and bringing mental health resources and services to more people than ever before. There is an appeal to most people of the anonymity, privacy and convenience. Barriers to seeking face to face counseling, such as accessibility, cost and the stigma of mental illness, are being broken down.
TeleMental Health counseling is clinical work done through the Internet. Sessions are scheduled in advance between you and your therapist. TeleMental Health sessions are similar in nature to face-to-face counseling in some of the issues and methods used, although effectiveness will vary according to the individual's adjustment and comfort level to this method..
The types of TeleMental Health counseling are: video and telephone.
Currently most insurance companies are paying for TeleMental Health services. However, not all do. You will need to contact your insurance company to see if they will pay for outpatient TeleMental Health services. If your insurance company does not pay, you will be responsible for the payment of the services offered.
All payments must be paid before services are rendered through the Make a Payment page above.
TeleMental Health counseling is NOT appropriate for individuals who are in crisis. In those situations, you should seek assistance at a local emergency room.
Confidentiality is assured, as well as abiding by HIPPA regulations. Upon initial contact, the therapist will review the details relating to the online counseling focus. You will need to give consent and acknowledge specific details relating to support, consumer rights, prevention, and intervention, should personal crisis occur.
Clink the link below for the INFORMED CONSENT FOR TELEMENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING and TELEMENTAL HEALTH PROT0COLS.
Fill out the documentation, bring to the office or scan and email or take picture of the document's pages and email the pictures. Originals will be collected at another time if emailed.