Teletherapy, or online counseling, is therapy done through a live video connection over the internet. Research suggests that teletherapy is just as effective as traditional face-to-face counseling, and many clients find that video therapy is more convenient, accessible, and affordable than attending regular sessions in person.
Teletherapy is just as private as in-person counseling. At Spirited Away Art Therapy we offer teletherapy (video counseling) services using a HIPAA secure video platform. If you go to a quiet, private space during the session, your privacy will be protected just as it would be in a traditional session.
If you’re comfortable with technology like Skype and FaceTime and you’re excited about the opportunity to connect with a licensed therapist online, teletherapy might be right for you.
You may want to research this treatment option to determine if it can be helpful for you. Ask your mental health provider about their experiences or thoughts on telemental health. Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party reimbursement may be available; also, check with your insurance provider.