Do you need support for an illness or disorder, but can’t make it to an in-person appointment?
Are you a busy stay-at-home or working parent, and don’t have time to schedule or keep doctor appointments?
Do you lack health insurance, or does your health insurance fail to fully cover your medical needs?
Telehealth (or telemedicine) is a fairly recent innovation. Telehealth allows the facilitation of health-related services to clients via live video conferencing. Thanks to modern technology, just about everyone in the U.S. has a smartphone or tablet capable of video chat.
Online therapy, or teletherapy, can be a wonderful and creative way to overcome barriers that may have previously kept you from receiving therapy. There are numerous common barriers that people face when looking to engage in therapy such as travel time, confidentiality, childcare, weather restrictions, to name just a few. It is truly convenient counseling.
In the United States, approximately 80 million people have inadequate health insurance or no health insurance at all. Telehealth can be more affordable for clients paying out of pocket.
So if this sounds like you:
- You want the ease and convenience of a video conference appointment
- You lack the time or resources to get to an in-person mental health appointment
- Unfortunately, therapy still carries a stigma; some are fearful of being seen coming and going from a marked therapy office. Online counseling offers you complete confidentiality.
… then Telehealth services may be just what you need.
The convenience of scheduling an appointment through a phone app cannot be understated. Quickly pick a date and time, and you’ve scheduled your online appointment. There’s no need to get ready, or even leave your bed or couch. If you have social anxiety or phobias that cause you to avoid social interactions, Telehealth makes it easier for you to get therapy.