“Telemental health” is the delivery of mental healthcare services through the use of interactive audio and video technology. This allows real-time communication between the client at home (or another private location) and the provider, for the purposes of diagnosis, consultation, or therapeutic treatment.
I use the secure Zoom platform to engage in therapy remotely with clients when appropriate and desired. Zoom is HIPAA-compliant and does not add any additional cost — I simply send you a link to the online session via email.
Here is a link to an instructional video on using Zoom. It is a very user-friendly platform, but to ensure your comfort navigating it, I’m happy to schedule extra time around the first telemental health session for us to test the technology.
Also, if you’ve never used teleconferencing for therapy sessions before, I recommend checking out this guide from Person Centered Tech. It covers the logistical and technical aspects of preparing for the first session, in a way that’s clear and concise.
I’m always open to discussing whether telemental health sessions might be a good option for both current and future clients. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like to talk further!