Online / Digital counseling and therapy is just that… counseling that is held online in real-time through a secure, HIPAA-compliant, videoconferencing platform. There are many different terms and references to this type of therapy: “face time”, video counseling, long-distance counseling, telehealth, telemental health, teletherapy, etherapy, telemedicine, “Skype”, digital counseling and there are probably more …
To begin online counseling, the client must first…..
Agree and consent to the additional terms around online counseling, including holding online counseling sessions in a private, confidential and distraction-free environment. This keeps the client’s confidentiality and reduces distractions.
Have access to a digital device with reliable video/microphone and internet access
Be located in the state of Florida
Meet criteria for a low risk of harm to self or others. This means because this is outpatient therapy, you must be stable enough to engage in our sessions and not pose an immediate threat to yourself or someone else.
Session rates are the same as in-person rates, as it is the same quality of counseling, the only difference is we are not in person. I am an out-of-network provider, but you may have some part of your costs reimbursed. Please read the section on my website that provides those questions for you to ask of your insurance company before setting up your first appt. The same policies that are in place for in-person counseling and therapy also apply for online counseling.
If you would like to find out more about online digital counseling? Contact me today for more details about the specifics on when we may begin.