Do you need support, but can’t make it to an in-person appointment? Are you a busy stay-at-home or working parent, and don’t have the time to drive across town for an appointment?
Do you live in a more rural area of Alaska, or maybe you just prefer to do things virtually?
If so, I can help you using a HIPAA compliant telehealth/teletherapy platform for your counseling appointments.
Telehealth allows me to provide counseling and therapy to my clients via live video conferencing. This can be done anywhere you have a computer or smartphone.
Telehealth appointments can be very beneficial if getting to a traditional in-person appointment is not convenient, or you simply just don’t want to meet in person.
Certainly, the pandemic presents risks for face to face sessions indoors. I myself, prefer telehealth due to my own health risks. Telehealth is a great option for people who have compromised immunity or other underlying health conditions and don’t want to put themselves at risk.
Telehealth is also a great option for individuals who don’t like to wear a mask or can’t due to an underlying medical condition. Masks are required in common areas of my office. While I can accommodate six feet of distance within the office, it is an enclosed indoor space and according to CDC guidelines this may increase risk of transmission. My preference is to provide your service via telehealth.
Your insurance may cover telehealth during the pandemic. Some insurers plan to continue making telehealth options available once this is all over too. Check with your insurance to see whether your plan covers telehealth.