Have you tried the convenience of tele-therapy? I work with clients using a HIPAA-compliant video-conference service that allows us to see and speak with each other for our appointments. Tele-therapy is growing in popularity because it is convenient and easy to use. Many insurance companies also reimburse for it.
Curious? Here are some basic guidelines for you to consider:
- Your device (laptop/desktop computer, tablet, or phone) must have a built-in webcam and speakers.
- You must have an internet speed of at least 10 mbps, or greater. Use an ethernet cable, if you can.
- A private, quiet location ensures confidentiality. This protects you and allows each of us to focus. Some examples of appropriate spaces include: a work office with a door that closes, a home office with a door that closes, a conference room at work, or anywhere in your home, if you live by yourself.
- You must be in Washington State.
Even more curious? Tele-therapy:
- is subject to the same levels of privacy as face-to-face therapy.
- provides a great "sometimes alternative" to face-to-face appointments. If you have no transportation on a given day, or no time to get to and back from your appointment, using tele-therapy is a great way to keep the momentum of therapy going with little disruption to whatever else is happening in your life.
If you would like to discuss this option further, please contact me.