Teletherapy is therapy conducted over the internet or phone, usually including video and audio. I conduct teletherapy sessions over a secure, HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing platform. This platform also allows us to share and write on worksheets and other documents together, and use a collaborative whiteboard during sessions.
Are you looking to maintain your privacy within your community? Worried about meeting your neighbors in your therapist's waiting room, or maybe meeting your therapist in the local grocery store?
Are you a parent of young children, and find it hard to find childcare coverage to get out to a therapist?
Or maybe you simply don't have time between work and other obligations to get to a therapist's office?
If so, teletherapy may be right for you.
Many clients appreciate the convenience of teletherapy, as it allows you to participate in therapy sessions anywhere, anytime, on your own schedule. Teletherapy eliminates the time and costs associated with commuting to a therapist's office, which might include hours of missed work, paying for childcare, transportation cost or spending time with family.
In addition to the convenience, many clients feel more comfortable opening up and processing challenging issues in the comfort of their own home, where they know they won't need to walk through a waiting room and travel home after the session is over.
Teletherapy can be especially helpful for clients with anxiety, depression or OCD who are practicing engaging in exposure exercises, as this allows you to "bring" me into your environment to coach you through your exposure practices in real-time.
Not only do I offer teletherapy for all clients, but also teletherapy for the jewish orthodox community. With that in mind, teletherapy might be a great option for you for convenience and confidentiality.
Teletherapy is appropriate for most people, but there may be some situations where in-person therapy is preferable. During our initial phone call or email exchange, I will ask you some questions to ensure that teletherapy is right for you. If I feel that teletherapy is not a good fit for you, I will refer to other qualified providers who can see you for in-person therapy.