Telehealth is a fast, convenient method of meeting for therapy sessions using an internet connection and an interactive video communication platform. No more sitting in traffic on I-495 or rushing to your session. You can meet with me from anywhere that is comfortable for you! Below is a brief overview of what to expect:
What You Need:
All you need to do online counseling is a device with an internet connection and a camera.
Here’s how it works:
Once you have scheduled an appointment, you will be asked to sign up with the practice through the Client Portal with my EHR, TherapyNotes. You will create a username and password. Through this portal, you will be able to edit your personal information, provide payment and billing information, see your insurance information, and schedule appointments. You can also elect to receive emailed appointment reminders.
Using Google Meet
I use a HIPAA compliant version of Google Meet to see clients. Once you have scheduled an appointment, you will receive an individual invitation to the session from me through Google Meet. The email contains a link to the session. Clicking on this link will take you directly to the session. You will receive a new link for every session.
Downloading the Google Meet app on your device may be helpful, but you can also connect directly from any browser.
Privacy and Confidentiality
As with in person therapy sessions, my office maintains the confidentiality of your sessions on my end. You are responsible for maintaining confidentiality on your end of the connection. Here are some recommendations for maintaining privacy and confidentiality:
- Find a place where you can sit in privacy with no interruptions.
- Use headphones if you feel comfortable.
- If on wi-fi, use a wireless network with a WPA2 password to protect your network.
If you have any questions or concerns about use of technology in telehealth, please don’t hesitate to ask!