While in-person therapy is generally recommended, there can be several barriers that prevent someone from coming into an office. These barriers may include illness, anxiety, frequent travel, having a limited schedule, and much more.
Teletherapy has shown to have similar results to in-person therapy for many different issues. Your therapist will be able to provide the same space for you to process, share and explore. However, there are some limitations, such as EMDR therapy and some forms of somatic therapy that work better in person.
Teletherapy is not appropriate for severe psychiatric illness or for someone who is in danger to themselves or others. Should you be experiencing severe symptoms, suicidal or homocidal thoughts, your therapist will recommend in-person therapy or more appropriate services.
Technical issues are rare, but should they occur, a plan will be in place to make-up the session when the technology allows.
All formats used for teletherapy (email, videochat, phone) will be HIPAA compliant. It is the client's responsibility to ensure privacy at their location.
Your therapist will assess via email or the phone if teletherapy is a right fit at this time. You must have access to a computer and internet to login to the videochat, though some people have been able to do this through their phones.
Therapeutic services are limited to clients that currently reside in Texas, due to license restrictions.