Online therapy allows you to receive mental health counseling without travelling to the office for the appointment. Therapy sessions take place using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform. Whether you have depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic stress or you are dealing with some other challenge to your mental health, our online sessions will meet your needs.
Benefits of Telemental Health
- No missed appointments due to traffic or getting stuck in a meeting or when you are sick
- No need to hire a babysitter or pay for transportation and gas to the office
- You get to create a safe, comfortable environment from where you will hold your session
- HIPAA- compliant and ethically appropriate way to treat most mental health conditions
Requirements for a Successful Session
- Access to Internet or Wifi
- Computer, tablet, or smart phone
- Bright lighting
- Quiet, secure location from which to hold your appointment
- An office with closed door
- Bedroom with closed door
- A room in your home away from the TV, family, and other distractions
- Your car
- Private outdoor space
- Headset or earphones to ensure privacy
- Comfortable seating where you can rest your phone or computer and your entire face is visible on screen
Things to Avoid
- Dark rooms
- Moving chairs such as rockers or swivel chairs
- Public spaces such as parks, the beach, your living room or an open-plan office space
- Being out of state. Therapy must take place in the state of Maryland.
Let’s talk. Book a session.
If you are interested in learning more about how telemental health can help you with anxiety, depression, and stress, call me. Each session will teach you the skills necessary to regain control of your life and we will create a safe place for you to explore your inner-most thoughts, feelings, and life experiences.
What to Expect
We will meet via video conference for ‘telemental health’ 1x per week for 45-55 minutes. You may be in therapy for several months or a year. The length and frequency of your commitment to therapy will depend on many things and there is no ‘one size fits all’ formula. We will work together to improve your mood and achieve your treatment goals. Should you wish to switch to in-person sessions at some point, we can discuss that option. Call me for more information.