COMMON QUESTIONS

COMMON QUESTIONS

WHAT IS TELE-HEALTH?

Telehealth is a virtual way to connect with your therapist.  You can be located anywhere in the state of Florida and schedule a virtual appointment. You can also continue with your sessions while out of town.  You can use your computer internet or cell phone coverage to engage in a therapy appointment all through a HIPAA compliant platform so that your sessions are confidential.

IS TELE-HEALTH EFFECTIVE?

Research continues to affirm the efficacy of tele-mental health services, with studies showing that video-conferencing is as effective as face-to-face treatments [1] ; Telehealth is an effective and viable way for people to get the care that they need

Telehealth overcomes many challenges of obtaining care.  Since the pandemic more people are seeking out support for themselves and their family members.  In person appointments can be challenging to obtain with limited provider availability.

 

Telehealth allows for you to receive personal treatment where you are at.  You no longer are limited to finding an appointment within driving distance.  Telehealth allows me to be able to see clients throughout the entire state of Florida.  It’s convenient, and all you need is a good internet or cell signal.

[1] Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3662387/

HOW DO YOU ENSURE MY PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY?

I use HIPAA compliant software to ensure complete confidentiality of communication both verbal and written. 

 

My email is HIPAA compliant and encrypted, and I use HIPAA compliant video conferencing for live sessions.

 

Potential risks for privacy are limited to the location of the client.  For instance, one will need to be aware of the location of their therapy session as to avoid anyone else overhearing.

 

Rest assured that your communication with me, paperwork, live video sessions and email communication is fully encrypted to meet the requirements of HIPAA compliance.

BENEFITS OF THERAPY

Increased Empathy for yourself and others
Increased comfort with difficult conversations
You may help others people find confidence to seek help

Better Physical Health and Emotional Health

Improved Communication and Healthier Relationships

HOW DO YOU ENSURE CHILDREN STAY ENGAGED DURING SESSIONS?

Upon our first consultation with the parent(s) I inquire about your child's interests: favorite characters, books, songs, video games, and youtube channels.  I then use your child's interests to engage them in session.  I will use character toys, books, videos, and music to engage your child in interaction, teaching them new coping skills, emotional and behavioral regulation.