1.) When you do a Teletherapy session, you will receive a special URL which allows you to join the session. Below is an example of what that email will look like.
2.) If you are using your computer, ensure that you have a working web camera and microphone. You can click on your link ahead of time, and it will tell you if it can’t find your camera or microphone. If it joins the session, everything is working properly. If not, it will tell you that there are problems.
If everything is working correctly, you will be asked to join.
After joining, you will either be connected, or be waiting for the other person to join.
4.) When the therapist joins the call, the session begins, and both sides will be connected. That’s it!
Teletherapy Frequently Asked Questions
Teletherapy is good for several use cases.
- You don’t want to get out due to the weather or medical reasons
- It allows you to be out of town (not out of state) and still have your therapy session
- You might not have ever received therapy, and feel uncomfortable being seen in person
- Many other personal reason, the list can go on!
Some people might transition from Teletherapy to in office visits. It all depends on the situation of the client, and the therapist will also offer guidance as sessions continue.
Each insurance company has different policies for Teletherapy or any Telemedicine in general. If we take your insurance and you want to use your insurance, we can check with them to find out. Otherwise, you may still be a self-pay client and not use your insurance for Teletherapy. You can view our accepted forms of payment here.
The cost difference is almost the same as in office visits. In office visits are still the preferred therapy method. For that reason, and the convenience of Teletherapy, Teletherapy is slightly more expensive than in office visits. Usually around $10 more per session, but can vary due to several factors such as if you are using insurance or are a self-pay client.