Telehealth has been around for a few years but the events of 2020 have made it the way to get counseling services. But it can be a bit confusing and unnerving in knowing what to expect. My purpose here is to let you know what to expect as we start on our telehealth journey together.
I use a secure HIPPA compliant website called Google Meet for all virtual appointments. On this platform we can have a video or audio only session and exchange secure and private messages. After you have scheduled your first appointment you'll get an email from me with links to documents to gather your basic information and details.
On the day of your appointment I will send you an invitation by either email or text message to join the video call.
Once the call starts you'll have options of what to do with your video! You can turn the camera off and use audio only or you can hide your view so you only see me instead of seeing yourself as well. The main thing I want to do is create a space that feels as safe and comfortable as possible. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about what telehealth will be like.