Online Therapy

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.” – Kitty O’Meara

Office Update: Sessions will be offered in a hybrid online or in-person format as CDC guidelines and client needs allow.

My background and training in telehealth is informed by my past work in healthcare tech start-ups in 2016 and my own interest in using IT to promote accessibility in mental health.

The platform I currently use is Simple Practice, which has been certified to be hospital-grade secure and HIPAA compliant.

Desktop/Laptop Requirements

  • A reliable internet connection with a speed of at least 20 mbps. A wired ethernet connection is strongly recommended. However, strong wifi will work as well.
  • A computer with an integrated or external microphone and webcam.
  • A computer with at least 4 GB of RAM.
  • The most updated version of Google Chrome or Firefox.

Test your system with the pre-call tool.

Mobile Requirements

Benefits to Using Online Therapy

  • More flexible appointment times offered.
  • Increased physical accessibility.
  • Covered by many major insurance policies like Cigna.
  • Available statewide if you move somewhere else within the state your therapist or other telehealth provider is licensed in.

Limitations to Using Online Therapy

  • Disruptions may occur due to geographical service outages or general tech troubleshooting.
  • Not appropriate for immediate or emergent crisis. If in immediate crisis, call 911 or 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355).

Cover Image credit: Steven Pisano, Brooklyn Street Scenes, licensed under Creative Commons.