“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.
- 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.
- Android 7.0 or later.
- iOS 10 or later.
- Telehealth app (free in the Apple app store or Google play store).
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.