Teletherapy / Video Conferencing

New Teletherapy/Video Conferencing Sessions Available

Anxiety has always been a serious mental health concern. However, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety is rampant in our country and especially in our area where we have greater numbers of those afflicted with COVID-19. We have seen a greater need for therapeutic support right now, and the therapists at the HVCCT are dedicated to making themselves available to provide assistance. The health and well-being of our patients are always our priority, and as we navigate the evolving COVID-19 situation, we want to share the expanded teletherapy services we are offering at the HVCCT.

Given the importance of social distancing at this time, we are fully operational with a variety of teletherapy options. Using teletherapy you can receive therapy services from the comfort and safety of your home. Studies have consistently demonstrated the efficacy of teletherapy and its utility for patients.

We offer the following teletherapy options:

  • Videoconferencing (e.g., Doxy.me, Skype)
  • FaceTime
  • Telephone

It is our understanding that the majority of insurance companies may reimburse for teletherapy sessions in the same way that they would for face to face meetings. We recommend that patients verify this information with their individual carriers.

A consent form that outlines the risks and benefits of teletherapy should be signed and sent back to your therapist. Please let us know if you have any questions about this form.

We continue to be available to our patients during this challenging time. If you are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help in any way we can.

Helpful Tips for Using Teletherapy

  • Log into the platform about 10 minutes early in case you encounter any technical difficulties
  • Be sure that you are in a secure, quiet place when you have your session
  • Consider using headphones to increase privacy and minimize background noise
  • Inform your therapist of your physical location at the time of the session
  • Devise a code word (if you wish) to share with your therapist if you feel the session has been compromised and you cannot speak freely.