HIPAA-Compliant Teletherapy Sessions
Now get therapy that fits your lifestyle.
Your mental health is important. Now, get the therapy you want from the comfort of your own home, workplace and while you travel. HIPAA-compliant teletherapy is a secure platform where you join therapy sessions from your desktop or laptop, phone or tablet.
Because traditional face-to-face office mental health counseling is not always convenient, some people miss out on therapy. This makes it harder to resolve challenges later. With that in mind, we give you options to help you now. Given that technology advances keep you plugged in, you can get the counseling help you want from almost anywhere. In fact, all you really need is your device and a high-speed internet connection. Additionally, since most insurance companies cover telemental health and teletherapy, it may fit your lifestyle and your wallet. It’s another way for you to get help easier. Are you covered? Call us today to find out.
HIPAA-compliant Teletherapy, Telemedicine, Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions
What is teletherapy?
For the most part, doctors and hospitals it is called telemedicine. Generally, licensed psychologists digital consultations may be called teletherapy or telemental health or telehealth. All things considered, these are all the same service that we call teletherapy. However, whatever of the name, it is a tool you can use to get access to therapy through private, secure HIPAA-compliant phone or video calls.
Why should I choose teletherapy?
Maybe your work, business, school or family keeps you busy and finding the time to get away is a challenge.
Perhaps you live outside of the area and you don’t want geography to stand in the way of finding the help you want.
Maybe you or your loved one has a physical limitation or transportation issue and teletherapy can make for easier access.
Perhaps you travel a lot and teletherapy can help you get constant grounded support.
Possibly you feel more comfortable at home and you feel more open using teletherapy.
How will my teletherapy sessions work?
- Call or click to schedule your private session
- Settle in front of your computer, tablet, or smartphone 10 minutes before your session begins if possible.
- Relax and Join your session from the privacy of your home.
What do I need to be able to do teletherapy?
Easy as 1, 2, 3…
First, grab your computer, tablet or smartphone with a camera.
Second, connect using your high-speed internet connection.
Third, find any quiet place where you can talk freely.
Before your appointment, you’ll get a secure private link for your therapy sessions.
Why should I care if my sessions are HIPAA-compliant teletherapy sessions?
HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It is a US law that protects how your health data is secured. This law sets the standard for what qualifies as HIPAA-compliant teletherapy. Click here to read more about it.
Also, psychologists are licensed by The American Psychological Board. Equally, important, the board also set strict guidelines about how teletherapy can be conducted, too. But not all practices have caught up.
Read more about the HIPAA-compliant teletherapy standard here at http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/telepsychology.aspx
Is my session truly secure?
At Onipa Psychological & Consulting Service your safety, security and confidentiality are at the foundation of our core service. Your client confidentiality and security is important. This is the case whether you receive traditional in-office therapy sessions or our HIPAA-compliant teletherapy services.
Does teletherapy help?
Sometimes, problems around work, school, family, relationships, anxiety, depression etc can prevent you from feeling whole. It is especially difficult when it feels like there’s no one around who “gets it”.
Counseling offers you a pathway to feel connected and to become whole again. So like traditional office visits teletherapy allows you to access this even when you are on the go.
Will my insurance company pay for my teletherapy sessions?
We’re living in a digital age and insurance companies have caught up with the times. Most insurance carriers cover teletherapy. Call or click to learn if your health insurance covers your mental health and teletherapy sessions.
How is in-office counseling different from teletherapy?
Traditional office therapy allows you to leave your usual environment and come to a place where you can “think with a clear head.”
At Onipa Psychological & Consulting Services our traditional office therapy also gives you a full sensory experience with sights, sounds, aromatherapy and other elements that help you relax.
Similarly, Dr. Kambon can work with you to create your own relaxing space. This way you can enjoy a relaxation space whether you are at home, in your office, or you are traveling.
Do you want to learn more about our traditional office therapy sessions? Click here for more details about our traditional office counseling services for yourself or for someone you care about.
How can I start teletherapy sessions for myself or my family?
This is an important first step. Please select the option that works best for you to begin.