During this time, in order to accommodate the COVID-19 situation, we will be offering online counseling (Teletherapy) through the Telemedicine program. This resource meets HIPPA standards and is an easy access for clients.
Your therapist must first invite you by emailing you a link. Click on the link to enter the virtual waiting room. That will notify your therapist that you are waiting. He or she will then log in at the appropriate time to begin your session. Please review the guidelines below for the best possible session experience.
1. Doxy: A platform where you can teletherapy. Using a firefox or google chrome browser, click on the web address below at the time of our appointment and your therapist will join you.
All you need do is create a login once your therapist has invited you.
Please arrive to your session five minutes ahead of time (and possibly sooner your first time to troubleshoot any issues). If you arrive early, you will be in the "waiting room" until I greet you at your appointment time. You do not need to download any software.
Although all technology has potential security risks, online options like Doxy are preferable because they meet current security requirements in the US and Canada (HIPPA and PIPEDA, respectively).
2. Formats that are listed on the OCR page as HIPPA approved- talk with your therapist about any of these and get specific instructions from them about how to get set up.
Although online counseling is a convenient option for when someone is ill or encouraged to socially distance, there are some drawbacks: