As long as you have a computer or smartphone, teletherapy is an option for you! I've been providing telehealth services to clients for many years, providing the same high-quality effective treatment as if we were seeing each other in person.
Consider teletherapy if the driving distance to my office is too far, and you're unable to find a preferred provider in your area. Licensed in Georgia, I am able to provide services for any resident across the state. Teletherapy offers expanded access to care and improves continuity of care when both clinical and practical circumstances arise. For example, if you are local to the Greater Atlanta area, we might consider both in-person and teletherapy sessions as an option if you're concerned about missing appointments due to schedule, traffic, or inclement weather.
Before each session
If safe, let family members, house mates, or partners know that you are in an appointment. This way, they know not to disturb you.
Find a quite, private spot for you to be alone. This helps to minimize distractions.
Ideally, position yourself on the sofa, kitchen island, or a desk.
It is best to avoid having your back facing a window, as the back-light will make it difficult to see you.
Avoid distractions by turning off the television or music, and try keep open windows (e.g., social media, email) either logged out or minimized.
We can always take a quick break during a session, though it may be helpful to grab a snack or use the restroom beforehand
Make sure that you'll have a reliable internet connection
Check the audio and camera. It may prompt you at the start of sessions.
If it's our first meeting, I'll help orient us toward a feeling of "presence" just as we would while in my office.
Responding to COVID-19
With this outbreak at our feet, it's important that you're able to get the support you need and continue care. I am also still accepting new clients as social distancing becomes imperative.
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