The best thing about telehealth is the convenience. You can meet with your counselor from the comfort and privacy of your own home. It becomes much easier to schedule appointments on lunch breaks or while your child is napping.
We often get asked about confidentiality. Rest assured that we use a HIPAA secure platform called Simple Practice. All sessions are conducted through that platform. You always have the option to turn off your camera if you are uncomfortable being on camera.
We understand that it may seem difficult to build a rapport with your counselor if you are online but give it a chance! Most, if not all of our clients feel very much connected with their counselor and have not had any trouble building that rapport online.
EMDR online: Yes! It can be done and it is just as effective! We use another platform for EMDR sessions (also HIPAA secure) that places 2 dots on the screen for the client to follow back and forth. All of our clients who have done EMDR in person have said that they actually prefer doing it online rather than having us wave our hands back and forth for them to follow.
If you have any questions or reservations, please reach out and talk to us about it!