The photo at the right is my home office where I offer Telehealth Counseling.
Telehealth Counseling or telecommunication is a choice for individual, couple, group and workshop participants. It's easy to see why. It saves you money, time, and avoids traffic stress. People who live distances from one another can easily connect. It's an option if you are sick or have a medical issue. It's allows you to have therapy when you need it, if transportation is a hardship, or if you want to work with me because of my areas of experience.
Telemedicine includes the practice of health care delivery, diagnosis, consultation, treatment, transfer of medical data, and education using interactive audio, video, or data communications. Telehealth can also involve the communication of medical/mental information, both orally and visually, to health care practitioners.
Telecommunication is a broader term, one I use with workshops and training sessions. This involves communication, both orally and visually, with a group of individuals, all of whom can see and hear one another in an interactive, educational format. A few slides are added to discuss relevant issues for a particular group, based on what I've learned from clients and your own experiences, professionally and personally.
Clients can choose only telehealth or telecommunication sessions, a combination of telehealth and face to face office sessions, or strictly face to face office sessions. We have more flexibility than we did in the past. When clients, workshop, or training participants experience this internet option, they typically say that the physical barriers melt away and they feel as though they are talking in an space together.
I use HIPPA-Compliant, secure Zoom or Doxy.me, each of which provides a free app for you to download. You'll need a built-in camera with your computer or one you can easily attach to your screen. Some people have more auditory clarity with headphones. Some people use their IPhone if they're away from home. I will send a link that you click on to begin an individual session or to join a workshop. I request payment via PayPal on my homepage prior to the scheduled session and I charge the same fee if you and I were in the office together.
Telehealth is not adviseable for some people, especially those who are suicidal.
If you are interested in telehealth counseling or telecommunicaton, please let me know when you call (415-785-3513). I will answer your questions, discuss your needs, and provide appropriate forms to you so we can get started!