Telehealth Counseling or telecommunication is a choice for individual, couple, group and workshop participants who want professional support. This saves you money, time, traffic stress, or if you have transportation challenges. People who live distances from one another can easily connect on specific topics that I am trained and experienced in (professionally and personally). This includes my area of expertise with coercive influence in abusive groups and relationships, high demand groups and cults, and motherless daughters or early parent loss, and recovery from loss. For any client with challenges in living, telecommunication is an option.
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 that I use with online workshops and training sessions. It 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, other professionals and scholars, and my 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. 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 a common 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 such as those those who are suicidal.
If you are interested in tele-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!