Telehealth Counseling sessions are similar to in-person sessions with your therapist, but instead of coming into the office, you and your counselor meet in a comfortable place of your choosing using interactive audio and video technology.
Virtual visits with your counselor are HIPAA compliant, in order to protect your privacy and confidentiality.
There is no additional cost to you – your insurance company will cover the sessions the same way, and you can use your computer or smartphone. Patients participate in sessions from home or from any confidential location determined appropriate by the patient and their clinician.
If a client does not have the technical capability to participate in sessions from home (no internet connection or access to smart phones with cellular connection) they can participate in therapy by coming to our office and using our space as an “origination site”.
While being in a room with your therapist is often the best option there are times where telehealth is ideal. You reduce time away from work by removing the drive to and from the office, you can meet from the (confidential) space of your choosing, you don’t miss a session if you are not feeling well enough to visit the office, if you are away from home and the office (but still in New Mexico), etc.
Although we use Google Meet for HIPAA-complaince and security, in many ways telehealth is very similar to video chatting with your friends on family through facetime or facebook messenger. If you have done that before you can easily make the switch to telehealth! We will help you get connected the first time.