Telehealth is a way for us to conduct a therapy session through audio and video over the internet. Our session can be conducted from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device! Sessions are conducted over an end-to-end encrypted platform.
Please note that during a telehealth session, the provider must be licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the client is physically located during the time of service. I am currently licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Texas. I am also registered as an out-of-state telehealth provider in Florida.
To participate in a telehealth session from your home, you will need:
Most smartphones have built-in video and speakers; however, it is not the most ideal platform. The size of the phone screen may not allow for an immersive therapy experience.
The video platform I use in my practice requires a smartphone with at least iOS 11 or Android 7.0, and you must first download the free Telehealth by SimplePractice in the app store.
If you prefer using a smartphone and have an older phone, I am happy to discuss using an alternative secure video platform other than Telehealth by SimplePractice.
It depends on the insurance company. Cigna currently covers telehealth sessions. If you are out-of-network, it is best to contact your insurance provider directly to verify whether they will reimburse for tele mental health therapy. It is important to note that most insurance companies do not cover therapy sessions conducted over telephone or text.