Tele-health counseling has been in use for over 20 years. It has recently become more popular and more secure and effective in reaching those who might not otherwise seek counseling due to the barriers of distance, time and travel. Simply put, tele-health makes healthcare more accessible.
Tele-health counseling or video/phone counseling can be utilized for a number of reasons. It can be a personal preference or for the client who would prefer privacy and to potentially avoid seeing others before or after their counseling session in the waiting room. Tele-health provides convenience and flexibility of having a session from the comfort of their own private location. Tele-health sessions can be helpful if a client lives far away from the counselors office location.
"Tele-Health counseling allows you to interact with me in a session from the comfort of your own home and avoid the stress of arranging travel and navigating traffic. Telebehavioral health sessions are as effective as face-to-face visits. This also allows for a broader reach, connecting with me for a counseling session from anywhere within the state of Georgia. In fact, if I am out of the state for any reason, we can still have a counseling session!
All you have to do is receive the link I will send to you and download the app. It is that simple! Information about privacy is outlined in the informed consent for treatment, however, I am always avalilabe for any questions or concerns regarding your privacy. Be assured that Simple Practice tele-health software and app is HIPPA compliant and secure."
Benefits of Tele-health:
- Ease and convenience: clients and counselors simply need a computer, webcam, and broadband internet access.
- Increased access: clients who live in remote areas, who are housebound, who have trouble lining up childcare, or just have too much going on in their lives to make room for regular therapy sessions, now have a connection to mental healthcare. Tele-health appointments can be reserved for special hours, including evenings and, under certain circumstances, weekends.
- Fewer missed appointments: clients are less likely to run into problems when they can meet from wherever they are …..no more late cancellations which cost the client money and the therapist time. Traveling can be stressful, especially in Atlanta! Being able to connect from your job during your lunch hour at at home while children are napping can feel more relaxing than navigating traffic. You’ll feel more relaxed being able to communicate, safely and securely, from the comfort of your home.
- Customize care: leveraging a virtual platform, counselors are able to turn their focus to how care is delivered through appropriately-timed assessments and tracking trends and progress over time to be a better, more effective counselor.
If you are interested in tele-health counseling, please contact Jessica and she can help you schedule your appointment. If you are unsure if your insurance will pay for tele-health counseling, reach out to the billing staff, Peace of Mind Billing at 770-559-4349, and they will find out for you.