What is Teletherapy / Video Therapy / Online Therapy?
Teletherapy is therapy that is conducted via computer, smartphone or tablet and even over the phone. Research has shown that teletherapy is as effective as in-person therapy. Our therapists can partner with you to work on developing an approach that will be productive, flexible and work toward achieving the goals you set for yourself, your child or your family.
Some of the Issues we can treat via teletherapy
- Parenting Challenges
- Stress management
- Relationship Issues (couples counseling offered)
- Life Transition Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Family Struggles (individual and family therapy offered)
Is teletherapy effective for teens?
Teens tend to be quite comfortable online and enjoy this format. Our therapists can help teens with improving self-esteem, managing stress and anxiety and dealing with depression. We specialize in finding ways to connect with teens and help them develop coping strategies and clear, empowered communication.
Can you work with my child via teletherapy?
Our Wellspring therapists have many creative and constructive ways to keep your child engaged in online therapy. We use art, workbooks, movement activities, relaxation exercises and games during telehealth sessions. The treatment will usually begin with a parent meeting so that your therapist can understand the issues and develop goals for the treatment. Parents may also be asked to participate in part of the session. With younger children, your therapist may ask you to have some art supplies ready for the session.
How do you maintain confidentiality?
We use HIPAA compliant and secure technology to ensure confidentiality. Your therapist will also work with you to identify a time and location within your home that will allow for privacy. We will also help you with the technology to make it easy.
What if I can’t find privacy now because my family is around all the time?
We understand that this can be extra challenging now. Some or our clients have virtual sessions while sitting in their car, on a walk, or from their backyard. Our therapists will adjust their schedules to find a time earlier or later than usual when you might have more privacy.
If I’m still not sure, should I wait until I can meet a therapist in-person at the office?
It is understandable that you might want to wait to start therapy in person. However, social distancing measures might go on for some time and it is unclear how long this will be our new normal. Connecting with a therapist via video is an easy way to get started with care and to receive consistent support toward your goals. During these stressful times, getting support soon for you or your child is even more important.