Teletherapy has come a long way before and during the recent pandemic where it became the only avenue that mental health professionals could provide the much-needed mental health services.
Now, more therapists have since incorporated teletherapy to cater to clients searching for flexible ways to receive mental health services.
If you’re considering teletherapy and you would like to know whether it can benefit you, read on to find out what it all entails.
What is Teletherapy?Teletherapy, a form of mental health care, is delivered by a certified and licensed therapist through a secure online or audio medium. Instead of physically visiting the therapist’s office, clients can schedule and attend virtual sessions with their therapists. The teletherapy sessions are conducted on a phone or a video conferencing platform and must adhere to the HIPAA standards on client privacy. All an individual needs to participate in teletherapy is:
- A phone, computer, or tablet
- A secure internet connection
- A private place to talk