TherapySmith offers teletherapy for individuals, couples, and groups. We’ve been offering teletherapy via phone calls and videoconferencing since 2012. Our practice uses secure videoconferencing platforms doxy.me for individual and couple therapy and Zoom for groups.
Is teletherapy as helpful as in-person therapy?
There are limitations to teletherapy. For example, you and your therapist don’t get to see each other’s body language and you may miss the implicit communication (the “feeling” in the room), etc., as well as privacy concerns. For these reasons, when engaging in teletherapy it is important for you to have a private, distraction-free space where you can avoid interruption. When we are conducting session, your therapist will be in the office or their home office and will not multi-task. You will have your therapist’s full attention.
What happens if the call disconnects?
Sometimes technology fails. This is a problem in teletherapy. Your therapist will wait for you to either rejoin the video call or (if the failure is on the therapist’s side) the therapist will call the patient(s) on the phone if your session is disconnected. If you are unable to reconnect after two attempts, the session will end. Patients are still responsible for the session fee.
Want to know more about teletherapy at TherapySmith?
Contact one of our therapists for a free 20 minute consultation.