Is Telehealth The Future For Counseling?

  • 30 Mar, 2018

Telehealth is a way of delivering counseling/therapy by virtual technology. With recent advents in technology, along with the increased usage of internet connected mobile devices, Telehealth has become an effective way to enhance the delivery of counseling to clients around the world.

In particular, Telehealth is the application of technology used to provide direct therapeutic care to a client. The goal of Telehealth is to improve a client’s mental health by allowing communication between the client and the provider despite physical distance.

In other words, neither of them would have to travel on-site to see each other and effectively communicate.

Using video communication is live, interactive and facilitated by everyday technology that you most likely already use. Smart phones, tablets and laptops often have built-in audio and video equipment that work perfectly for a clear face-to-face video call. As the use of technologies like these increase, telehealth is becoming a cost-effective alternative to in person appointments.

Benefits:

A broader network for all: Therapists and other practitioners using Telehealth are granted the freedom to practice anytime anywhere. This opens up their practice to patients far and wide, and in turn, clients have a larger network of providers to choose from.

Eliminates distance as an issue: Instead of making a 5-hour drive to see counselor that specializes in a certain are of therapy, the client can easily access them through a HIPAA compliant, video request. Maintaining regular face-to-face contact is fundamental in a therapy context, especially during the first meeting.

Combats provider shortages: There’s no question that clients in rural areas travel further to see a therapist; some have to drive hours to reach their nearest office. Not only this, but their destination may not even have the specialist they need to see. Using a secure video platform, clients can meet with specialists in their state without physically being there. This is an immense benefit as it can be done in the privacy and comfort of one’s own home.

Greater client engagement and satisfaction: In today’s world, clients want the convenience of Telehealth. Scheduling appointments at the office and getting to them on time can be onerous. Telehealth eliminates these challenges by creating an on-demand or easy scheduling solution that works for both clients and therapists.

Whether you are an individual or part of a larger counseling group – Let’s Talk Counseling has solutions to help you achieve your Tele-Health and Online Counseling goals.

We offer multiple platform solutions that help you or your group offer online video (HIPAA Compliant) video counseling to your clients.

 

Please contact me to schedule an appointment and demonstration.

 

Thanks,

Josh Botbol
jb@letstalkcounseling.com
910.408.2913

 

 

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