Why Online Therapy
Online therapy (also called telehealth or e-therapy) offers many benefits you may not have thought of. It’s a great option for busy professionals with limited time off, caregivers, persons with chronic pain or other health issues, new parents or those dealing with social anxiety. Here are just a few of the benefits:
Therapy in the comfort of your own surroundings – Many people feel most comfortable sharing their innermost thoughts in a familiar setting. The only requirement is to find a private space in your home or office where you won’t be interrupted. You can fix a cup of coffee or tea, have a bite to eat if it’s your lunch hour, kick off your shoes and settle into the session.
Hassle-free access – With online therapy, there’s no fighting traffic, inclement weather, worrying about catching or spreading illness, arranging for childcare, or taking valuable time off work. Evening and weekend appointments are available to match your busy schedule.
It’s typically covered by insurance – if you’re opting to use your insurance to pay for therapy, many major insurances cover online therapy just as they do traditional office-based therapy. This varies by company and by plan so please check with your insurance provider for details.
How does it work?
Compass Point E-therapy uses a HIPAA compliant video compliant platform that’s as simple as one click. While laptop access is preferred, you can even download the app to use your cell phone or tablet for sessions. If you’ve ever Skyped or FaceTimed with a friend, this will feel very similar.
For a free 20 minute consultation to discuss if online therapy is right for you, contact us.