Telehealth Counseling—Counselors and Therapists in Allentown, PA
Are you seeking counseling services but are having difficulty finding time to come in to an office to meet with a therapist due to many life circumstances? Do you want to work toward a better and more balanced you, but are having trouble finding the time? Are you feeling stuck, anxious, unhappy, or having difficulty transitioning to various life events? Are you eager to continue working on goals but need some direction? If so, call Thriveworks- Allentown. We have counselors and coaches that can help you in online counseling today!
What Is Telehealth?
Telehealth refers to a variety of technologies to deliver virtual medical, physical health, and mental health services. Telehealth counseling allows for long-distance patient and client interaction and care via videoconferencing. Therapists can provide individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychoeducation, consultations, diagnosis and assessment, feedback, coaching, and more through telehealth videoconferencing. Telehealth helps to improve access to therapists, brings care to the client’s location, decreases delays in care, improves continuity of care, decreases need for time off of work, reduces transportation barriers, and reduces the barrier of stigma so you can thrive.
How Can Telehealth help?
Telehealth happens in real time over videoconferencing. It allows the client and therapist to work together on the client’s treatment goals from afar. Research shows that telehealth is just as effective as in-person therapy sessions and provides the added convenience of not having to travel to the office and allows the client to more easily fit a session into their daily life to ensure that they can work on their treatment goals. Telehealth is especially helpful for those who live in remote areas who do not have easy access to therapists and coaches. Telehealth is appropriate for depression, anxiety, mood disorder, couples therapy, family therapy, stress related conditions, and beyond.
What Do You Need to Participate in Telehealth?
In order to participate in telehealth services, you would need the following items:
- Computer, tablet, or smart phone
- Reliable internet connection
- Headset and microphone (optional to keep your session from being heard by others)
- A link to the telehealth platform your therapist or coach provides to you
- Time set aside for your appointment
- The desire to reach your treatment goals
How Can Thriveworks Allentown Help?
At Thriveworks Allentown, each of our therapists has the ability to provide telehealth sessions utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities and intervention techniques. Many insurance companies cover telehealth services. Our therapists and coaches will work with you to schedule your appointment at a time that works best for you. We will sit together with you via videoconferencing to listen to you, address your concerns, and help you work toward you treatment goals. The techniques and skills we discuss will not be any different from the techniques and skills we would discuss in our in person sessions. We can provide telehealth services to adults, adolescents, and children when appropriate. We here at Thriveworks utilize HIPAA compliant videoconferencing platforms to ensure your confidentiality and safety. Call now to schedule your appointment.
Let’s thrive together
Your Team at Thriveworks Allentown Counseling