Telehealth means that all my sessions are conducted online via video-conference (Zoom), phone, or text. These virtual sessions offer many advantages over traditional therapy: my clients feel more comfortable and safer in their own settings, commuting and parking anxiety is eliminated, and there's more flexibility with appointments.
As a licensed mental health professional, I am required to follow licensing codes, state laws, and HIPAA regulations that ensure security and confidentiality. As a Telehealth clinician, I have a signed HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with Zoom that protects my clients' personal health information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. I also follow the Telehealth Best-Practices Guideline established by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.