How do virtual services work?
Once we establish that we will be working together, you will be given a link my HIPPA compliant platform where will be doing most of our work. It will allow you to self schedule, view your upcoming appointments, access any forms that may be needed for completion and/or connect for our live video sessions. The platform can accommodate up to fifteen participants per scheduled time to accommodate for group or joint sessions.
Why isn’t insurance accepted on your site?
Great question! Most insurance companies will not cover virtual services and will only cover services that have an official diagnosis. I am more than willing to work with you to provide documentation needed for you to obtain reimbursement from your insurance company on the rare occasion they will cover it.
How does confidentiality apply to virtual services?
We will discuss this issue in greater detail during our first session together. Virtual services will comply with the same code of ethics complied with in a traditional forum. Services will be provided in one of two offices by myself with no outside distractions (except perhaps a rare puppy bark!!). It will confidential with all notes being maintained in confidential location. It will be important to choose your location in a similar format. Coffee shops, public locations and/or with distractions in the same room will limit the effectiveness of the service being provided. Appointments will be cancelled if distractions and/or your location begin to impede our work together.
I live in Texas and am interested in Clinical Therapy services. Can I work with you?
Unfortunately, no. Virtual clinical therapy services are relatively new and as a result the laws are evolving. As of this writing, ethical guidelines stipulate that I need to be licensed in the state where the client resides within the United States. Internationally based clients are exempt from this guideline and can establish a clinical relationship at any time. As of November 2018, if your home address is in the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee, or you reside internationally (even as an American) we will be able to establish a clinical relationship. Please contact me for additional options or referrals if you do not meet any of those guidelines!
Can you bill another party (i.e.: my parents) after the session?
Once you establish your online account via the secure platform, you will be asked for payment information. The information provided can be an alternate party if desired. Payment is due at the time of services with a receipt being emailed immediately after the session.
Why should I choose virtual services?
Our lifestyles tend to be crazy busy and often overwhelming. For most of us, trying to find time to schedule a doctor’s appointment is challenging let alone a weekly appointment! Virtual services allow you to omit travel time and focus on you. You can travel, avoid snow (ok, so maybe that is my motivation!) and/or have the flexibility to achieve your goals on your time, in your space and in your environment.
Send me an email and ask! I am very flexible and willing to meet your needs. We can be creative in developing a service that meets your specific needs and I am excited to be on this journey with you!