Telehealth in Mental Health
• Does your schedule make it difficult to find time for therapy?
• Do you or someone close to you have a compromised immune system that makes leaving home during a pandemic difficult?
• Do you face barriers to accessible transportation?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, telehealth sessions for mental health services may be a solution for you. Along with technological advancements made in other fields, mental health providers have utilized telehealth sessions to provide accessible treatment to those who are unable to attend in-person sessions.
What Is Telehealth?
As the world around us continues to change, we must adapt and find safer, more efficient ways to receive the care we need. So, what exactly is telehealth? Telehealth is a way of using telecommunication technologies to provide long-distance clinical healthcare through mediums such as videoconferencing and other wireless communication services. Instead of having to travel long distances and carve ample time out of your schedule to talk to a mental health professional, you can easily connect with a therapist at any time from anywhere.
Benefits of Telehealth
Telehealth in mental health has continuously expanded over the years since its conception, increasing accessibility to many clients. Not only does it offer a safe alternative to in-person meetings during the current pandemic, it also eliminates barriers associated with transportation such as lengthy commutes and travel expenses.
Instead of making the client come to a treatment facility in order to receive care, the care now comes to the client – from the comfort of their own home or other accessible, private space. Clients can also fit therapy into their schedules more easily since they can do it from anywhere without having to spend time traveling. This is especially helpful for those living in rural areas where competent treatment facilities are too far away or otherwise not easily accessible. Not only does telehealth reduce delays in care significantly, it also enables continuity of care by ensuring there is no gap in treatment.
The introduction of telehealth in mental health care has immensely reconceptualized the delivery of mental health treatment, significantly reducing limitations that may arise with in-person treatment. In addition, telehealth has reduced the stigma of mental health treatment by challenging long-held myths about who should receive care and how that care should be implemented. Along with this, those receiving mental health services through telehealth have more anonymity than ever before. Telehealth eliminates the need for public waiting rooms and ensures your privacy while receiving the care you deserve.
How Do I Receive Telehealth Mental Health Services?
Did you know that Embrace Therapy has been and will continue to offer virtual counseling throughout the duration of COVID-19? With telehealth availability, you can receive the same quality care you would normally receive in person – from the comfort of your own home! Some may be concerned about in-person elements of communication that could be lost with virtual services; nevertheless, with video technology, nonverbal cues are still part of the conversation. You might even forget that you haven’t left home to receive treatment. So, what are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment with one of our competent therapists today! Call 855-771-0404 or Connect with us here.