What is Teletherapy?
Teletherapy, or telemental health, is a way of providing remote mental health services. Simply put, you are accessing therapy services when you and your therapist are not sitting in the same room together. Instead, you are using any of your own personal devices (smartphone, tablet, or computer) to talk securely with your therapist from the comfort of your home or other private space.
At Affinity, the most common way that we meet with clients for teletherapy is by online video. We use several secure video platforms to do this. Some people might find the idea a bit strange at first. However, if you’re familiar with Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime, then you can already easily imagine how it feels, and how it works, to do a video therapy session.
Studies have demonstrated that teletherapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy for a wide range of issues. Additionally, all of our therapists are specially trained in the delivery of effective telemental health services. So you can rest assured that we can help you address the issue bringing you to therapy, whether in-person or by video.
You may choose to engage entirely in teletherapy services, or you may use online therapy on an as-needed basis. We will work with you to find the method of therapy that best suits your exact needs.