What is Teletherapy?
Teletherapy is the online delivery of mental health therapy services via high-resolution, live video conferencing. Teletherapy sessions are very similar to traditional mental health sessions with one major exception. Instead of sitting in the same room, patients and therapists interact via live video conferencing.
During therapy sessions, the patient and therapist can see, hear, and interact with one another in real-time, using webcams, headsets, smartphones or tablets in a live, synchronous online environment.
If you’ve ever used Skype on your computer or FaceTime on your iPhone, you’ve used a similar type of technology.
Teletherapy at South Hills Counseling is completely secure and encrypted and follows all guidelines to be HIPAA compliant.
The actual therapy is the same as the therapist would deliver face-to-face, only Teletherapy is done with a computer, smartphone or tablet. Licensed therapists use traditional therapy techniques and activities and enhance those techniques through innovative software and tools and have the technology literally at their fingertips to plan and deliver high-quality services to you.
We encourage all new patients to ask about Teletherapy at South Hills Counseling. We make the process easy and accessible for all.