Online therapy provides remote Access To Mental Health Care For All Ages in NC
Teletherapy provides a convenient, affordable means for the residents of North Carolina to receive mental health services from the comfort of their own home, without having to come into an office. And research shows it is effective! Read our article on The Benefits of Teletherapy for more information.
Rural communities have been using teletherapy successfully for over a decade, so this is not a new or untested mode. The service has many different names. Video Chat Therapy, Online therapy, phone therapy, Skype therapy and more. It is an important vehicle to allow people to be able to engage in and benefit from mental health services when face to face sessions are not possible for any reason. People choose phone or online therapy for many reasons: a busy schedule that does not allow commute time to and from sessions, a long commute, lack of childcare, traveling, being homebound, bad weather with poor driving conditions, or to avoid germs during flu season. (You may also want to read our coronavirus letter with information on in-office sanitizing and protection measures as well for clients coming into the office).
Online Therapy Services in North Carolina
Remote Therapy via chat
Teletherapy via video call
Telehealth over the phone
We have offered teletherapy (i.e. online video chat) and phone sessions to our clients who prefer them for over 10 years in North Carolina statewide including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and the Research Triangle Park areas. We are well prepared to utilize this option as needed so that you can receive the benefits of service remotely. It can be used with all ages, and in addition to individual sessions, it can be used with couples and families as well.
It is extremely easy to use the video chat therapy option wherein we email you a link that connects you directly and seamlessly to your therapist via a HIPAA-compliant connection. All you need is an Internet connection. Or, if you prefer, you can just use phone minus video for a simple phone call session using telephone therapy. Research shows this is effective in improving mental health symptoms.
Children: While sessions with pre-teen children via video chat provides unique challenges different from a talk-therapy session with an adult or teen, our child therapists have been providing tele-therapy for children for various reasons for many years. They are well-equipped with creative ways to provide services to children via tele-therapy, and not surprisingly, children are typically quite comfortable with electronics and this mode.
Couples and Families: Our online platform allows for multiple people to be in any session, so couples, marriage and family therapy can be provided remotely.
Most psychological evaluations can also be provided remotely via telehealth, with clinical interviews done via video chat and testing done online. Call our office or email Dr. Lepage for a free consult to see if a tele-evaluation is right for you.