Teletherapy is the online delivery of mental health therapy services via high-resolution, live video conferencing. Teletherapy sessions are very similar to traditional speech, occupational therapy, or mental health sessions with one major exception. Instead of sitting in the same room, students and therapists interact via live video conferencing.
Teletherapy is the term used to describe online counseling. At Lighthouse Counseling, teletherapy is provided by using a HIPAA secure platform to allow clinicians and clients to meet confidentially for video counseling appointments.
State law requires that insurance companies must cover teletherapy just as in-office counseling appointments are covered. Therefore, if your benefit plan includes mental health coverage, teletherapy is covered with the same policy limits.
Teletherapy allows clients access to mental health services while removing barriers such as distance and transportation.
Lighthouse Counseling uses an electronic health care record system that allows clients to complete and sign paperwork remotely, thereby removing the barrier of in-person appointment requirements.
In order to access teletherapy, you will need an internet connection to allow for video calling. This can be done from most home computers, tablets and smart phone devices.