Teletherapy, also known as e-therapy, video therapy, or online therapy, is when a therapist or counselor provides psychological treatment and support through electronic methods.
Telepsychiatry is video conferencing with your psychiatrist for med-cation management and therapy. The development of Video-based mental health services has been a recent effort in mental health to make treatment accessible through remote care.
At the Williamsburg Therapy Group, we use secure two-way video conferencing because we believe that this is the best method, other than in-person treatment, to make therapy more convenient while building a real supportive relationship with your provider. The type of treatment and support that you receive through teletherapy and telepsychiatry functions the same way as in-person appointments, but with the ease, flexibility, and convenience of fitting our services to your schedule and lifestyle.
Teletherapy at Williamsburg Therapy Group is provided by the same doctoral level providers who provide in-person therapy at our practice. When you book an appointment, you and your provider will use our online video portal to have a secure two-way video conference call. To prepare for your teletherapy or telepsychiatry appointment, we recommend planning to be in a private space where you feel comfortable checking in with your therapist and talking about a variety of issues.
Teletherapy and telepsychiatry are convenient options for mental health treatment that help people get consistent psychological support. These methods help to make mental health services easily accessible, even when you need to stay late at work, while you’re traveling, or when it’s difficult to visit our offices for in-person sessions. Video conferencing also lets you receive treatment in the comfort of your own home without having to navigate travel time and public transit.
Many people experience teletherapy and telepsychiatry as just as comfortable and natural as meeting for in-person sessions. Remote mental health treatment is an accessible and convenient option for many clients to receive psychological support and care, but some specific situations greatly benefit from having in-person consultation and treatment, including but not limited to: when someone is in a mental health crisis, certain types of treatment for anxiety and relationship issues treatment for children and for neuropsychological testing if you decide to begin individual therapy with one of our providers, you can discuss the possibility of using a blend of in person and teletherapy as a useful and convenient option for your treatment.
Contact us now to speak with someone who can help you determine if teletherapy or telepsychiatry is a good option for you.