E-Therapy or Online Therapy
What is E-therapy?
E-therapy is a relatively new approach to psychotherapy. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing, such as Skype, or by email. While E-therapy is not reimbursed by insurance companies, it can be cost efficient when you consider the benefits of saving time and travel expenses associated with traditional in-office therapy.
How does it work?
As a therapist licensed in the State of California, I can only provide services via internet to those client's residing in the state. Proof of identity and residency will be required prior to beginning treatment in the form of driver's license/or ID card, passport, or birth certificate.
The initial sessions will be 50 minutes billed at a rate of $100. You will be expected to complete an intake form and assessment prior to the initial session to ensure e-therapy is the best fit for you individual needs. The fees must be paid prior to commencement of the initial session via Paypal or credit card.
Additional Limits of Confidentiality
While using every reasonable means to protect and encrypt conversations and records of treatment, when doing therapy by Internet or other electronic means, such encryption can not be guaranteed.
By agreeing to engage in therapy by Internet or other electronic means, the therapist and patient will each assure that any text messages or recorded discussions will be destroyed within fifteen days of receipt.
If I believe you are a danger or become a danger to yourself or to someone else, I may inform others or insist that you be evaluated, in person, by another health care professional.
You, the patient, are encouraged to protect your own confidentiality by controlling access to your communications with me-such as by using passwords only known by you, controlling access to your computer, deleting data as agreed, etc.
If you are interested in learning more about this service, please contact me.