Have an obstacle such as a crazy work schedule or young children that make it difficult to make it to a therapy office? If so, then Technology Assisted Counseling (TAC) may be right for you. Now you can utilize any device that has a web browser (computer, tablet, or smartphone) to meet with me.
I utilize a program called Simple Practice to conduct secure video sessions…well simply. You will effortlessly be able to join our session by clicking on a link that I provide. Prefer to connect via a mobile device? No problem, Simple Practice provides secure Android and iPhone apps.
Although TAC is convenient, it’s not the right solution for everyone! TAC may not be the right solution for you if any of the following is true:
– You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others.
-You are a minor or under the care of a legal guardian.
– You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation.
– You do not have a device that can connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable internet connection.
– You are required to undergo therapy or counseling either by a court order or by any other authority.
– You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in psychological supervision or psychiatric care.
Does insurance cover TAC?
Good question! Although several providers are finally starting to cover the cost of TAC, many still do not cover it at all. Also, some coverage may be limited or partial. If you are considering using your health insurance, please check your coverage by asking your provider the following questions:
– Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
– What is my deductible and has it been met?
– How many sessions per year does my health insurance coverage?
– Is Technology Assisted Counseling a covered benefit?
– What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
– Is approval required from my primary care physician?
If you believe TAC is right for you, give me a call! I would be happy to answer any further questions you may have.