What if therapy came to you?
Wouldn't it be great if you could sit on your own couch instead of traveling to mine? I know, traffic is the worst. Plus the thought of commuting across town in rush hour traffic for a 5:30 pm therapy appointment is just too much. Well, I'm now offering convenient and secure online video sessions for clients located in California. You can meet with me from the privacy of your home or office, whether you're down the street in Beverly Hills or outside the Los Angeles area.
If you're struggling to find an in-person therapist in your area of California, you may want to consider expanding your therapist search through online therapy. I get how frustrating it is when you can't find a therapist in your area who takes your insurance, specializes in your specific issues and concerns, or provides culturally competent and compassionate counseling. Don't let your location keep you from connecting and getting the help and support you need.
How does online therapy work?
Online therapy or telehealth sessions are conducted through a secure, HIPAA complaint video platform and offer the same quality of care as in-person sessions. In order to participate in online counseling, you'll need a computer (laptop or desktop), tablet or smartphone that's equipped with a webcam and speakers. You'll also need an internet connection that is at least 10 mbps, and a comfortable and private place where you can talk without interruptions. Before your scheduled video session, you'll receive a unique link to join the session through your computer or tablet's web browser. If using a smartphone, you'll be directed to download a mobile app on your device.
Will insurance pay for these sessions?
Currently, Cigna Behavioral Health & Cigna EAP consider telemental health sessions a covered benefit under their plans. However, some insurance and third party payers may not reimburse for therapy sessions conducted online. This includes insurance carriers that reimburse for out-of-network coverage. I strongly suggest you contact your insurance carrier prior to starting teletherapy for a full review of your benefits.
Still have questions about online therapy?
No problem. Reach out and schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. I'm happy to chat with you and answer any questions about online therapy or us working together.