Teletherapy in Colorado (Video Therapy)
Although I primarily see clients in my office in Colorado Springs, for individuals in remote areas or who are not able to find a therapist who is a good fit in their area, I do occasionally see clients utilizing teletherapy or video therapy. For these clients, I utilize a service called Thera-Link that provides a secure source for videos calls.
What is Teletherapy?
My approach to teletherapy is primarily the same as when seeing individuals in person; however, it is not the same experience as being in the therapy room together. My preference is that clients who use teletherapy come to an appointment in person in Colorado Springs at least a couple of times during the duration of therapy; however, this is not possible for all clients. I do not believe teletherapy is a good option for people who are in crisis. In these situations, I recommend seeking a therapist who lives close to where they live.
Important Considerations for Teletherapy
If seeking teletherapy, it is important to have a reliable internet connection. While Thera-Link does have a iPhone and iPad app, the app does not work well unless connected to the internet.
Not all insurance companies will pay for teletherapy. While some insurance providers, such as Medicare, do cover teletherapy, they may not do this in all situations. If you are intending to use insurance, it is best to check with your insurance company first to make sure they will cover it. Most people seeking teletherapy private pay for their sessions.