Telehealth involves the use of electronic communications to enable therapists to communicate with clients while in different physical locations. This includes the transmission of live two-way video and audio. Telehealth allows the therapist and client to work together at times when they may not otherwise be able to, due to constraints of time or distance.
Video conferencing (VC) is a real-time interactive audio and visual technology that enables our clinicians to provide mental health services remotely. We use Zoom and it meets HIPPA standards of encryption and privacy protection but we cannot guarantee privacy. In order to ensure privacy, it is advisable that clients connect to wired networks, or use wireless networks using WPA2 security. These settings can be viewed and adjusted under your computer network settings. While using this settings makes it difficult for a third party to access sessions, a breach of privacy is possible whenever data is transmitted. Although VC may be used when the clinician and client are in different locations, licensure regulations only allow a session to be conducted in the state in which the clinician is licensed and the client is located. An occasional exception can be made if temporary permission is available from another state.
We currently offer all services virtually so that we can serve more people that do not have access to Dialectical Behavior Therapy.