Telehealth (Online Therapy)

Also known as Teletherapy, Online Counseling, and Virtual Therapy

with Omni Layne Counseling, PLLC

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Online therapy (or teletherapy) refers to mental health services and counseling that are delivered via the phone or the internet rather than in person.

While some therapists only meet clients online, many others see them via a combination of video calls, phone conversations, and in-person sessions.

A therapist or counselor doing online sessions will often prepare ahead of time with the client to connect at a mutually agreed-upon time via a popular video-calling app.

These tools for therapists include Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet, Skype, and Vsee.

The sessions can be held entirely online or in conjunction with in-person appointments.

Depending on the client’s demands, therapists and clients might modify how appointments are scheduled and carried out.

There are several options available to you.

They include:

  1. Testing the tool or software you’ll be using
  2. Ensuring enough privacy during your session
  3. Minimizing distractions by dismissing other apps or websites
  4. Confirm your therapist’s contact information
  5. Know their preferred method of payment

Many issues that a professional therapist can effectively handle in face-to-face meetings with individuals can be addressed well online.

Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be as as effective online as it is in person for various problems.

Online therapy provides a variety of advantages that make it worthwhile for both long-term therapy clients and newcomers.

  • It allows you to connect with otherwise unreachable therapists in order to start or prolong a relationship.
  • It can save time
  • Some people may be less self-conscious about attending to therapy if they do not have to go to a therapist’s office.

A strong alliance with a therapist, whether online or in person, is the greatest approach to ensure favorable outcomes.

Costs for online therapy sessions, like those for in-person therapy sessions, can vary greatly amongst therapists.

Many suppliers charge the same hourly cost whether you book online or in person.

Some companies provide online counselling services for a monthly charge, but they may not provide real-time access to a single therapist of your choosing.

Call us at our office at (210) 818-1707 to enquire about telehealth and online therapy costs to meet with one of our highly skilled clinicians at Omni Layne Counseling, PLLC.

Many insurance companies that fund therapy will pay for online sessions. This, however, varies by state and insurance provider. Insurers may demand certain details concerning remote sessions; if payment is required, it is advisable to verify with your insurance provider.

As we work with many insurance providers, call us at our office at (210) 818-1707 to enquire if we have worked with your provider with our other clients.

What is the next step?

If you or someone you love is considering individual therapy or counseling, please contact Omni Layne Counseling. We are a team of professionals who have expertise to help.

Call us at our office to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled clinicians at Omni Layne Counseling, PLLC.