Easy access to services via phone, tablet, or computer with internet connection.
From home or work, while on vacation or when not feeling well enough to go anyplace.
No time spent getting to and from the counseling office.
E-counseling and tele-health are different names for the same thing: health services provided via the internet. Services are live, face-to-face services held over the internet instead of in the provider's office or other physical location.
55-minute sessions are $125.00; however, your out-of-pocket expense will depend on whether you are self-pay or using insurance.. If you are using insurance to pay, the fee is based on the insurance plan (co-pay and deductible may apply).
Most insurance plans cover e-counseling just like it covers in-office services; however, there may be exceptions in which special permissions may be required. When in doubt, check with the insurance carrier.
Confidentiality is protected from my end by the use of a HIPAA compliant portal called wecounsel.com. I use a headset to reduce the possibility of someone overhearing what you are saying and situate myself so that no one else can see the screen. The bigger concern is the confidentiality at your end: where can you freely talk about personal, family, and work issues without being overheard? Where will you have the optimum physical comfort? I observe that quite a few of my e-counseling clients go out to their cars! Not the most comfortable in my book, but whatever works for the client is fine with me.
Generally, my e-counseling hours are the same as my client hours; however, I have more flexibility to meet client needs through e-counseling than at my physical office so please ask if you need special accommodations..
If you have further questions, please contact me at 336-338-2011.