During the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, I will be exclusively offering video sessions to comply with New York State orders and to maintain social distancing. Video therapy is a form of “telehealth.” I use a video platform that is HIPAA-compliant, which ensures the same amount of privacy and security that you would expect if you were in my office.
Video sessions are effective. Even before the pandemic, I had been conducting video sessions with clients. Some clients had not been able to leave their office in time to make an appointment. Others had been home sick. I also have been a provider on the telemental health app Talkspace since 2018, so I have several years of experience providing therapy in this way. With talk therapy, you can expect the same degree of progress over video as you would experience in person.
During this pandemic you are hopefully sheltering in place, which means you are staying home unless you are going out for groceries or getting exercise. You may be confined in a space with a partner or roommates … or children. During our video session, it is essential for you to have a private place where you can talk, won’t be interrupted, and can’t be heard, so that you feel safe enough to talk about your concerns. I would be happy to help you problem-solve how to make this work if it is an obstacle.
During this pandemic many people are experiencing increased fear and anxiety, and many people may feel more prone to depression. Therapy can help you work through your feelings and provide guidance on how to structure your life to get through these hard times.
Please note that you must be a resident of New York State for me to be allowed to do telehealth with you.
I accept private pay and Cigna. Please contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation.