We have been offering Telehealth counseling, in addition to in-office counseling since 2018, and will continue to offer Telehealth counseling after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telehealth counseling can be a viable form of treatment when a client/ clinician cannot physically be present in the clinician’s office due to factors like what we experienced with the COVID-19 epidemic. The policy at Empowerment Therapy Center is to use the platforms, “Google Meet” and/ or “Therapy Notes,” which are free to our clients. These platforms are encrypted to the Federal standard, are HIPAA compatible, and there are signed HIPAA Business Associate Agreements in place, attesting to HIPAA compliance. The platforms are responsible for keeping any videoconferencing confidential and secure. Skype, FaceTime, and other platforms are not as secure and there is a risk that private healthcare information may be breached. Our platforms can be used on various devices, computers, tablets, and phones, and you can interact with your clinician real-time to engage in psychotherapy.
All of our therapists and life coaches are currently providing Telehealth Counseling, and accept most insurances. Please let us know if you would like to schedule an intake assessment. You can meet our staff here.