We have been offering Telehealth Counseling, in addition to in-office counseling since 2018, and will continue to offer Telehealth counseling during COVID-19.
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 such as the current COVID-19 epidemic. The policy at Empowerment Therapy Center is to use the platform, “Hangouts Meet” (which is free to our clients). It is encrypted to the Federal standard, is HIPAA compatible, and there is a signed HIPAA Business Associate Agreement attesting to HIPAA compliance. The platform is 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 platform 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.