Teletherapy is an effective alternative to face-to-face therapy. If you have questions about what it is and how it works, see THIS article for more information. Set up an initial appointment with Rachael, practice manager, at 720-926-6766 or email her. Most insurances are now covering phone or video teletherapy sessions. Rachael can verify your teletherapy benefits.
The following information is provided as a guide to ensure that you have the most positive, uninterrupted counseling experience possible.
Creating Confidential Space
Things to consider:
Is the space private?
Can you lock the door?
If not, will others who have access to the space respect your request for privacy and not enter the room?
Can you/have you had a conversation with them?
Were they receptive?
Can others outside the room hear you talking?
If so, can you create white noise with a fan or other form of background noise? (Preferably placed outside the doorway of the room you’re in)
Consider using headphones or earbuds so that your provider’s voice is kept private and is only hearable by you.
If you have a hard time finding confidential space, we have listed some examples of places that others have used. These are not ideal, but should be considered secondary choices if an ideal setup is not available. If you use any of these, please make sure that the space is comfortable to you. Being comfortable is also highly important.
Actual last resort: your car parked in a safe, private spot. (We want to emphasize that private does not mean secluded. Please do make sure you are in a safe location.)
A laptop or desktop computer are ideal — preferably the biggest screen size that you have available to you (that you can also have in a comfortable, confidential space)
If you’re using a tablet or phone, please prop up the device so that it is stable and that the camera is about level with your eyes
Whatever device you’re using, please make sure that the camera is about level with your eyes. It may require propping up your device or monitor on other items, such as books.
Please make sure that you’re well lit and don’t have a bright light source directly behind you
Clear Your Internet
Be sure to move your computer as close as you can to your WiFi router (the box that makes the WiFi.) Or better yet — plug your computer into the router with a cable!
After that, you’ll want to close out of any programs you don’t need which use your Internet connection. This video will show you some examples of doing that (and this article will explain it.)
We are offering reduced cost teletherapy for those who are experiencing financial hardship due to reduced hours during the efforts of social-distancing. Ask Rachael about our reduced rates at 720-296-6766 or email.