Counseling while Social Distancing….
Greetings! These past few weeks have been extremely challenging for all of us and I know it is hard to think about how long this pandemic will impact our community. Miracles Counseling Centers wants to encourage each of you that we will continue to be support the emotional health needs that you will experience as we all continue to adjust to changes in our lives, supports, and resources.
Maintaining mental wellness can be a struggle right now. We may be rapidly trying to adjust our lifestyles, but in doing so we may ignore the emotional toll it is taking on us and our relationships. We are here for you and your families and are now offering Teletherapy sessions to meet you right where you are.
What is Teletherapy?
Teletherapy is a digital platform where you can securely and privately meet with your therapist while on a computer or smart phone. Teletherapy is much like talking with someone on Facetime or Zoom and can feel just as comfortable as meeting someone face to face. Our staff choose HIPAA compliant and secure platforms to meet with you so that your confidentiality remains protected.
Is it as effective as meeting with a therapist in the office?
Yes! Research has compared teletherapy with face to face therapy and has shown that teletherapy is just as effective.
What are the benefits of Teletherapy?
The #1 most obvious benefit of teletherapy is that it can be done anywhere your computer or smartphone is. It saves in gas money, travel time, and can give you access to specialists when you may not otherwise be able to leave your home…such as right now! Utilizing teletherapy can also help prevent other obstacles from interfering with your work on your goals – such as broken down vehicles or out of town business trips.
Does insurance cover Teletherapy?
YES! Due to statewide shutdowns and recommendations from the CDC for social distancing, most insurances are covering teletherapy services, and some are even waiving copays.
Is this even a good time to start therapy?
Therapy can be started easily through secure digital platforms and can give you the support and care you may need during this pandemic. Waiting until the pandemic is over may only further delay your future goals and further complicate the work you may need to do due to the strain you could be going through now.
Reach out to us to connect with therapist that will keep you moving in the right direction!