Online Therapy

HIPAA-Compliant Sessions via Simple Practice

Simple Practice is a HIPAA-compliant plat form that uses video and audio technology through webcams on your device and mine to connect us securely.

The benefits of tele-therapy include that convenience of location, wait time, times, and accessibility which allows for better continuity of care. In addition, teletherapy allows for greater accessibility to services for clients and limited mobility or with lack of transportation. Tele-therapy can also allow for couple for families to meet when in different locations.

The information disclosed within sessions and the written records pertaining to those sessions are confidential and may not be revealed to anyone outside of my Supervisor without written permission, except where disclosure is required by law. Any session may be recorded for research and continuity of care that will be shared with my supervisor for certification in Play Therapy, but will be communicated prior to the session. 

The Day of the Call

Using a desktop or laptop computer

If you plan to use a desktop or laptop, there is nothing to download prior to your appointment. Here are the steps to join:

  • Approximately 10 minutes before your appointment, you'll receive an email appointment reminder. Please note that the exact time you receive the reminder may vary based on your cell phone carrier.
    • Note: If you have already consented to receiving text and/or email reminders, you will continue to receive them for Telehealth appointments as well. For new clients, make sure you have provided your email and or mobile phone number so that I can enable email or text reminders.
  • Click the unique link embedded in the reminder. You may have to copy and paste the link into your web browser if clicking the link does not work. Your video call screen will now open in a new tab.
  • If I have already joined the call, you will see my face on the screen. If I have not, you will see yourself, as shown below.

video-conference

  • You will also see the Welcome prompt. Click Play test sound to test the your camera and microphone settings.
  • When you are ready, click Join Video Call. This will take you straight into the video call.


Using a smartphone or tablet

If you plan to use a mobile device, here are the steps to join:

  • Download Telehealth App by SimplePractice (for iOS or Android) in the app store. Approximately 10 minutes before your appointment, you should receive an email appointment reminder. 
  • Open the reminder email on your device and click the unique link. This will open the Telehealth App by SimplePractice.
  • If I have already joined the call, you will see my face on the screen. If I have not, you will see yourself.
  • When you are ready, click Join Video Call. This will take you straight into the video call.

Note: There may be a slight delay for me to join the appointment if I am finishing with a previous appointment. Please be patient and I will join momentarily.

This web page has FAQ’s on how to use Simple Practice Telehealth

https://support.simplepractice.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003183011-Telehealth-FAQs-for-clients

Contact Me

Location

Availability

Primary

Monday:

Open Client Booking Single Session Solution Focused Brief Therapy in Person

Tuesday:

Via Telehealth

Wednesday:

Open Client Booking via Telehealth

Thursday:

Via Telehealth

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed