Dr. Mazzei is an Illinois Psychologist and understands that your time is precious. Your work and life demands may prevent you from devoting time to coming into a counseling office. Fortunately, teletherapy provides you an effective way to receive online psychological help. Dr. Mazzei offers convenient and confidential online therapy that can be utilized from the comfort of your own space. Teletherapy, also known as telepsychology or online counseling, allows you to receive mental health services with convenience in mind.

Teletherapy can be especially beneficial for those in the following situations:

  • Have inflexible work hours or travel frequently
  • Prefer therapy in your own space
  • Dealing with a physical disability or injury
  • Suffer from agoraphobia or social anxiety
  • Have family responsibilities that limit your schedule
  • Concerned about safety issues going into a healthcare setting
  • Unable drive to a counseling practice due to commuting limitations
  • Reside in a rural town with few psychologists available

Why should I do teletherapy?

Teletherapy provides a convenient way to engage in counseling without having to take time out of your schedule to travel. Advances in video technology have facilitated the ease of use of telepsychology. In fact, many studies have demonstrated that online psychological help is as effective as going into an office for counseling. Dr. Mazzei can address the same mental health concerns as same location therapy, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and health concerns.

How does teletherapy work?

Teletherapy utilizes a confidential and HIPAA compliant videoconference platform called TherapyNotes or Google Meet. You will connect with Dr. Mazzei using one of these platforms from your own computer. She can easily provide you with any therapeutic materials over a secure connection.

How confidential is online therapy?

Teletherapy services are HIPAA compliant and are confidential. Dr. Mazzei utilizes video platforms that protect your personal information.

Will my insurance pay for teletherapy sessions?

Insurance companies increasingly recognize the benefit and importance of teletherapy. Many insurance companies reimburse for these counseling sessions. Dr. Mazzei does not accept any insurance for Illinois teletherapy sessions; however, you can submit a bill for reimbursement or use your healthcare spending account. For many, the convenience of the counseling makes-up for the self-pay fees.

Can I do teletherapy if I live in Chicago?

Yes, Dr. Mazzei is licensed as a psychologist in Illinois. When conducting teletherapy, most states require that the psychologist be licensed in the state in which the patient resides. Thus, she can provide therapy to anyone living in Chicago or other cities in Illinois via online counseling.

How do I start therapy?

The best place to start is by speaking to our staff, who can discuss how teletherapy might benefit you, answer any questions about the process, and schedule a confidential appointment with Dr. Mazzei. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an initial consultation, please call or contact us today. You can reach us at (480) 448-6755