What is telepsychology?
Telepsychology, or teletherapy, is the convenient, remote delivery of counseling services using live therapy with a psychologist. Modern technology allows you to engage in therapy from your own space. Research has shown that online counseling is just as effective as same-space therapy.
A teletherapy session makes it possible for you to get the support you need and experience the same benefit as same-location therapy. With Dr. Mazzei, you will receive the same level of care as you would see her in an office space. She can work with you to relieve anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and health concerns.
How does online counseling work?
During your online counseling session with Dr. Mazzei, you will communicate using a confidential and HIPAA compliant videoconference platform called TherapyNotes or Google Meet. You will be given a special meeting link prior to your session, which you use to connect with Dr. Mazzei at your scheduled time. You can use your computer, tablet or smartphone to access your telehealth session. Any therapeutic materials will be provided to you over a secure platform.
Is online therapy confidential?
Yes, teletherapy is HIPAA compliant and anything you share with Dr. Mazzei is confidential. Your personal information will be stored securely.
Will my insurance pay for teletherapy sessions?
Some insurance companies reimburse for teletherapy. Dr. Mazzei does not accept any insurance for Nevada teletherapy sessions; however, you can submit a superbill for possible reimbursement. Also, you can pay for sessions using your healthcare spending account or credit card. The convenience and time saved with online counseling often outweigh out-of-pocket costs.
Can I do teletherapy if I live in Knoxville or Nashville?
Yes, Dr. Mazzei is licensed as a psychologist and is practicing in Tennessee. 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 Knoxville, Nashville, or other cities in Tennessee 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