Why would I choose teletherapy?
The most common reasons people chose teletherapy are for convenience and to address mental health issues in the comfort of their home. Telepsychology is becoming increasingly more popular. Most all psychological treatments can be tailored for virtual therapy. Research has shown receiving psychological help online is effective as same location counseling.
How is teletherapy conducted?
Teletherapy is conducted using a confidential and HIPAA compliant software, such as TherapyNotes or Google Meet. You will need a computer with video and audio capability so that you and your therapist can see and hear each other. Teletherapy sessions typically last 40-60 minutes. Any handouts or materials will be provided to you over a secure connection.
Is online therapy confidential?
Yes, teletherapy services are fully HIPAA compliant and confidential. Sessions will not be recorded unless specifically requested by you.
Are teletherapy sessions covered by insurance?
Some insurance companies reimburse for teletherapy sessions. Dr. Mazzei’s staff can help determine if your insurance will pay for these sessions. Otherwise, you can pay for sessions by self-pay, including a healthcare spending account. For some, the convenience of the sessions makes-up for the cost.
I live in Arizona, Illinois or Tennessee. Can I do teletherapy?
Yes, Dr. Mazzei is licensed as a psychologist and practices in Arizona, Illinois, and 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 Arizona, Illinois, and Tennessee via online counseling.
How do I get started?
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