Telehealth Therapy Maryland
Across the nation, many counseling services are offering telehealth therapy as a convenient therapy option for their patients. Whether you’re on the go or unable to make it to a face-to face therapy session, telehealth therapy makes it possible to receive the help you need regardless of your situation. If you can access the Internet or a phone, you can continue with counseling and therapy.
Why Telehealth Therapy is Important to You
There is no denying that the ongoing struggles our nation is facing with the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our daily life — including how we participate in counseling and therapy. Mandatory stay-at-home measures, essential vs non-essential workers, and quarantines policies can prevent many people from receiving the face-to-face Maryland mental health and substance abuse services they are accustomed to and truly need.
The good news is that telehealth therapy makes it possible for you to continue receiving the treatment from your own home or a location where you feel safe. You do not need to risk your health or the health of those you love in order to continue treatment and counseling in Maryland.
What is Telehealth Therapy?
Telehealth therapy basically refers to health-related services and information made available electronically through telecommunication tools. This can take many forms, including text, audio, video, and real-time time streaming appointments with providers. The technology may involve a combination of video conferencing, streaming media, wireless communications, and the internet.
Some people confuse the terms telehealth and telemedicine, but they are actually different. Telehealth provides a wider range of services that includes both your physical and mental health needs, while telemedicine focuses on more physical health issues and services.
Telehealth Therapy in Maryland
When it comes to therapy, Maryland telehealth typically involves streaming or telephone appointments with your counselor or therapist. Streaming appointments mean that you and the counselor can see each other, which may be a better option for some. Also, keep in mind that Maryland law requires teletherapy to be provided by a counselor licensed in the State of Maryland, and while the client does not have to be a resident of Maryland, they must physically be in the state to receive telehealth therapy from our therapists.
Is it Private?
Here at Congruent Counseling, we know that your privacy as it relates to counseling and therapy is very important. That is why we use the HIPAA-compliant portal provided by Zoom. This is different from the free publicly available Zoom that you or those you know have been using business or school. Using this particular portal means that your privacy is respected.
Telehealth Therapy and Insurance
Congruent Counseling Services offers therapy with most commercial insurances, but not all insurances cover teletherapy and telehealth. However, due to the complications posed by Covid-19, these types of restrictions are rapidly changing! That is exactly why you need to contact our office to find out what applies to your particular situation and what your treatment options are.
Contact Congruent Counseling Today
Due to the restrictions and dangers associated with Covid-19, Congruent Counseling is conducting all sessions via telehealth. This is to follow government mandates and to make sure that you and your loved ones are not exposed to the virus. Our telehealth therapy offerings include all types of counseling we offer in the Maryland area, as well as general mental health services, DBT programs, addiction recovery, and anger management.
If you have any questions, want to find out what your options are, or would like to set up a telehealth appointment, contact us today. We will be happy to work with you to provide the Maryland telehealth therapy that you need.