During this trying time, I remain open and am accepting new patients using a HIPAA-compliant Telehealth platform. I understand the increased stress and difficulty of this time and am here to offer my support.
Offering Laguna Beach Psychological Services Online Using Telehealth Platform
I chose to create a private practice solely using Telehealth Services for Laguna Beach residents to treat a range of psychological disorders. I strive to provide quality care for people who may have a difficult time finding help for a variety of reasons, such as having limited access to resources in your area, having a hard time finding a provider you trust close by, having a physical limitation that makes it challenging to attend sessions in person, etc. Whatever your reason, Telehealth allows therapy to come to you. By offering this service, my goal is to provide you with a secure atmosphere to work through any issues you may be struggling with from the comfort of your own home.
How Does Telehealth Psychology Work?
The first step is to contact me so we can have a conversation to discuss your goals and ensure Telehealth is a good fit for you. This also allows you to ask me any questions you may have, so that you can make a decision about whether you want to work with me. If you decide to schedule an appointment, I will ask you to complete some consent forms electronically. Then, you can follow these simple steps to begin our work together.
Privacy and Use of Technology
Always ensure you are in a private location with internet access before starting a Telehealth session. You will also need a device that has camera and microphone capability, which includes most smart phones, tablets, iPads, and computers. I use a HIPAA compliant Telehealth program to maintain confidentiality during sessions.
Prior to each session, I will email you a secure link so you can join our session. You will not need to purchase any software or apps. Our first session will be a diagnostic intake evaluation so that I can get a better understanding of your symptoms and history. After our intake session, we will begin therapy based on a treatment plan I will create that is custom tailored to fit your needs.
There is always the possibility of encountering technological issues with Telehealth Services. We will come up with a plan together prior to beginning treatment to limit these potential disruptions. If you have any concerns about your ability to use technology, please know that I will be here each step of the way to get you started and am always happy to answer any questions you may have.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination."