Telehealth Counseling Services
Telehealth is a form of video conferencing which allows therapists to provide mental health services to patients when they can’t be seen in the office. The concept of Telehealth has been gaining in popularity in recent years and has now become a mainstream way of delivering safe and effective mental health and medical treatment.
At Olney Counseling, we use our in house Electronic Medical Software Patient Portal for our Telehealth visits which meets the highest level of privacy and HIPAA standards. All a patient needs is a working computer, phone, or ipad, and a private place (a private room at home or office setting) where they feel comfortable speaking with a counselor. Once an appointment is scheduled, patients will receive specific instructions via email. At Olney Counseling, we know that Telehealth Counseling is a new concept, and we will ensure that you have everything you need for your first appointment. If you need additional assistance, we are available to help you with the set-up. Our goal is to make this process as simple and stress free as possible.
TeleHealth appointments are subject to the same strict HIPAA and privacy standards as in-person sessions, as well as:
- Use secure technology
- Keeps your personal health information private
- Covered by most insurance plans
Our therapists work with Medicare and BCBS insurance plans to ensure you can get access to the care you need.
Surveyed patients who have used Telehealth for their mental health counseling say it is:
- Easy to use
Research shows that Telehealth services are as effective as in-person appointments when it comes to treating mental illness. Some people find that Telehealth allows them to attend appointments more regularly because it removes the commute time involved in going to and from the sessions.
Contact us today to begin your journey with Olney Counseling.
Kim Wells, LCSW-C, Board Certified Clinical Supervisor, discusses how Olney Counseling transitioned to Telehealth, the benefits of using the technology and how the pandemic has affected the mental health industry.