Advantages of Using Teletherapy Services
Saves You Time
As a client, telehealth appointments save you both time and gasoline since you do not need to travel to and from an office.
Extends Access for Care
Another great benefit of telehealth is that you can have an appointment with a provider you prefer, even if they are not located locally. Saint Sophie's, for instance, is licensed to treat patients in all of North Dakota and Minnesota, although our physical location is in Fargo, ND.
Maintains a Comfortable Familiar Environment
Telehealth allows counselors and psychiatrists to diagnose and treat patients virtually in the comfort of their own homes. This benefit is precious if you are medically homebound or do not have transportation. In most cases, clients are more comfortable talking with their counselor or psychiatrist in their home than in an office.
Monitors in Real-Time
When therapy occurs in real-time, it's much more effective. For example, your therapist can understand your body language and expressions.
All telemedicine/teletherapy platforms must follow privacy rules and be HIPAA compliant.
Mental Health Conditions That Can Be Treated Using Teletherapy
Saint Sophie's can treat a variety of mental health conditions by using teletherapy, such as:
- Acute stress
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Speech-language issues
- Body image issues
- Smoking cessation