Online Therapy “Telehealth”

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Move Forward Counseling LLC has been providing online therapy services or “telehealth” since 2015. In light of recent events with the impact of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 we are finding that online therapy services are not only more important, but more accessible than ever in the comfort and safety of your own home.

How Does Telehealth Work?

At Move Forward Counseling, all of our clinicians provide high quality online counseling through a confidential, HIPAA secure platform that is integrated into our Electronic Health Record called Theranest. This software is easy to use, does not require any downloads, and provides the platform to conduct the session (similar to Skype or FaceTime, but with more security). 

While receiving therapy services on an online platform may be new and may cause some feelings of uncertainty for our clients, we think online counseling will revolutionize the way people access services and is an overall “win-win” for both the therapist and the client. We are excited that the insurance companies we work with are recognizing how important online therapy is to increase access to mental health care and are now covering these sessions.

Benefits of Telehealth 

Fortunately, insurance companies are also recognizing the need for telehealth services and have approved this as part of their benefit plans. All of the insurances we are in-network with at Move Forward Counseling will pay for telehealth the same as they will pay for a therapy session that happens in the office. Some plans are even waiving co-pays for telehealth for the time being. 

Telehealth is a great option for many clients who aren’t sure how they will fit therapy sessions into their busy schedule. Whether it be a demanding job, lack of childcare, or a long drive to our offices, telehealth is oftentimes the more convenient option. We are finding that more clients than ever are exploring therapy and finding success due to both the increased stressors of the pandemic along with the flexibility telehealth brings to the table. 

Is Telehealth Effective?

We have found that our clients have continued success utilizing telehealth services just as they would with in person sessions. Our therapists are committed to providing high quality services with additional considerations to walking each client through any questions pertaining to telehealth technology.  Research has found that telehealth sessions are just as effective as in-person sessions.

Online Therapy for Women

At Move Forward Counseling, we specialize in women’s issues. That means we are the premier provider of mental health services for women in the state of Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves on making the process of starting and attending therapy as easy as possible for our clients. We employ licensed therapists who are experts in their specific area to help you feel better as effectively as possible.

Our Specialties

Some of our specialty areas include: pregnancy/postpartum mental health, anxiety, depression, teenagers, and trauma therapy.

Online Therapy for Pregnancy/Postpartum Mental Health Issues

New moms appreciate the convenience of not having to travel to an office to see their therapist. Pregnant moms already have many doctor’s appointments to attend and enjoy not having to leave the house to go to one more place. Many of our licensed therapists have specialized training from Postpartum Support International about the specific needs and types of therapy that are most effective for pregnant and postpartum moms.

Online Therapy for Anxiety

Whether you are struggling with generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, or panic attacks, we have a licensed therapist who specializes in treating these issues. Many people are experiencing anxiety due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and needs some extra support to figure out how to cope with the uncertainty.

Online Therapy for Depression

When you feel depressed it can feel like a struggle to do anything. Fortunately, accessing therapy online is one less barrier to receiving treatment. Many of our licensed therapists are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is one of the best treatments for depression.

Online Therapy for Teenagers

Your teenager is not handling all of the changes well with COVID-19 and the social isolation and various disappointments it brings. If this sounds like your child, online therapy can help. We have therapists who specialize in treating teens and know how to relate to them so they can benefit from therapy.

Online Therapy for Trauma

We have licensed therapists who specialize in trauma treatment and EMDR. We have been able to translate EMDR treatment to online therapy using special software and other tools. We are able to treat trauma in all forms, including PTSD.

Online Therapy in Pennsylvania

Interested in seeing what online therapy has to offer you? Give us a call today to see if our services are a good fit for you. All of our therapists hold licenses to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. We can easily walk you through the process of how to get started and can provide online mental health therapy to anyone living in the state of Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Johnstown, State College, Williamsport, Erie, York, Harrisburg, Scranton, and Allentown.

 

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