Are you interested in mental health therapy services, but don’t know how you can fit it in to your busy schedule? Or maybe lack of child care or transportation limits you from seeking services? Online counseling is a great solution to these problems.
At our practice Alison Pidgeon, LPC provides online counseling through a confidential, HIPAA secure website called www.breakthrough.com. They use a program that is easy to download called VSee which provides the technology to conduct the session (similar to Skype or FaceTime).
There have been several studies which have shown that online counseling is just as or more effective as compared to face to face counseling. You can read more about the studies here.
While more and more insurance companies are recognizing online therapy and covering the cost, it is still best to ask your insurance company if this is covered under your benefit plan. On the claim form that gets submitted to the insurance companies we use the modifier “GT” to denote it was a session conducted online. If it is not covered by insurance self pay is always an option.
We are excited about the prospect of incorporating more online therapy sessions into our private practice. We think it will revolutionize the way people access services and is a “win-win” for both the counselor and the client.
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. We can provide online mental health therapy to anyone living in the state of Pennsylvania.