Tele-Counseling (or Remote Counseling) refers to any type of psychological service performed over the internet or telephone. Such counseling is available for individuals (or couples) where in-person office visits are difficult to arrange due to travel issues, illness, debilitation, age, or health mandates which require people to shelter in place.
Tele-Counseling can be helpful to those where local therapeutic help is generally not available and travel distances can be daunting. Tele-Counseling is often less-expensive than in-person office visits. Additionally, more and more insurance companies are recognizing the need and helpfulness of tele-counseling for their plan customers. As such, tele-counseling is more widely available for filing for reimbursements or claims.
There are various avenues for a Tele-Counseling session. The three (3) that I use in my practice are ZOOM, SKYPE, and phone. ZOOM and SKYPE both are capable of providing video/audio sessions, and audio only sessions. Utilizing the phone (landline or mobile) is chiefly audio only, unless you have SKYPE or ZOOM installed on your smartphone (mobile).
Platforms supported include:
- Tablet (Android, iPad, Kindle)
- Mobile (Android or iPhone)
To learn more about ZOOM, follow this link –> ZOOM Info
To learn more about SKYPE, follow this link –> SKYPE Info
If you are interested in Tele-Counseling for yourself or others, please feel free to contact Helen to discuss the options that are available.
Helen Hill MA MFT
2211 Corinth Avenue, #203
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone / Text: 310-779-7795