Teletherapy, also known as virtual therapy or online therapy, can be an accessible and convenient way to receive psychotherapy. It is a great alternative to face-to-face counseling when you are unable to travel to the session room. Clients have the option to enjoy the convenience of working on themselves in the comfort of their own homes or offices.
At myTherapyNYC, we use VSee for Teletherapy. VSee is a HIPAA-compliant telehealth app that is making telemedicine simple and secure for healthcare users around the world.
We treat online sessions the same way we do face-to-face sessions. We strive to create a safe space in which we can explore things together. If you are someone who is particularly sensitive about discussing issues, you could even turn your webcam off, so that you can see the counselor but not be seen.
Teletherapy can be conducted from anywhere in the world. All you need is access to the internet. You can use your computer, phone, iPad, or any other tablet-enabled device.
VSee is easy to set up and most importantly the service is free. Just go to Vsee’s website and download and install the app on your computer (e.g PC or Mac), and follow their simple instructions. Most laptops have a built in videocam and mic, which makes it very easy. If your computer does not have this, you can buy a very inexpensive videocam that connects via the USB port.