Due to COVID19 and the subsequent shelter in place in California, I am currently doing telehealth with all of my clients as of March 2020. As of June 15 2021, there are mask requirements for in-person sessions as well as verification of vaccination status for in-person sessions. Because I believe that I need to see clients faces in order to effectively provide psychotherapy and Brainspotting, I am continuing to provide telehealth-only services at this time.
All of my sessions are currently conducted over a secure video conferencing platform. I am currently using Zoom, as I’ve found that platform to have the best quality connection.
Though the experience of therapy is a different when meeting through a video conferencing platform, my clients who I have seen both in person and via telehealth have reported that they have not experienced a reduction in the quality of therapy or Brainspotting on telehealth vs in-person.
For telehealth, I schedule my sessions for 50 to 60 minutes. The extra 10 minutes is to allow time to deal with potential technological issues that inevitably occur some days.
I am continuing to follow the recommendations as shared by CAMFT (https://www.camft.org/covid19#7) to ensure that I am following all legal and ethical requirements as a healthcare provider.
If you have any questions about the telehealth process, we can have a conversation during a 15-minute phone consultation, which you can schedule below.