What Is Telepsychology?

There are many treatment options for mental health symptoms and disorders in Texas. However, a new form of treatment is telepsychology, also known as tele mental health. Leading the way in the application of telepsychology is Mindset Therapy, PLLC. Mindset Therapy provides mental health treatment for a digital world in which goods and services are delivered to you. With telepsychology, using the internet and video teleconferencing, you attend your mental health appointment from a location that is most convenient for you. There is no longer a requirement to go into a therapist’s office. Telepsychology has been shown to provide outcomes equivalent to that found with more traditional therapy. By choosing telepsychology, you are receiving the same excellent care you would expect from in-person appointments. Telepsychology is focused on making mental health services convenient to receive. The need for travel to/from your appointment is removed, allowing you to only set aside the hour for your appointment and nothing more. This allows you to attend your appointment for your office during your lunch break, at home while the kids are napping, or when you have a break in your schedule. Additionally, because Mindset Therapy cansee adults across the state of Texas, the absence of quality mental health care in your community is no longer an obstacle. Mindset Therapy provides virtual house calls by your therapist and is for those who value time and comfort.

About Telepsychology Texas

Mindset Therapy provides mental health services by a licensed psychologist to all eligible adults in the State of Texas. During an initial consultation call, your therapist will discusswhether telepsychology is the right choice for you. Telepsychology is best for those that feel comfortable with technology and have a computer, tablet, or smartphone that can support the video teleconferencing bandwidth. While the appointment can be conducted over the phone when the internet is down, to preserve the patient-therapist relationship and the value in seeing each other, sessions are conducted via video.

How Does It Work?

At the treatment level, appointments conducted via telepsychology are very similar to those conducted more traditionally in an office. Your therapist is a licensed clinical psychologist who has obtained a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an accredited school. The treatment techniques used in your video appointment are the same ones that would be used in the office. The only difference is that you will be attending a virtual appointment. The appointment will be face-to-face with your therapist, via video teleconferencing. When you schedule your first appointment through the online portal, you will be emailed a link to use during your appointment. The software used is encrypted and HIPAA compliant. The video sessions are not recorded and the link provided is for that one appointment. For subsequent appointments you will be given a new link. During the appointment, your therapist will discuss your treatment goals and what to expect with video teleconferencing. Your therapist will also ensure you have a plan for emergencies due to the therapist not being located in your same town. If video services are not working for an appointment, your therapist will contact you via phone to complete the appointment or reschedule.