What is Telemental Health?

Telemental health (TMH) (a.k.a, telehealth, telemedicine, telepsych) is essentially live video therapy via video-conferencing – it’s like using Skype or FaceTime. Although some therapists offer therapy via Skype or FaceTime, it’s not adequate at securing your privacy and data. To address this, Gramercy offers live video therapy using Simple Practice and Spruce, HIPAA-compliant and encrypted platforms, to protect your privacy and security.

All that is required of you is your existing computer, tablet, or smartphone. You’ll have a link to get started—no logins, passwords, or hassle. You and your therapist will also be able to share videos, goal-tracking worksheets, and more from your screen to maintain top-quality care.

It is recommended that your TMH session is conducted in a quiet space with minimal distractions and it’s required that you are alone during the TMH session to ensure privacy and comfort when speaking with your provider.

Benefits of TMH include improved access to services (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), decreased stigma, and convenience. Furthermore, some clients may feel less inhibited and more comfortable if they have the option to receive TMH sessions.

Gramercy is accepting new clients for online/video therapy. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation here.

Explore Gramercy Psychological Services’ website for more information about Gramercy’s therapeutic approach.


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