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 Regroup 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 smart phone. 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, decreased stigma, and convenience. Furthermore, some clients may feel less inhibited and more comfortable if they have the option to receive TMH sessions. Contact Gramercy for a free 15-minute phone or live video consultation.
Explore Gramercy Psychological Services’ website for more information about Gramercy’s therapeutic approach.