Help is available when you need and where you need it!
Reasons tele-health may be a good fit for you:
including access, costs for transit and/or parking, vehicle dependability
available when you are available—even during lunch hour
including childcare, partner care, and eldercare
including physical limitations, mental health limitations
asking for time off work can be a challenge
therapy is delivered in the comfort of your home – when and where you need it
weather is either unpredictable — who wants to commute
no waiting room encounters
ideal for victims of intimate partner violence or other safety concerns
Why online therapy with Alexis?
I have been practicing in the mental health and human service field for over 10 years. I have working a mental health clinician in Florida for over 7 years in various roles throughout Duval County.
I am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider, to earn this credential I was required to complete continuing education training hours and certify experience providing telemental health services.
All clients gain access to a online client portal. In this portal, clients are able to send HIPAA secure messages, electronically sign documents, schedule sessions, and engage in video and phone appointments.
The portal is a great tool. After most sessions you can expect to receive reading material, clinical questionnaires, homework assignments, and other material that is catered to your personal therapy journey.
When tele-health is not appropriate
Despite the benefits of utilizing tele-health, there are certain situations when tele-health may not be appropriate, these include:
- Complex mental health diagnoses; i.e., visual and/or auditory hallucinations, active substance use, recent suicidal or homicidal thoughts
- Those 12 years old or younger
- Those with poor Internet connection
Shifting the therapy session to a client’s space makes therapy portable, accessible, confidential, and comfortable. In turn, clients often report feeling more at ease, less stressed, and more apt to open up and, in turn, therapy is more effective. The benefits far outweigh any concerns for most clients, as accessibility to care drastically increases and cancellations drastically decrease. Therapy is delivered in the comfort of your home – when and where you need it.
Can I afford these services?
By offering telemental health services I can offer rates that can help therapy become more accessible and affordable.
Some insurance plans will cover the cost of telehealth services. If you are uninsured, no problem.