What is teletherapy?

At Pathways to Connection, teletherapy is a form of therapy that is done virtually over video. The therapist is able to meet you in the convenience of your own space and at times that work for you. Telehealth expands access to mental health for those who have difficult and busy schedules. When you meet with our therapists virtually we use a HIPAA compliant and secure platform through Simple Practice. This allows us to ensure your privacy is upheld and let you settle into the comfort of your session knowing that there is security on the other side. The ease of teletherapy is very convenient. How our platform works is you are emailed and/or texted (your choice) a link 24 hours prior to your appointment and when it comes time for your appointment, you simply click the link and it brings you to our HIPAA compliant and secure platform where your therapist will meet you at your scheduled time. There are features such as white boards and screen shares if there are visual components you would like to be a part of your process. All you have to do is ask your therapist to include these as part of your session.

Why teletherapy?

Teletherapy allows for people to prioritize their mental health with a busy schedule. There is a level of safety that is brought through telehealth as well. Allowing for you to be in the comfort of your own space and have access to the things that you need in order to build a connection with your therapist on a platform that allows you to open up and in ways that may not feel safe in person. There is a level of vulnerability and trust that can be established in a quicker way when you are in a familiar space and your therapist is able to meet you where you are at instead of you needing to travel to them.

Benefits of Teletherapy

Teletherapy can offer a wide range of benefits from making mental health care more accessible to being able to open up more willingly because there are less barriers and unknowns within the environment. Each person seeks and desires teletherapy for a myriad of reasons.

The ability to access your natural sense of safety by simply being able to stay in the comfort of what you know can give you the ability to build trust with your therapist much quicker and be able to manage your mental health in a much less stressful way.

“One of my favorite things about teletherapy is that I can be in my own bed with pajamas curled up in a blanket doing really intense work and there are no judgements from the outside world.”

The following is a list of benefits for teletherapy:

  • Accessibility
  • Flexibility
  • Safety
  • Comfort in own space as a therapeutic environment
  • Ability for Vulnerability
  • Creativity
  • Understanding at a Deeper Level
  • Access to more visual aids
  • No outside distractions
  • People(Children and adults) report high satisfaction in teletherapy
  • Sharing a different level of your world
  • More choice in the therapist that fits for you, you don’t have to live in the same town just Colorado

Each person chooses their preference of teletherapy or in person therapy for their own person reasons. If you choose to do therapy your way the outcomes remain the same. If time or accessibility has been something that has gotten in the way of you pursuing therapy before trying teletherapy could be the best solution for you. Contact us today and ask about getting set up for teletherapy so you can experience the benefits of trust, accessibility, safety, and connection.

“I love that I get to show you my room/toys/space.”

“I feel like I have been able to open up and share more with you quicker because it feels safer over a screen.”