Our Response To The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
During these unique times, our team of therapists is prepared to support your wherever you are. Empowered therapy offers several telehealth counseling options.
We are all stuck at home but we can reach you and support you from anywhere. You can now gain access to a professional licensed therapist from the comfort of your own home with “Telehealth.” Empowered Therapy offers telemental health using a secure, HIPPA compliant platform. All you need is a computer with a camera, and a strong Internet connection.
Telehealth is ideal for individuals seeking to supplement their in-office visits. Telehealth is a great option for people who find it hard to attend in person sessions. They might have childcare conflicts, busy work schedules, or find the commute to the office too difficult.
*Online sessions are available to all Illinois residents and are covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield*
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth includes many different technologies that all help practitioners communicate with their patients. Often referred to as “telehealth,” the term has adopted many names. Other names used might be, “telemental health” “telepsychology” or “telepractice.” Each term refers to the same thing. They all provide psychology remotely, through telephone, email, or videoconference. This technology provides accessible healthcare to clients who have difficulty reaching the office. Telepractice helps patients who have trouble getting to the office due to illness or mobility issues. Or those who want to break up their in-office visits and receive help from their own home. This form of healthcare also helps those who live in rural areas.
Telehealth allows for near instant psychological help when needed.
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We are all experiencing this pandemic differently, but finding ways to cope can help us move through it. We are here to support you through this!
Why use Telehealth?
Counseling and Support At Home
How does it work?
Telehealth is fast, easy, and convenient. All you need is a strong Internet connection, a laptop with a camera and microphone, and yourself. The rest is up to you and your therapist. Empowered Therapy is happy to answer any questions you might have about receiving Telehealth therapy. Please contact us below to find out more!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is virtual counseling sessions covered by insurance?
During this time of crisis, most insurance plans have extended their telemedicine coverage to allow mental healthcare at home. We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield. Call or contact us today to find out if your plan covers your online counseling sessions.
What types of technology will be used? Will it be too hard for me to figure out?
Telehealth is really quite simple. The only technology that will be used during a telehealth session will be a computer with a built-in microphone, camera, and the secure HIPAA-compliant platform to communicate efficiently while preserving the patient’s full safety and privacy of information. Asking for help is always a good idea. If you are having trouble or are unsure of how to use the platform or your computer, do not worry. We are here for you. Just ask us and one of our staff will happily assist you.
Is telehealth new? How can I be sure I’m getting the best care?
Though these are unique times, Empowered Therapy has been offering tehealth as an option to our patients for over two years. We are experienced in the practice and know how to adapt our care to ensure our clients feel comfortable with an alternative method of communication.
How safe is my conversation through the internet? I’m worried about my privacy.
As licensed therapists, we understand and respect your privacy and your health above all else, which is why we have implemented a software that is completely safe and secure and follows HIPAA rules, regulations, and compliance. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by Congress in 1996 to reduce healthcare fraud and abuse. The Privacy Rule and the Security Rule within HIPAA exist to provide protection and secure handling of specific patient health information and is directly relevant to telehealth. We take your health and your privacy very seriously. The same requirements for patient privacy and confidentiality that apply for in-person visits apply to visits conducted over video. The provider has the identical responsibility to protect patient information. The storage of electronic files, video, and images is approached with the same caution as one would take with physical documents. Telehealth is extremely safe, secure, and protected.
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