I offer telehealth and distance coaching, as both a primary method of service and on an “as needed” basis.
While meeting in person is often a preferred method of connecting, there are situations when this option is not possible or preferable. The circumstance could be that the client:
- lives or works a distance from my office
- needs a crisis or support phone call between regularly scheduled in-person sessions
- has transportation, childcare, privacy, safety, accessibility and/or physical challenges
- is out of town or in the hospital
- has travel challenges because of inclement weather
I have a number of clients who connect with me using phone or video because they permanently or temporarily live or work outside of the country.
Confidentiality and visual telecommunications
Your confidentiality and privacy are very important to me. For my coaching and consultation visual telecommunications services, I have developed extensive confidentiality policies, emergency emotional and self-care procedures, and a specific consent form. These policies and procedures are guided by (and exceed) the HIPPA and HITECH privacy rules and standards for telecommunications.
Clients who prefer visual telecommunications have the option to use Skype or FaceTime. However, neither of these forms is a guaranteed format for client confidentiality. Therefore, I also offer two additional options for an extra level of confidentiality protection: a privacy-protected format called Doxy.me or a private-protected personalized client portal through SimplePractice. Both formats are HIPPA and HITECH protected.
We will review the different options of communication and my telecommunication policies and procedures during your free 30-minute phone consultation appointment.
Contact for more information and to schedule your free 30-minute phone consultation.