Clearwater Psychiatry and Wellness – As Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, we see mental illnesses as diseases, not unlike diabetes, hypertension or asthma. Our practice focuses on science-based treatments and a balanced approach to mental health. We take a variety of insurance.
Is online counseling effective? This has been chronicled by a large body of research. They have found that there is no difference in the effectiveness of online versus traditional counseling methods. We have found that most clients prefer it as it allows them even greater schedule flexibility and the ability to do more vulnerable work […]
This varies by insurance plan. During the pandemic, most are allowing online counseling however it helps to check to make sure. You might want to call your insurance company to ask “is online counseling covered by insurance” and to encourage them to keep offering telehealth support as a covered option as an ongoing item. We […]
We offer online therapy in Texas and to every area where there is high-speed internet. This includes online counseling in Houston, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Denton, Waco, Galveston, Lubbock, San Marcos, New Braunfels, and any other city with broadband. Our services include online counseling for children, teens, adults, and […]
Due to licensure requirements in Texas, clinicians are not allowed to provide counseling over state lines. We do provide counseling to communities across Texas.
All of our counseling services are available through online counseling for ongoing therapy. You can also utilize One Session at a Time through telehealth.
The quality of online counseling as a method of healthcare delivery is confirmed by decades of research and demonstrations. Telehealth and online counseling has been found to be a safe, cost-effective and convenient way to provide healthcare services.
Having a good internet connection is ideal to get the best benefit from telehealth. Tips: Ideally, you should be near your router and be connected to the internet via a cable. Alternatively, if you have wifi, try to locate yourself near to your access point to increase your signal. You should also try to reduce […]
Yes, but only when conducted using an encrypted platform. We will be using Google Meet, which is encrypted and secure. Consumer apps like Facetime, Skype, and Zoom are not secure enough for video visits (they may offer HIPAA compliant versions). The counselor you are assigned to will help you set this up.
You will have to check with your insurance provider to see if they cover it or if there is a separate deductible.
If you are familiar with how to use a computer, phone, or tablet, then it should not be difficult to partake in a telehealth session, as it is similar to doing a video call. If you do not know how to do so, your counselor can assist you in setting everything up or a technology […]
No, you do not have to meet with your counselor in person prior to starting online counseling sessions. When you call to schedule a session, you can inform the scheduling coordinator that you would for the appointment to be online.