Lights, Camera, Telehealth
I plan to continue using telehealth indefinitely with clients who choose to. Since we had a lot of connection glitches with the system I had been using, I switched. I am now using zoom. They have upgraded their security and their network; it isn't perfect, but it seems to work well. You will be prompted to download an app. It's free. And it's thoroughly tested.
Here are some guidelines for using telehealth:
You will want to find a place where you can have the session with the privacy you need to talk about all the things you would in my office.
Remember that sometimes you will have emotional responses to the therapy work you do; make it as comfortable a place as you can and you may want to bring tissues.
Please do not try to have a session from your favorite coffee shop.
You will need to have a device to connect: a smart phone, a tablet, or a computer with a microphone/headset and a camera.
If you use a phone to connect, please find a stable place to put it or use a stand; you may want to use your hands for other purposes.
Most laptops work well; an inexpensive headset with microphone usually improves the audio considerably.
You will need an internet connection; a data connection on a smart phone works though you may be paying data charges.
And that is the same link you use to connect when you are ready for the session.
That's really all there is to it.
May you be peaceful, healthy, happy, and joyful. Allen