Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Online Therapy
Will my insurance cover online therapy?
With new developments regarding Covid-19 happening every day, the terms of insurance coverage for online therapy are also updating on an almost daily basis. At the same time, our clients need the support that therapy offers more than ever before, and one of the core beliefs of our practice is that we are responsible for one another. Therefore, as long as our physical office is closed, we are committed to having your out of pocket cost be the same for online therapy as it would be for in-person therapy sessions. What this means is that, if you generally have a $20 copay for therapy sessions, then that is all you will owe, regardless of whether your insurance covers the remainder.
Will it be complicated to get set up for online therapy? What about privacy concerns?
As a practice, we use doxy.me
for online therapy sessions. It is free, and as simple as clicking a link (which your provider will send you prior to your first session). Doxy.me is fully HIPAA compliant, meaning that your conversation with your therapist is 100% private and secure. No record of the conversation will be maintained by doxy.me
. In terms of privacy at home, this of course gets more involved. Many of our clients simply choose to say that they are Skyping with a friend, or on a work call.