Get help from the comfort of your home!
You're busy and therapy is important, but it's not the only important thing you have going on in your life. Online therapy takes less time overall, allowing you to spend more time on what matters the most.
Online therapy allows you to skip traffic, stay safe in poor weather conditions, and easily access your appointments when plans change. It also means that you can take less time away from other responsibilities - work, school, childcare - while still getting the help you deserve.
Contact us to learn more about Telehealth. We're happy to answer any questions and help you get started!
What is online therapy?
Online therapy - commonly referred to as Telehealth, Teletherapy, online counseling, virtual therapy or video therapy - is a psychotherapy service that is facilitated through the use of technology. It's fairly similar to Zoom or FaceTime, except your therapist uses a secure, encrypted web-based platform, with a ‘virtual office’ accessible only to you and your therapist.
Is online therapy comparable to in-office therapy?
Yes! You will receive the same care as you would coming to the office and we do the same therapeutic work. In fact, some individuals feel more at ease attending their sessions from the comfort of their home, allowing their sessions to feel more engaging and enjoyable.
Studies show that online counseling is as effective as face-to-face therapy at an office, and there are many benefits of attending online therapy vs. traditional in-person therapy. Click here to learn more about the potential benefits of online treatment.
While we love virtual therapy, that doesn't mean you have to. If you are looking for an in-person therapist to meet with at an office setting, we are not able to provide this service for you. However, there are plenty of other fantastic therapists that are willing to meet with you in an office space, you just won't find one here.
If you are unsure as to whether you might like Telehealth, feel free to reach out for a free video consultation. This allows you get a feel for meeting with your counselor online and to determine if you are a good fit for one another.
Wondering if Telehealth is the right fit for you? Click here for insight on a few points to consider before signing up for video therapy.
What are the technological requirements for online therapy?
Online therapy is simple! All you need is an electronic device - phone, computer or tablet - with a built-in webcam, speakers and microphone, and high speed internet connection.
How do I access my online session?
Accessing your online session is easy! Just log in to your secure TheraPlatform account and click "Join Scheduled Session" to meet with your counselor online.
*You will be provided with more information regarding your account when you schedule an initial session.
Who can attend an online therapy session?
We welcome teens and adults ages 12+ to meet with us online.
Our Telehealth services are offered statewide, so anyone in Minnesota can meet with one of our counselors.
*Please note that at this time, our counselors can only provide online therapy to clients located in Minnesota at the time of their appointment.
If you are ready to take the next step, we invite you to connect with us. Our counselors offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation so you can get a feel for whether we are a good fit for your unique needs.
If you’re interested in learning more, contact us. We'd love to help you get started!