In accordance with recommendations made by public health authorities to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the health of our clients, we are providing services remotely (telepsychology). Telepsychology is available by voice (telephone) or various online video platforms.
We welcome new clients using this modality. We have provided psychotherapy via phone/internet quite frequently over the last several years in a variety of circumstances and find that for the most part it does not differ much from in person sessions even though for many, including ourselves, in person is preferred. It is worth noting that there is a substantial amount of research backing up the efficacy of using CBT via remote methods (phone, internet).
For more information, see this recent article on the move to telepsychology as a result of the pandemic (which in the end may be a good thing for many clients who prefer this method): LINK. Another good article describes the success of online therapy: LINK
One of the major advantages of telepsychology, in addition to the convenience, is that clients can choose among the best trained therapists to assist with their problems without geographic limitations. For example, if someone wanted to work with one of us in the past it was necessary for him or her to be within commuting distance of our office. That is no longer necessary and thus clients can choose a provider based upon competence rather than geographical location.