With the mandate for social distancing and now sheltering-in-place to combat a new enemy, the coronovirus-2019, many have been asking "does this mean I have to stop or pause my therapy counseling sessions?"
I am excited to share that I am now able to do telehealth online via a HIPPA compliant and secure web based system. There is no cost to you nor software to download. BCBS, Blue Choice, Planned Administrators, PEBA - The State Health Plan, and the Federal Employee Program has just approved telehealth for approved providers. So the continuity of meeting with Dr. Trey can continue from your home.
Bascis for Telehealth
We recommend a few things when doing telehealth to make your experience much like in the office:
1) Find a private or quiet location and tell your family to give you this time without interruption. This is vital. Make sure children and other family understaand how important this is for you.
2) Use a pair of headphones or earphones plugged into your computer or bluetooth headphones if using an ipad or iphone. This will help with privacy but also make it much easier to hear.
3) Be still. I know this might sound funny, but movement and video sessions do not mix well. Find a comfortable place, even in your car in the driveway is a perfect place.
4) If using your computer make sure you have adequate lighting. Position your ipad, iphone, or computer in such a way that your face is viewable. Typically you will be 18 inches away from the camera. Try to sit rather than stand.
5) Check out the Telehealth page to find out how to login and continue to receive personalized quality pastoral counseling/therapy with Dr. Trey.