Telemental Health Counseling


What is Telemental Health Counseling?

Telemental health counseling includes any counseling/psychotherapy services conducted by means other than in-person sessions.

I will conduct an initial assessment with you to determine whether your needs can be appropriately addressed through telemental health counseling. If it is appropriate and you elect to engage in telemental health counseling services, you have the choice to use this exclusively or incorporate a combination of in-person sessions with telemental health sessions.


Structure of Sessions: Video Conferencing

The primary method of telemental health counseling sessions I use is through synchronous (in real time) video conferencing using VSee Messenger, a HIPAA-compliant secure video conferencing software with military-grade 256-bit AES encryption.

Phone counseling is primarily used as a back up method of telemental health counseling in the case of technological issues that prevent the use of video conferencing.


    Physical location for sessions:

    You must be physically located within the states of Oregon or Washington for all telemental health counseling sessions, as I hold licenses in both states. Other states and international locations differ regarding the laws and regulations for telemental health counseling. If you are interested in accessing these services while you are located in another state or outside the U.S., I am happy to research the laws and regulations to determine whether I am able to provide these services to you. Please contact me for more information. 


    Other forms of Telemental Health Counseling:  At this time I do not offer any other forms of telemental health counseling as the primary form of contact, including:

    • Phone
    • Email
    • Chat