We are now offering teletherapy sessions to residents of Virginia!
With advances in modern technology, you can now see one of our therapists from the comfort of your home. Our licensed clinical psychologists are able to provide therapy to you in the same way we would if you were here in our offices.
How does teletherapy work?
Teletherapy works very similarly to Skype or Facetime. We use a platform called Telehealth by SimplePractice. There’s an app you can download or you can access the platform through your computer as well. Telehealth by SimplePractice is HIPAA compliant to ensure that our sessions are safe, secure, private, and confidential!
Pros & Cons
- Increased convenience. There is no need to beat traffic and pay for parking and/or a metro ride which saves time and money!
- Flexibility in scheduling. You’re not confined to only after work hours as long as you can find a comfortable, private place to hold the teletherapy session. This may also help to decrease missed visits because it can be easier for the clinician to reschedule appointments.
- Be in the comfort of your own home. Doing teletherapy from your home allows you to be a familiar, safe environment.
The cons of teletherapy can be that the connection might be poor from time to time if you don’t have great internet signal strength. You’ll also need to ensure you have privacy within your home to conduct the teletherapy sessions.
Our standard session rates apply. We don’t work directly with insurance companies, but you can submit your receipts to your insurance company if you have out-of-network benefits. They’ll apply your session fees towards your out-of-network deductible and once that deductible is met, they’ll send you a check directly for whatever amount they agree to pay. Our providers charge $200 for a 60 minute intake and $185 for 45 minute follow-up sessions.
Staff Providing Teletherapy
Currently we have five staff members conducting teletherapy sessions:
Amanda Skowron, Psy.D.
Thanjina Ahmed, Psy.D.
Abby Brown, Ph.D.
Joanna Chango-James, Ph.D. (beginning mid-October)
Annyck Besso, RD
Please contact us today to schedule your teletherapy sessions with our providers!