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Sharmaine D. Barnes 
LMFT #80569
Ph: (209) 475-8428
Fax: (209) 475-8479
2431 W March Lane
Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95207

 
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Teletherapy

What is Teletherapy?

Teletherapy is online therapy.  It is known by many names, including online therapy, distance therapy, e-therapy, Internet therapy, web therapy, and more.  Teletherapy is a relatively new development in mental health in which a therapist provides psychotherapy services and support over the Internet.  My Teletherapy practice utilizes Vsee which is a secured HIPPA compliant videoconferencing platform which allows my clients to receive counseling via video, email or chat.  

Benefits of Teletherapy

  • It's convenient and allows for more flexible scheduling. Since you will be attending therapy sessions online in the comfort of your own home, you can often schedule your sessions for times that are the most convenient for you.

  • It helps eliminate the fear of someone seeing you coming or going into a therapist's office.

  • It lessens the anxiety associated with the notion of coming face-to-face with strangers--even mental health professionals.

Disadvantages of Teletherapy

  • Technological glitches such as inconsistency in internet connection strength or problems with the video chat platform. Understandably, frozen screens, echoing, low-resolution video feeds, and dropped calls are not conducive to the therapeutic experience. Internet strength, weather, and other variables all play a role in disruptions, and this is undeniably a con on both sides.

  • Teletherapy can be useful for a variety of situations, but not when it comes to more serious psychiatric illnesses that require close and direct treatment.

  • It is also not appropriate for people with complicated or detailed problems. The scope of-services tends to be limited, so it is rarely effective in more complex situations.

 

My link for Telehealth services: https://vsee.com/s/59e6aa42c4f7a

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