Now Offering Tele-Therapy Sessions
Lisa Eaton, MSW, LCSW, CADC, now offers Virtual Therapy Sessions, also known as Tele-Therapy sessions, for Illinois residents. Phone or video sessions are available. Tele-Therapy Sessions are a great option for those clients who struggle to make it in for regular office appointments, due to busy work schedules, commuting times, frequent business traveling, weather conditions, parenting demands, or health issues. Imagine receiving the benefits of regular therapy support from the comfort of your own home! Tele-Therapy allows the client to avoid taking time off of work for appointments, finding childcare, commuting to the office, and waiting in waiting rooms.
Lisa structures her Tele-Therapy sessions in the same way she structures her in-person sessions. For example, during a Tele-Therapy session, Lisa explores a client’s current concerns and feelings, and teaches skills and proposes solutions in the same ways she would during an in-person session.
If at any point a client feels like the Tele-Therapy sessions are no longer a good fit, Lisa will recommend a local therapist at Agor Behavioral Health Services, Inc., that she feels would be a good fit, so in-person sessions can be resumed.
How does it work?
Contact information will be exchanged with Lisa in advance of your scheduled appointment. Lisa will contact you at your scheduled time, and sessions are structured the same way as in-person sessions. A plan to handle disconnected calls and crisis emergencies will be discussed at your first appointment.
Lisa has a legal and ethical duty to ensure confidentiality on her end, so she holds Tele-Therapy sessions in a secure and confidential office space. Clients’ records are also maintained with the same confidentiality safeguards as the records of clients who are seen in-person.
Are these real appointments?
Yes. In fact, recent research has shown that Tele-Therapy sessions are just as effective as in-person sessions for many presenting concerns. In addition, similar research found that some clients report feeling more comfortable and more open during Tele-Therapy sessions. While Tele-Therapy is not the right fit for everyone, many clients find they enjoy the benefits of being able to receive therapy support from just about anywhere, without having to commute to an office.
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