You've got questions. Here are some readily available answers.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth is a way to receive healthcare remotely using telecommunication technology, including secure video conferencing. Using a device connected to the internet that is capable of running Telehealth (e.g. a webcam or built in camera and speaker), you will be able to participate in sessions from the comfort of your own home. This can be helpful for saving time by eliminating the commute to and from appointments. Most importantly, research suggests that Telehealth is as effective as in-person therapy.
Tranquil Way Psychology uses a HIPAA-compliant platform called Simple Practice to conduct our Telehealth appointments. This service is free for you to use as a client and includes reminders about your appointments, a secure messaging system to communicate with me in between sessions, and a safe and confidential video software.
Can you see clients across state lines?
In certain cases, yes. I am located and licensed in Washington state, therefore I am able to see clients throughout Washington state.
Additionally, Psychologists who meet stringent training standards can be approved to practice telepsychology across 39 different states under the authority of PSYPACT. I have received this authorization which means I am able to provide telepsychology services to individuals living in PSYPACT participating states. For a map of participating states, please visit the PSYPACT website: https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap
What are your qualifications?
When are you available?
Tranquil Way Psychology is primarily intended to accommodate working professionals that are occupied during typical working hours. As such, treatment sessions are available on weekday evenings, with Saturday and Sunday availability on an individual basis.
How do I reach you between sessions?
What's your communication policy?
In what states do you see clients?
How do I get insurance to pay for treatment?
At this time, Tranquil Way Psychology is only accepting clients who pay privately for their own services. However, certain health insurance policies will provide some coverage for “out of network” mental health treatment. This usually occurs as reimbursement for fees you have already paid for clinical services. I may be able to provide you with some of the information you may need to receive these benefits. Because not all clinical services are covered by every insurance provider, it is important that you find out exactly what mental health services your insurance policy covers at the outset of therapy.
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