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September 19 – 25, 2021 is Telehealth Awareness Week! The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a dramatic, almost overnight shift to remote activities for many of us. All of a sudden we were online shopping for basic groceries, getting meals delivered,…
As a mental health professional, one of the questions I often receive from friends and family is, “Do you have any recommendations on how to find a therapist?” Determining insurance coverage First, you’ll want to find out who your insurance…
Therapy helps addiction recovery! Our culture supports people going to detox or rehab, thinking this is the cure. Really, it’s just one part of the process for some people. Addiction is a chronic disease that needs ongoing maintenance just like…
When a doctor or family member recommends someone seek counseling, the recommendation is often dismissed because it seems logistically impossible. Many people struggle with how to fit a therapy routine into their hectic life due to a number of…
Teletherapy is a game changer for agoraphobia – here’s why. Imagine the thought of going out into public causes you so much anxiety that you haven’t left your house for over a year. Incomprehensible to many of us, but for individuals…
Amy VanDenToorn, LMSW, manager of the Campus Clinic, has been using Telehealth Services with her existing patients. VanDenToorn saw the need for an alternative for a handful of her patients who were struggling with attending their appointments. They…
In 2018, Pine Rest clinicians began treating women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) using Telehealth Services. The following interview is with Brianna* — a patient who was treated for postpartum depression both in-person and via…
With the click of a mouse or the tap of an app, you can have instant and inexpensive access to a therapist, or so make the claims of many new tools and technologies that want to take psychotherapy out of the therapist’s office and into whatever…

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