Covered by Medicare
Telehealth services are now covered by medicare and most private health insurers.
Meaning affordable treatment is now available in an online setting.
The freedom to choose
Online therapy provides quality care to those who don't have access to a 'practice-based' psychologist or for those who prefer to access online psychology sessions from the comfort of their own home and device.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated sudden and radical changes in mental health care delivery. With online therapy, you can access psychological care without leaving your home, using only a computer or smartphone connected to the Internet.
This type of mental health therapy is pretty much the same as traditional therapy, the way it’s broadcasted is the main difference. You don’t have to travel long distances: just schedule the best time for you. Your mental health is a priority: with online therapy, you can adapt your schedules to do your therapy without having to reschedule the session or cancel due to work. It’s a great option, especially if you used to struggle to attend therapy sessions due to travel time and geographical access barriers.
So, as long as you have a computer or mobile phone and a stable internet connection you’re good to go!
How to prepare for an online session
At RISE, we are committed to making your online therapy experience as comfortable and beneficial as possible.
To get the most out of online therapy in your first session, please consider:
Finding a comfortable place to sit with good lighting.
Ensuring you have adequate privacy.
Ensuring your device is adequately charged or able to be plugged in where you’re sitting.
Ensuring your mobile phone is within hand reach, on silent and adequately charged, as part of the backup plan if the connection breaks.
Ensuring children and pets are catered for and anticipated distractions are managed so they won’t disrupt your session.
Having a glass of water, some tissues, and a blanket on hand, just to help you feel comfortable.