Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic North Star Mental Health, LLC is offering therapy sessions through teletherapy (telemedicine). This allows you to receive the therapy that you want without risk of exposure to coronavirus.
Therapy through teletherapy is similar to videoconferencing, or using such applications as Skype or FaceTime. You and your therapist will be able to see and hear one another on a laptop or smartphone. Shortly prior to your session you will receive an email with a link to the virtual waiting room. When you click the link, your therapist will know that you are ready, and the session will begin.
There are a few steps to take prior to engaging in teletherapy. It is important to arrange for a private location where you won’t be overheard or interrupted during the session. It is also important to have access to high speed internet in order to reduce difficulties with connection.
Rest assured that once it is deemed appropriate to do so, your therapy sessions can resume in person.