Telehealth Services Provided to Clients in Oklahoma
Have you been considering seeing a therapist, but worry about how you are going to fit regular appointments in to your schedule? Maybe you’ve heard about telehealth but aren’t sure how it would work. Below are a few benefits to determine if telehealth would be a good option for you.
There are many benefits to doing therapy online.
Worrying about making it to your appointment on time becomes a thing of the past. You can relax knowing that with the click of a button, you can start your appointment. Plus, there’s no long commute to and from your session. All these benefits mean less stress and more time saved!
– Provider specialization
When you have a specific specialty or knowledge base you are looking for in a therapist, it can be devastating when you discover therapists in your area don’t match what you are looking for. Being a Certified Telemental Health Provider (CTMH), a Licensed Professional Counselor (#4281) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (#772) in Oklahoma means that Amanda Spriggs can provide telehealth services to anyone residing in the state. No more limitations put on what you need in a treatment provider!
Walking into a therapist’s office or being seen in the parking lot can cause a lot of anxiety. If you live in a small town where everyone knows everyone else, this can be a problem. Perhaps you don’t want to explain to your boss why you need to take an extended lunch once a week to go to your therapy appointment. Online therapy gives you the privacy you need so you’ll never have to worry about confidentiality.
– Ease of use
Attending virtual sessions is super easy, and you don’t have to worry about using any fancy technology. There’s no need to sign up for an account, download, or install anything. When you book a session with me, I’ll send you the link to my personal secure virtual waiting room. At the time of your appointment, simply click on the link to the waiting room, type in your first name, and allow camera and microphone access. That’s it! The virtual waiting room link never changes, so all you have to do is bookmark it once.
– Physical or transportation limitations
Perhaps you have a physical health issues that make getting to appointments a stressor. Maybe you share a car with family members or have a vehicle that isn’t reliable. Online therapy is the perfect way to get better mental health without struggling to get there.
– Rural locations
If you live in a rural location, finding a therapist (especially one you don’t know) can be a challenge. You may be used to driving a long distance because of where you’re located, but why not take the pressure and hassle of driving to one more appointment off your plate? Distance therapy can do that!
It doesn’t happen very often, but when Oklahoma gets bad weather, everything shuts down. Appointments that are cancelled due to inclement weather can be a challenge to those committed to treatment. With telemedicine, you can stay warm and relaxed at home, attending your session with a cup of tea while watching the snow fall.