Sometimes, it’s not possible for people to see a Psychologist because they live too far away, or traffic makes it almost impossible to attend appointments in time, or for other reasons. To make it more convenient for clients to receive mental health services, Dr. Mario Lehenbauer-Baum also offers online video-based counseling services (Telehealth) for existing and for new clients (he also offers intake sessions via Telehealth). He offers individual as well as couple counseling sessions online.
Telehealth is a convenient way of receiving psychological services provided via internet technology, which can include consultation, treatment, transfer of medical data, emails, telephone conversations and/or education using interactive audio, video, or data communications. Teletherapy has the same purpose or intention as psychotherapy or psychological treatment sessions that are conducted in person. Telehealth allows you to connect with your psychologist with secure and convenient appointments that save you time and hassle. There’s no need to deal with traffic when you can schedule and attend your appointments directly from a laptop or mobile device.
While there are certain benefits to Telehealth services, there are, however, certain risks as well, and – due to the nature of the technology used – teletherapy may be experienced somewhat differently than face-to-face treatment sessions. Also, Telehealth services may not be suitable for every client and/or every situation or issue. Dr. Mario Lehenbauer-Baum uses a HIPAA compliant software so your information will be securely kept. Through audio and video over the internet, you can meet with Dr. Mario Lehenbauer-Baum on-the-go from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device (iOS or Android) – it’s your choice! Feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an intake session (and Dr. Lehenbauer-Baum will provide more information about Telehealth services).
Technology needed for Telehealth services:
You will need an internet connection that is at least 10mbps. For optimal results, a reliable, high-speed internet connection with a bandwidth of at least 10 mbps will minimize connection issues and provide the best quality. You also need a
- Desktop computer with a webcam, speakers, a 2.5 GHz processor, and 4 GB of RAM OR
- Laptop computer with built-in webcam and speakers, a 2.5 GHz processor, and 4 GB of RAM OR
- Tablet device with built-in webcam and speakers, OR
- Smartphone with at least iOS 11 or Android 7.0