Teletherapy is therapy or counseling and related services using telecommunication technologies. These telecommunications include video sessions or video conferencing, phone calls, emails and text messages. It can also include using other online resources like self-help websites, blogs or social media, and youtube videos.
For teletherapy sessions, we use HIPAA protected Google Hangouts/Meets through our secure G-Suie platform, as well as email through Anna@annatyrrell,com. We also communicate by phone and limited text messaging.
Due to the Coronavirus, restrictions on HIPAA requirements have been lifted to allow for easier access to telehealth, including teletherapy. At Anna Tyrrell & Associates, we have done our due diligence to be sure that our services are HIPAA compliant. Anna is certified in teletherapy and has been working diligently to be sure that you can still recieve the service you need in this challenging time.
For more information on Teletherapy you can look to these links for legal and ethical guidelines for providers:
If you think teletherapy is for you, please review the Informed consent form. You will need to complete this form and email it to Anna@annatyrrell.com with your request for services. Anna will contact you within 2 days to confirm your preferred format, schedule an intake session, and secure payment. Payments are made through the secure service, IvyPay. You will receive a text message with information on how to submit your credit or debit card information. We will not keep your credit card information on file. All payments must be made prior to teletherapy services.