Telepsychiatry is psychiatric care and other types of mental health therapy conducted through phone calls or video conferencing. At Wholehealth PLLC, the team understands that you may not be able to come to the Houston office for your treatment — but that doesn't change your need for professional care.
That's why they provide the same quality individual therapy that you'd normally receive in person via easily accessible technology. Telepsychiatry can be part of an ongoing treatment plan in which you visit the office occasionally, or it can be your main method of care. The team can adapt the ideal treatment plan for you.
There are several reasons people opt for telepsychiatry. Common examples include:
If you can't travel to the office for any reason, telepsychiatry can be a good fit. Some people can't travel to the office because it's too far away, because they have a physical ailment that prevents leaving the house, or other reasons.
Many patients who participate in telepsychiatry are young children and teens who need specialized juvenile mental health care that's not available in their area.
When you have a busy schedule, it can be hard to arrange time to travel to and from the office for mental health care. Telepsychiatry eliminates your commute and helps you make the most of your time.
If you prefer to avoid crowds of people or find it difficult to interact with people face to face, telepsychiatry can give you the care you need in a way that's comfortable for you.
No matter what your reasons for selecting a home-based treatment plan are, telepsychiatry is a great way to receive highly personalized care.
Just as with an in-person appointment, patient privacy laws apply. You'll use a secure software platform to connect with your Wholehealth PLLC provider.
The process is a lot like an in-person appointment. The Wholehealth PLLC specialists encourage you to make notes ahead of time so you can remember the topics you want to cover during therapy.
Before your first session, some things you might want to note include:
Your Wholehealth PLLC provider can discuss anything you wish. Don't be afraid to say whatever you're thinking, because you're safe with a licensed mental health professional who can help.
Depending on the situation, your provider may incorporate psychopharmacology (prescription medication) into your treatment plan. And, they may recommend other methods of relieving symptoms, such as yoga and aromatherapy.
To schedule your telepsychiatry appointment, call the Wholehealth PLLC office or click the online scheduler now.