• Tele-health

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    Do you need support, but can’t make it to an in-person appointment? Are you a busy stay-at-home or working parent and don’t have the time or inclination to drive to an appointment? Do you live in a more rural area or do you prefer to just do things virtually?

    If so, you can get help through virtual therapy or tele-health.

    Tele-health allows for counseling via phone or live video conferencing. This can be done anywhere you have a computer, tablet or smartphone.

    Balsam Counseling also offers in-person counseling sessions, but tele-health appointments can be very beneficial if getting to a traditional in-person appointment is not convenient or preferable for you.

    If you wish, you can schedule an appointment directly online and have the entire therapy session take place digitally, through video. You also can have audio-only counseling sessions via telephone, if you prefer.

    Meeting online means you have more access to services and can have therapy sessions in the comfort of familiar surroundings. It’s as easy as clicking your personal video link or simply answering your phone.

    Tele-health services are conducted through a secure, encrypted, HIPAA-compliant platform, ensuring your medical information is protected. You will need a device with an Internet connection, if you would like to have video sessions. Text-based counseling is not offered. Tele-health would not be a good fit if you are a minor or have a legal guardian or are in a crisis or emergency situation. If you are having active thoughts of harming yourself or others, please seek local services or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.