Telehealth and Mental Health Care


Telehealth and Mental Health Care

Therapy at your fingertips and at your own schedule

There’s a big wave of revolutionary health care movement towards reaching more people in need in various parts of the country. With the dawn of telehealth capabilities, clinicians are able to reach out to people who have had all sorts of barriers to mental health care. Whether it is due to financial, location, or access/time problem, telehealth is quickly becoming a helpful solution to many hopeful clients.

There have been initial concerns about whether telehealth is effective in delivering quality mental health care, and how it compares to in-person treatment. While more research is needed to be able to determine telehealth’s effectiveness when working with children and adolescents, accumulating research over the past few years have shown that telehealth has been significantly beneficial for adult individuals dealing with symptoms of depression and anxiety than being on a waitlist for in-session therapy. And that is wonderful news! Because as mental health clinicians, we care deeply about the ability to promote improved mental health care and help-seeking for those who need it.

I currently offer telehealth services for adult individual therapy to California residents.

Prior to a session, you will receive an email with a link to secured video chat portal where we can communicate in real time. Each session lasts from 45-50 minutes, similarly to my in-person appointments. And just like in-person, payments are easily handled through your client portal account and charged to your credit card on file. Session handouts and worksheets are a breeze to share and return via the client portal.

So then, what’s the difference between my in-session and telehealth services, you might ask? Well, primarily, the fact that you and I are in different physical locations and talking over the internet! Otherwise, we still get to see each other face-to-face and have discussions in real time. How awesome is that?

So, is telehealth right for you?

You may benefit from telehealth if you are:

  1. Self-driven and motivated to work on building skills actively

  2. Your daily schedule is unpredictable, challenging to plan around, tough to drive out to places during your available time, etc.

  3. It’s hard to find a clinician who is a good fit for you in your area

  4. You struggle with getting out of the home due to various physical and/or mental health symptoms

  5. You have basic knowledge/know-how in using technology to connect with others (e.g., Skype, FaceTime, etc) and are comfortable in using this as a mode of communication

Are you ready to try this with me? Schedule an intake appointment today and see how mental health care can be a regular part of your daily regimen.

Looking forward to meeting with you soon!

-Dr. Mayo