Teletherapy

Woman in a teletherapy session with Tessa Stuckey.

One of the good things that happened during the pandemic was the ability to offer teletherapy to clients across the state of Texas. In my practice, this is something I regularly offer clients, although many of my clients are back to seeing me in person. Either way works. 

Let’s discuss what it all means for you.

What Exactly Is Teletherapy?

Teletherapy is a wonderful and convenient way to meet with me no matter where you reside in Texas. With the current lifestyle of working from home and zoom calls, teletherapy provides online counseling for teens, parents and individuals in the state of Texas. Zoom is a HIPPAA compliant video service that provides you with a confidential, safe meeting space with me from a convenient space that you decide on.

Is Online Counseling As Successful As In-Person Counseling?

The good news is, teletherapy is extremely convenient. No matter where you live in Texas, you can receive therapy from me to reach your individual or family needs. Teletherapy can be just as beneficial as in-person counseling. Though many still prefer in-person counseling, the ease of teletherapy makes it such that it’s often easier to speak via online counseling. 

 

Many times, I meet with clients via Zoom for the first few sessions and then transition to in person sessions. When we work together, you can decide on how you wish to proceed with your sessions. Please bring this up when we consult to see what’s best for you.

How Does Teletherapy Work For Teens?

It’s very easy! I like to speak to parents ahead of time to discuss any concerns and answer any questions, and then, I simply take it from there with your child. Once your teen is set up with an appointment, you will receive an email with a link for that appointment. At the appointment time, we will connect through Zoom for our 50-minute session. 

 

Teletherapy is a particularly good option for teens with social anxiety or if, for some reason, they are unable to meet in person. Often, as teens gain comfort with therapy they may want to meet in-person and we can transition to that if it feels right for your child.

Can I come if I have issues to discuss?

Absolutely! Parents are always welcome to set up a separate appointment if they have things they want to discuss with me.  Sometimes, parents join in the session too. We would want to discuss this ahead of time, so please email me your concerns or thoughts and we can decide on the best course of action for you. 

Do You Offer Teletherapy Just In Texas?

Right now I am only able to offer online counseling to those who reside in the state of Texas.

How Can We Get Started?

Email me at contact@tessastuckey.com so we can set up a time for a confidential call to talk about working together. During that call, let’s discuss if teletherapy or in-person counseling is the best option for you.