Introducing Teletherapy to My Practice

Explaining Teletherapy

Teletherapy, is therapy provided by a qualified therapist held over the internet or even the telephone. It can be used for Individual or Group Therapy. These work in the same way as traditional therapy except the patient is in the privacy of their own home or office. The therapist and patient can see and hear each other in real time and can interact spontaneously with one another. The therapist uses the same methods and face to face conversation used when conducting in-person sessions. As always, patients may opt for one session or on-going sessions as needed.

Teletherapy Sessions Are Private and conducted from a private and secure space. Sessions will not be recorded or shared. Patients are encouraged to use a private area for their Telehealth session. These sessions are conducted with specialized software that is fully encrypted, offering a high level of security and privacy, approved by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), legislation that ensures data privacy and security for safeguarding medical information, including
therapy. However, some patients may prefer therapy conducted over the telephone, which is less secure, but, approved by the CMS, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the organization most providers look to for guidance.

Teletherapy makes therapy more accessible for more people and removes barriers such as distance and time and adds more convenient hours to the therapist’s schedule. Also, patients may feel safer talking with a therapist from the comfort of their own home or office. In summary, Teletherapy can be conducted over Video Conferencing that is easy to log into from your computer, laptop, or smart phone. This is confidential and Hippa Privacy compliant. Teletherapy can be conducted over the phone for those who need it. Many patients have found Teletherapy convenient and successful, although some may still prefer or do better with in-office visits.

For over thirty years I have been able to use my skills in the therapeutic process to enable my clients to make positive changes in their lives. I customize my treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each client.
My passion for this work is infused in everything I do - from insomnia, to relationship support, to depression or anxiety. You don't have to struggle alone.
Please enjoy my VIDEO player to learn more about me (in my own words), and my practice.
- Linda Pevnick, LCSW

 

ABOUT PsYchotherapy

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Insomnia Help

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Anxiety and Depression

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Marital Issues

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Maintaining Healthy Relationships with Your Adult Children

Do you need a "How-to" manual for your relationship with your adult children? Do you feel like you risk them cutting off ties with you? Or, maybe you feel like your adult children have all the power in your relationship with them? Either way, you can probably use some help and guidance in navigating a healthy relationship with your adult children. Read More.


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“I have had the privilege of being associated with Linda Pevnick for many years now. She is a true professional, with her extensive experience and knowledge. If you or someone you know is in need of her services, I would highly recommend her.” Scott Shaffman, Mortgage Banker – February 2012
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​ Thinking about Psychotherapy? Good for You!

It takes strength to know when you need additional help for how you are feeling emotionally. Too often, we start thinking that we should be able to solve everything ourselves. But, the same as no one would think twice about seeing an Orthopedic Surgeon for a broken arm, it is a strength to seek out professional help for emotional or relationship problems!

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