Teletherapy (Online Therapy)

Teletherapy / Online Therapy

Online therapy, also known as e-therapy, teletherapy, telehealth and remote therapy, is considered to be just as effective as in person therapy. Studies have found that “teletherapy produced large improvements in patient outcomes that persisted for several months after treatment ended and were no different than the reported outcomes from clients who received in-person therapy.” The only difference is you can choose where you are most comfortable and when is most convenient for you.

Why Teletherapy?


There are so many reasons to use online counseling or teletherapy. Why do you choose to video chat with friends, family, or coworkers instead of meeting in the same location? So, all those things you just thought of are likely some of the same reasons you’ll have for choosing online counseling. Some common reasons our clients choose teletherapy include: 

  • Privacy-you can see a therapist that you will not run into at the store and who is not connected to your friends or family


  • Scheduling-Online therapy offers you flexible scheduling


  • Time-Are you short on time? There’s no waiting room or commute times. You only need a few minutes to get set up for your appointment.


  • Comfort-Where are you most comfortable? Likely at home or where you have privacy. Imagine not having to go anywhere and navigate the world after you see your therapist.

Where do you offer Teletherapy?


We offer our services in Florida, Oregon, Washington and Georgia. We are licensed to practice in these states and can offer you support if you are a resident of any of these states.

What does Center of Balance offer that other large online services don’t?

We offer a free consultation to every client that allows you to determine if we are a good fit for you. You will not be assigned to a random person or have that person changed on you suddenly.

Expertise-We have telehealth for mental health certification along with extensive training in all of the services we offer in an online format. We offer EMDR, Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Trauma Informed Care to address your specialized needs. 

Many online services assign you a therapist that may not be qualified to work with you. We have areas of specialty and if we aren’t qualified to work with you, we will let you know. We believe that trust and connection are the foundation of every good therapeutic relationship.

                           Contact us to see if we can support you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Online therapy, also known as e-therapy, teletherapy, telehealth and remote therapy, is considered (and proven) to be just as effective as in person therapy, in some cases more It is therapy delivered through a virtual platform through a computer, tablet or smart phone. If you’ve ever used FaceTime or Skype, it is a very similar platform– except more secure and with a qualified therapist or counselor at the other end supporting you in addressing meeting goals, working on person growth, problem solving, and addressing mental health issues and emotional challenges.

While it is possible to do teletherapy via email or phone, contemporary telemental health sessions typically use video chat. The therapeutic process is similar to in-person therapy. It usually begins with a few initial sessions during which the therapist and client get to know one another and discuss treatment goals. After that, the therapist may dig more deeply into the client’s issues, make recommendations for behavioral changes, and encourage the client to reflect on their emotions.

The therapist takes steps to ensure confidentiality. These include:

  • Logging on from a private network
  • Keeping their computer locked to prevent others from viewing the session
  • Accessing therapy from an encrypted therapy platform call Simple Practice
  • All information is stored on a HIPPA compliant software-also Simple Practice

Teletherapy is just like other forms of in person therapy. You will decide with your therapist what your goals are and then a treatment plan will be set up. Treatment can be short in duration, a few sessions or much longer. If you have more serious issues you want to work with, the process can take longer. The goal is always to support you in getting what you need in the shortest amount of time possible.

The cost of therapy for all of services is the same please see Insurance now will reimburse or pay for therapy depending on your individual plan.

Therapy can be useful when you’re in a life transition and looking for support or when you are struggling with mental and emotional challenges. Teletherapy can provide easy and convenient support to you when you need it. Here are some signs you may need teletherapy:

  • You no longer are enjoying the things you used to.
  • You can’t manage your emotions
  • You feel easily fatigued by anything
  • You’ve suffered a recent loss
  • You have a history of trauma
  • You’re unsure of who you are
  • You’ve taken up unhealthy coping habits and you want to change them
  • You don’t have a good support network and need someone to talk things through with
  • You’ve tried doing it on your own and nothing seems to help

The best way to see if teletherapy is right for you is schedule a free consultation and see if your needs and preferences are a good fit for teletherapy.

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