Telemental health is quickly becoming ever more of a viable option for therapists who wish to see clients online. Online therapy and phone counseling can allow individuals who may otherwise have a difficult time finding a therapist, such as mothers with young children, people with disabilities, or those who live in rural areas, access the care they need. Therapists who practice online can be part of this solution. However, online therapy, with its many benefits, also carries ethical concerns and special considerations mental health professionals must be aware of.
Learn how to set up a telemental health practice, tips for practicing effectively via online therapy, some of the basic ethical considerations that come along with teletherapy, and more below: