Telehealth Therapy

Telehealth therapy is experiencing a surge in popularity. Research indicates that online therapy is as effective as in-person therapy.

As health insurance companies are now covering teletherapy, experienced, high-quality therapists are now more likely to offer ongoing virtual care. 7 million Americans have tried telehealth and surveys show that people are satisfied.

telehealth therapy at Silver Lake Psychology

What is Telehealth Therapy?

Telehealth therapy, also known as online therapy or teletherapy, is a form of mental health counseling provided remotely through digital communication technologies. This mode of therapy allows individuals to access professional mental health support from the comfort of their own homes or any location with internet access. Telehealth therapy sessions typically take place via video conferencing platforms, although phone calls or messaging may also be utilized.

During telehealth therapy, individuals can engage in confidential discussions with their therapist, receive counseling, and participate in therapeutic interventions similar to traditional in-person therapy sessions. Telehealth therapy offers convenience, accessibility, and flexibility, making mental health support more readily available to individuals who may face barriers to accessing traditional face-to-face therapy, such as geographical distance, physical disabilities, or busy schedules.

Is Telehealth Therapy Effective?

Online counseling appears to be as effective as in-person therapy in most cases.  Research suggests that clients and therapists are able to build virtual relationship connections that are meaningful and intimate. The fit between client and therapist, a combination of therapist expertise and personality match, continues to be one of the most important factors in the effectiveness of therapy.

In this study of 60 patients diagnosed with depression, online therapy was found to be as effective or more. The participants were found to be very engaged with their homework assignments, and email correspondence, and 96% reported that the connection felt personal.

Research also demonstrates that online therapy is working for a variety of mental health disorders including depression, trauma, eating disorders, pain management, and addiction to name a few. Therapists are using the same evidence-based therapy techniques that they would use in person.

Source: Wagner Birgit, Andrea B. Horn, Maercker Andreas. Internet-based versus face-to-face cognitive-behavioral intervention for depression: A randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.032

Why Silver Lake Psychology is the Premier Choice of Telehealth Therapy

You should consider Silver Lake Psychology for telehealth therapy because of our commitment to providing high-quality mental health care in a convenient and accessible manner. Through telehealth therapy, you can access our professional services from the comfort of your own home or any location with internet access.

Silver Lake Psychology offers experienced therapists who specialize in various areas of mental health, ensuring that you receive personalized and effective support tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other challenges, their compassionate therapists are dedicated to helping you navigate through difficult times and achieve positive changes in your life.


  • Here’s the equipment needed for a virtual session:
    • Computer, phone, or tablet with internally integrated speaker, microphone, and camera. External cameras and speakers are available.
    • Headphones (if your device does not have high-quality speakers integrated or if you want more privacy)

Tele-therapy is not appropriate for emergencies. Tele-therapy is not suitable for someone thinking of attempting suicide or other forms of immediate self-harm. If you are having a mental health crisis, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

Silver Lake Psychology accepts most major insurance plans. However, coverage may vary depending on the individual's insurance policy and the specific services provided. Prior to scheduling therapy sessions, clients are encouraged to contact their insurance provider to verify coverage and understand any out-of-pocket expenses.

The duration of therapy varies depending on the individual's needs, goals, and progress. Some clients may benefit from short-term therapy focused on addressing specific issues or challenges, while others may engage in longer-term therapy to explore deeper-rooted concerns and facilitate lasting personal growth. Therapy sessions are scheduled at regular intervals based on the client's treatment plan and progress.

Scheduling an appointment with Silver Lake Psychology is easy. Interested individuals can contact the clinic via phone or email to request an initial consultation. During this consultation, clients can discuss their needs, preferences, and goals with a member of the Silver Lake team, who will assist in scheduling an appointment with an appropriate therapist. With a commitment to accessibility and personalized care, Silver Lake Psychology looks forward to helping individuals embark on their journey toward improved mental health and well-being.

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