Top 5 reasons for Telepsychology Visits

As telehealth services get more and more popular during this pandemic we explore the benefits and drawbacks of virtual psychology services.

Without further ado, here is our list:

  1. Avoid the hassles of traffic. 
  2. Telepsychology visits have no risk regarding COVID-19.
  3. Most people like having therapy services at home.
  4. Visits with a psychologist involve talking, which is easily accomplished through a video chat with a good connection to the internet. I use a HIPPA compliant video connection through my Therapy Portal.
  5. Providers can provide psychotherapy services to clients across their state of licensure and are not limited to a smaller geographic area. 

When is telepsychology not a good idea?

  1. If a neuropsychological evaluation is needed, in-person visits are necessary for most of the battery. 
  2. If a client does not have a quiet and private place to meet, an in-person visit is preferred. 
  3. If a client does not have a good connection to the internet, an in-person visit is better. 
  4. If an evaluation for entry to the Gifted and Talented Program is needed, the child and parent must come in for in-person testing.
  5. Younger children (under 8 years old), or children who are somewhat less verbal, children who are distracted by technology during the telepsychology visit, or for children who might be more hesitant to meet with a therapist, an in-person visit is indicated.  
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Dr. Kaia Calbeck

Dr. Kaia Calbeck underwent her doctoral training at the University of Miami’s Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Her dissertation received a prestigious Award of Academic Merit. She began her graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Calbeck started her academic career at the University of Florida, where she graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She majored in Psychology, with a minor in Anthropology, and an outside concentration in Dance Performance.

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