Twin Cities Location
Online Counseling for All Minnesota
In addition to our physical space in White Bear Lake, we also offer telehealth Therapy, which allows you to receive high-quality counseling from the comfort of your own home! Please browse our Frequently Asked Questions below, and contact us if you have any additional questions or would like to set up an initial appointment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why Should I Choose Remote Therapy?
Remote Therapy is being endorsed by major healthcare providers across the country, and is becoming increasingly popular for the following reasons:
- Geography – You don’t have to settle for the limited therapy options in your community.
- Mobility – You don’t have to be limited by transportation issues, or by any physical or emotional challenges that may keep you homebound.
- Convenience – You don’t need to fight traffic to get to your appointment.
- Confidentiality – You don’t need to worry about bumping into friends or acquaintances at a public counseling clinic.
- Portability – If you happen to be out of town, or even move to another location in Minnesota, you can keep your therapist.
- Quality – Studies have shown that Remote Therapy is as effective as face-to-face therapy.
What do I need to begin Remote Therapy?
All you need is an internet connection and a quiet space. Similar to Skype and other video-conferencing services, our HIPAA compliant platform (doxi.me) is a simple, confidential, and convenient way to do therapy.
What do I need for my first session?
After completing your intake paperwork on our website, we will email you the web-address for our Virtual Waiting Room. Simply go to this website to check-in a few minutes before your appointment is scheduled to start.
How long are my sessions?
Sessions are typically 55 minutes long, and most people find it helpful to meet once a week. For those paying cash, there may be an option to pay for longer sessions.
What services do you offer?
Please browse this website to read more about the many services we offer. Any service described on our site can also be offered through Virtual Therapy, with the exception of Play Therapy.
How much does it cost?
Currently, medicaid insurances such as Minnesota Medical Assistance (M.A.), UCare, and BluePlus will reimburse for Remote Therapy Services. If you don’t carry one of these insurances, sessions would incur the same fees as standard face-to-face therapy.
Are there any risks associated with Remote Therapy?
Remote Therapy includes the same potential risks and benefits as any therapy. However, given that the therapist and client are in separate locations, addressing client safety concerns can be more challenging. As such, the we are unable to treat clients remotely who have a history of suicide attempts, self-harm (cutting, etc.), severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia, and those with significant Dissociation. If these issues emerge after beginning therapy, our therapists reserve the right to refer you to another mental health professional in your area in order to give you the level of support you need.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 651-243-2484 or click on the button below. We will do our best to contact you within 1 business day.