With only 24 hours in the day, between work, pre-planned events, getting the kids ready for school, extracurricular activities and shuffling to keep up with our other responsibilities, finding the time to schedule a healthcare visit can appear to be just another thing to do.
Though time may seem like the biggest factor in the ability to receive care, there are additional factors that could limit access to attend an in-person visit. For instance, an individual, family, or couple may not be locally available, have limited mobility due to a disability, or lack reliable transportation. Consequently, health needs go unmet due to these challenges. Specifically for mental health, untreated needs can continue to increase stress and impact relationships negatively. To address these issues, telehealth has become widely popular and available.
Telehealth (sometimes referred to as ‘telemedicine’) is an effective technology-based alternative to traditional in-person healthcare services. It supports long-distance care for those to who are unavailable to have access on a regular basis. Telehealth is used by videoconferencing through either a computer or cell phone to have contact with a mental health professional. This allows for the professional to give and receive feedback from clients without the need to visit in-person. In turn, this increases the flexibility for scheduling appointments and reduces the chances of having to cancel or risk missing an appointment.
As a way to continue normalizing mental health while connecting with a society who is familiar with interacting online, Lifeologie Counseling Oak Cliff offers telehealth services to meet your scheduling needs! If you are interested, don’t hesitate to book an appointment today! All that we require is that you meet for an initial in-person session and thereafter can you can begin telehealth appointments.
Contact us today to book an appointment! 972-590-8030