Telepsychology Services

What is telepsychology?

Telepsychology is the provision of psychological or counseling services in real time between a professional and a client using technological modalities (e.g. video, phone) instead of or in addition to traditional face-to-face methods.

 

What are the benefits of telepsychology?

Telepsychology offers increased access to therapy for a variety of people. Whether it is due to a pandemic, distance from service providers, lack of available transportation, or for many other reasons, it may be right for you.

Why would I want to use telepsychology? 

  • Increased access to services in areas with few mental health resources. 

  • Increased access to psychologists with specialized training and experience. 

  • Increased access to therapy for individuals who may have difficulty attending therapy on-site (e.g., those with post-traumatic stress disorder or agoraphobia). 

  • More time to collect information about thoughts, feelings and behaviors outside of the sessions.

  • Flexible scheduling.

  • Increased access to therapy for people with physical, medical and/or mobility disabilities.

 

What should I ask my psychologist?

  • Are you approved to practice in the state where I live?

  • What technology will I need to work with you?

  • Will I use the technology already in my home or will I go to another location (telecenter)?

  • What should I do if we experience technical difficulties?

  • What should I do in case there is an emergency and I cannot contact you?

PSYPACT

The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) is an interstate compact designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology by licensed psychologists across state boundaries. I have been successfully credentialed by PSYPACT to practice telepsychology within the following participating states.

Arizona – AZ HB 2503 (Enacted on 5/17/2016)
Colorado - CO HB 1017 (Enacted 4/12/2018)

District of Columbia - DC B 145 (Enacted 3/16/2021)

Delaware - DE HB 172 (Enacted 6/27/2019)
Georgia - GA HB 26 (Enacted 4/23/2019)
Illinois - IL HB 1853 (Enacted 8/22/2018)
Missouri - MO HB 1719/MO SB 660 (Enacted 6/1/2018)
Nebraska - NE L 1034 (Enacted 4/23/2018)

Nevada - NV AB 429 (Enacted on 5/26/2017)

New Hampshire- NH SB 232 (Enacted 7/10/2019)
North Carolina - NC 361 (Enacted 7/1/2020)

Oklahoma - OK HB 1057 (Enacted 4/29/2019)
Pennsylvania - PA SB 67 (Enacted 5/8/2020)
Texas - TX HB 1501 (Enacted 6/10/2019)
Utah - UT SB 106 (Enacted on 3/17/2017)
Virginia - VA SB 760 (Enacted 4/11/2020)