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.
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?
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)