What Is Online Therapy?
Online therapy is the delivery of professional counseling services via the Internet. At Samaritan, we provide this service through video conferencing.
Online therapy has been around since the 1990s and studies have shown it is just asor in some cases moreeffective than face-to-face therapy, depending on individual circumstances.
By participating in Samaritans online therapy, you have access to our state licensed therapists and faith-based care just as you would through traditional counselingplus, insurance coverage and sliding scale fees apply.*
Is Samaritan's Online Therapy Right for You?Online therapy may be a viable option for you if:
Is Online Therapy Private?
Ethical rules for licensed therapists require that your privacy be protected at all times. Like our traditional face-to-face therapy, Samaritans Online Therapy services are HIPAA compliant. Furthermore, we use encryption software to protect the confidentiality of data. There are also proactive measures you can take such as choosing and protecting a unique password for your therapy; logging off your computer at the end of every session; and establishing a private, sound-proof area of your home for sessions.
For more information about Online Therapy or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 412-741-7430.
*Not all insurance providers cover online therapy. Please contact your health insurance company to find out. Sliding scale fees are applicable to those who qualify.