With this new era of virtual appointments being more common, there are some important things you should know. Continue reading for tips on Telehealth Therapy for Young Adults.
What is Telehealth?
First, let’s break down what exactly is telehealth. Telehealth is a way to get health-related services through an electronic device. It is a way for individuals to get the help they need in the comfort of their home, office, or even if they are traveling and need assistance.
Disadvantages of Telehealth for Therapy for Young Adults
They’re some challenges with it, for example, privacy. It may be hard to find a private spot to have a virtual appointment with a healthcare provider. Technology is another, it is not always reliable and there may be some technical difficulties during your appointment.
Advantages of Telehealth for Therapy for Young Adults
With some negatives, there are always positives. Using telehealth could be more convenient for you or your loved one. It may also be more cost-efficient especially if you no longer need to drive far to your appointment.
Do’s and don’ts of telehealth therapy for young adults
After hearing a little about telehealth, I’m sure you are eager to set up your next virtual therapy appointment from the comfort of your couch- that’s great! But before you do that let me share a few Dos and Don’ts of a telehealth session with a therapist for young adults in Atlanta.
Regardless of the type of services you are receiving virtually, there are a few things you should do.
It may sound silly but being in your home provides a sense of comfort and you may want to be in your comfort clothes. Remember you are still seeing a professional for professional services and to respect that.
Be in a private space
A virtual appointment is a way for you to get services in a convenient way but be sure to still be in a private area where you can hear clearly, and the therapist can hear you too. You also probably wouldn’t want bystanders to hear your business.
Try to have stable service or WIFI
Your health is important and when your appointment is lagging and cutting out it can be difficult to have a fulfilling session.
With a few Dos come a few Don’ts.
Don’t be doing something else during your session
With the convenience of a virtual session, it may be tempting to multitask, but it’s important to be respectful of your time and your therapist’s time.
Don’t have the camera facing a wall or turned off
It’s ok people are camera shy, but your therapist is going to want to talk to you face to face, through the screen. If that feels uncomfortable for you, it could be a good topic to discuss in session as well.
Don’t have other technology distractions
Being in your own space it is easy to have the TV on or your phone in your lap but think about if you were face to face. Would you have your phone out or have a TV on during your session? That seems unlikely.
Telehealth is a great option for people who need services but are unable to make it into the office for various reasons. Take advantage of this opportunity but also remember some important points on what to do and what not to do during a virtual session.
If you’re ready to find virtual support, contact our therapist for young adults in Atlanta, today!