Update on Teletherapy

Clinicians ...reported feeling under pressure to meet the expectations of clients who had been attracted to the services initially by an aggressive marketing campaign on social media.

Our last look at counseling by telehealth was back in June of 2022. Overall, our impression at the time was favorable, and in most ways, remains so. Telehealth was a godsend to treatment programs during the pandemic and the lockdown that followed. Nobody denies that.

Still, since then some concerns have emerged that bear watching. Mostly, they have to do with teletherapy services when offered by very large, for-profit commercial businesses. The Vox website covered some of these concerns in an article that appeared in February of this year. A link:


Teletherapy can really help, and really hurt
From privacy breaches to bad providers, teletherapy services often come with a hidden cost.



With the pandemic over, the further expansion of teletherapy has largely been motivated by a growing national shortage of qualified credentialed practitioners. Along with the need to provide services to rural and frontier areas where distance is an obstacle. It's difficult to get...

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