This is the perfect time to digitize and run your entire therapy practice online. This will help you retain your existing clients and attract new clients who may be further away but prefer to interact remotely.
Allow your visitors to:
Sign and send documents securely
Make payments online
Have HIPPA compliant video calls and communications
BENEFITS OF ONLINE THERAPY
CONVENIENT FOR BOTH PARTIES
Apart from avoiding exposure and risk, online therapy is also more convenient as it cuts travel time. This is especially true if you are living in a rural area and your patients have to travel a long distance to see you.
REACH A WIDER AUDIENCE
Online therapy allows you to reach prospects and clients beyond your immediate location since travel is no longer a constraint. This also means you can be more selective in finding clients who are a better fit.
With online consultation patients don't need to travel. Thus there is little chance of being late and missing your appointment time.
Some patients may feel uncomfortable visiting your office or be seen in the waiting room. They may feel more at ease connecting virtually from the comfort and privacy of their own home. This would make it easier for them to schedule and keep their appointments while being more open in the session.
BETTER FOR PATIENTS WITH MOBILITY CHALLENGES
Sometimes online therapy is best for older patients or patients with mobility challenges as they may find it harder to travel. They may prefer virtual sessions and are likely to schedule more frequent follow-ups.
SOME THINGS TO BE AWARE OF
ONLINE THERAPY IS NOT FOR EVERYONE
Not everyone will be interested or comfortable with using technology and having virtual sessions.
MAY HAVE TO CHARGE LESS
Online therapy may require you to offer your services at a lower price than a traditional face-to-face consultation. You can also experiment with a combination of both, where the first session is in-person and follow up sessions are virtual.
Not all online platforms are HIPPA compliant. It is important to select a platform that provides the right level of security and privacy.
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