I found the homework exercises to be very helpful to me. I’ve been able to use techniques I have learned from those exercises to slow down my thoughts when problems arise and work through whatever the issue may be, OCD or otherwise.
Video & Online Therapy is Available
Do you want the convenience of video therapy?
Is it difficult for you to make in-person appointments?
Do you want to save commute time?
We offer video therapy for these reasons!
What is Video Therapy?
Video therapy, also called telehealth, is a form of online therapy where you and your therapist meet over video from any location using your phone or computer.
Video therapy provides convenience, guarantees comfort, and improves accessibility. If you find these benefits appealing, video therapy may be an excellent option. All you need is reliable internet access, a device with a camera such as a phone, computer, or tablet, and a private place to talk.
Who is Video Therapy For?
Video therapy can be beneficial to a wide range of clients, including those living in remote or rural areas, individuals who are disabled or housebound, and the elderly.
It is essential to note that video therapy is not suitable for every client. While video therapy is proven to be just as effective as in-person therapy, it may not be appropriate for all clients. Whether video therapy is right for you depends on your condition and the severity of your symptoms.
If you are a current client, please get in touch with your therapist to schedule a video appointment.
For new clients, please call or text our Care Coordinators at 650-461-9026 to get started. We’re available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
How Does Video Therapy Work?
If you decide to do video therapy, you will receive a secure link via email. You will receive this link well in advance of your appointment, and at the time of your appointment, you will click the link to join your session with your therapist. During your session, your therapist will maintain strict confidentiality standards for your protection.
Feel Relief & Freedom From Anxiety With Video Online Therapy
– Evening & Saturday Appointments Available –
At Palo Alto Therapy, we specialize in helping you overcome all types of anxiety problems. We are knowledgeable, warm, and patient, creating tangible results with techniques that are based on evidence & research. Your relief can be achieved without long-term counseling.
FAQs About Telehealth or Video Therapy at Palo Alto Therapy
For current clients, contact your therapist as you normally would to make an appointment. Your provider will send you an email link, which you can click to join in a virtual therapy session over Google Meet. You can use your phone, computer or tablet to participate and you do not need to download any software or subscribe to any service. You can talk to your provider as you normally would — it’s that easy!
For new clients, simply call our Care Coordinators at (650) 461-9026 — and they will get you all you need to get connected.
Absolutely. Our therapists maintain strict confidentiality standards for your protection.
Most healthcare plans provide coverage for telehealth just like in-office therapy. While Palo Alto Therapy is Out-of Network with most insurances, we are able to submit your claims to insurance electronically for you.
We appreciate that can be a tricky dynamic. Some of our clients meet for virtual sessions while on a walk, sitting in their car, or from their backyard. Often our therapists can adjust their schedules to connect with you during less busy times for your household — such as providing sessions on different days and earlier or later than usual. You can also try using headphones and if necessary — or, you can be on the screen but communicating with your therapist by the chat feature, in which you and your therapist can type back and forth.
Yes. There have been numerous studies conducted showing that telehealth is just as effective as in-person counseling.
The American Psychiatric Association(APA) published a physician reviewed article in 2017 that notes the following:
“There is substantial evidence of the effectiveness of telepsychiatry and research has found satisfaction to be high among patients, psychiatrists and other professionals. Telepsychiatry is equivalent to in-person care in diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, quality of care and patient satisfaction. Patient privacy and confidentiality are equivalent to in-person care.” https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/what-is-telepsychiatry
According to a 2016 article in the World Journal of Psychiatry:
“…telepsychiatry is comparable to face-to-face services in terms of reliability of clinical assessments and treatment outcomes . . . telepsychiatry performed as well as, if not better than face-to-face delivery of mental health services.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4919267/
*Note when seeing the word Telepsychiatry, it is defined by the following –a subset of telemedicine, can involve providing a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, therapy (individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy), patient education and medication management. (APA, 2017)
How to Make the Most out of Teletherapy Right Now:
Can’t See Your Therapist Because of COVID-19? The new world of virtual psychotherapy is brighter than you think.
Recognizing Good Therapy
Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we provide effective & caring counseling. Our therapists are passionate in delivering high-quality therapy & enhance their skills through the latest trainings.
Our relationship with you is valued & of highest importance. We are compassionate, respectful, & honest. Our professional counseling includes working side by side with you towards YOUR goals.
Short-Term & Focused
Our active therapists use tailored homework exercises to help you find relief in a timely manner. By keeping our meetings on track & targeting specific concerns we help you enjoy life again, usually in a matter of months not years.
Appointments after 5pm & Saturdays, friendly administrative staff & two locations: Palo Alto & San Jose. We help children, teens & adults, couples, & families and offer classes & therapy groups. Video therapy available!
What Our Clients Are Saying…
I liked the emphasis on doing concrete things to get results-writing down negative thoughts, trying to say things to counter those thoughts…Thank you for helping me make my life better.
What Our Clients Are Saying…
Palo Alto Therapy does not just provide talk therapy, but focuses on teaching skills to maintain therapy. You have a genuine interest in the client’s well-being and you offered a new way of thinking about or means of addressing my issues.