What is telehealth or telemedicine?
It is basically a secure and HIPPA compliant Facetime or Skype session you can do from anywhere you have WiFi. This allows you to conduct sessions from the comfort of your home, at work on your lunch break, even on business trips or vacations (as long as you are in the one of the states where we are licensed in). Basically anywhere that you have internet service.
This means that there is no commute time. You don’t have to leave work for 3 hours to commute back and forth for a one hour therapy session. You can also have comforting items such as your pet or favorite blanket to wrap yourself in. You can have a load of laundry going, and dinner in the oven all while you are learning more about yourself.
There are of course limitations to telehealth sessions such as poor internet connection or interruptions at work or home. However, we find that the benefits of telemedicine out weigh any potential limitations. We believe you will find that we are just as personable in person as we are over the computer screen.
We are licensed in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Oregon.
We offer the following therapy options:
Coming in for therapy is an amazing way to look inward at how we can become the best version of ourselves. We believe at HRWC that by identifying what is at the root cause of your struggles, it is like learning to read a road map of how your stress, mood, body’s physiology, environments and relationships all impact one another. Understanding how to heal the roots is imperative to living a full, healthy, and satisfying life. We offer our sessions via a HIPPA compliant telehealth platform. This way, you can do sessions from home, work, or even on the go! Telehealth is the modern way of allowing you to fit therapy in to your everyday busy schedule!
We all know these times are uncertain and can be overwhelming with the constant changes to our “normal” lives. Due to the uncertainty, if you are impacted by COVID and need to cancel your session, reschedule, reach out for more support; please don’t hesitate to let us know. We know that all of our lives may be impacted at the drop of a hat with our children needing to be at home all of a sudden for quarantine, a spouse may be furloughed, you may not be able to find childcare, etc. Whatever the situation, please reach out and let us know and we will be accommodating. Also, due to the uncertain times, we know that our lives may be impacted in ways as well. We will do our best to give you advance notice if we are impacted, but may not be able to do this due to the nature of COVID. We will all work together to get through these trying times.
Each appointment will be approximately 50-55 minutes in length. You will be responsible for letting me know at least 24 business hours in advance of any cancellation for a scheduled appointment. There are no fees charged for sessions cancelled in advance. However, you will be charged the regular session fee if you do not attend and do not call to cancel in advance within 24 hours of your scheduled visit. If your fee is being paid by another payer such as a community agency or insurance company, they will not be billed for such sessions and these fees will be solely your responsibility. On occasion, I may also have to cancel or reschedule sessions. In such cases, I will attempt to contact you at least 24 hours in advance whenever possible.
We live in an area where snow days are likely to happen. In the case of snow days, we will make every attempt to give you ample notice of canceling sessions. However, due to the weather, this may not always be possible. It may at times be appropriate to hold sessions via a telehealth platform, and when possible this will be the back up plan to continue sessions as planned.
Healing Roots Wellness Center has its own social media page on Facebook.. You can find articles and interesting posts on this format. Due to confidentiality and ethics, no one from the HRWC will be able to be “friends” with you on their personal accounts. This is to protect you. If you have more questions on this policy, feel free to ask us more about it in sessions so we can better explain the ethical issues involved.
We live in a day an age where utilizing services such as telehealth can create a safe and trusted environment to work through barriers like long commute times, work schedules and location. We use a number of security and backup measures to reasonably protect the confidentiality and existence of information and materials related to your teletherapy sessions. This includes the use of HIPAA-compliant video technology. We will use all reasonable efforts to maintain confidentiality and security in your information. For video sessions, your therapist will provide a link to join the session. There is not a requirement to install software; you will only need a good internet connection.