One of the greatest benefits to receiving TeleHealth Therapy is in the ability to maintain a therapeutic relationship with a counselor regardless of physical proximity. Flexibility in client and counselor schedules is also an advantage of TeleHealth Therapy. Many patients find an increased sense of comfort engaging in therapy from a familiar place such as home or work. In addition, client also find it easier to disclose personal information through an online format.
I utilize a HIPPA-complaint platform called doxy.me to meet patients online. You will need to have access to a compatible device (computer, ipad, etc.) with internet and audio/visual capabilities.
Online therapy waiting room: https://doxy.me/michaelborstlmhc
If you experience technical difficulties during an online session, please contact me directly at (515.240.9474).
TeleHealth Therapy is not appropriate for everyone and certainly not in some situations. Consider seeking traditional mental health treatment in office for the following reasons:
1. If you are having thoughts of harming yourself (e.g. suicidal thoughts) or someone else (e.g. violent thoughts towards others) or psychotic symptoms. Please call 911 or 1-800-SUICIDE, which is the National Suicide Hotline.
2. If you are in an abusive or violent relationship.
3. If you have been seriously depressed.
4. If you have serious substance abuse dependence.
A wellness coach is different from a therapist in that a therapist deals mainly in the areas of mental illness and often takes insurance to treat clients. However, a wellness coach focuses more on the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the client that may be interfering with specific life goals.
Through positive support and encouragement clients at BCS can work with a wellness coach to find motivation and tools in order to reach their physical and emotional health goals. A wellness coach will outline steps needed to accomplish your overall goals and be there every step of the way offering suggestions, guidance and accountability.
At BCS we strive to help our clients go to the next level in their life! You can start today by going to the 'contact page' and requesting this service.
Below is at list of our coaching packages. You can also ask about packages that fit your financial needs. Sessions are 60 minutes and can be in office or designated place of your choice. An additional travel charge may apply depending on location. Services are paid in advance before they begin. Ask about a complimentary phone session to see if this service is right for you.
3 sessions for $450.00
6 sessions for $750.00
10 sessions for $1000.00