What is Telepsychology (or Teletherapy)? Telepsychology refers to providing psychotherapy services remotely using telecommunications technologies, such as video conferencing or telephone. One of the benefits of telepsychology is that the client and clinician can engage in services without being in the same physical location. This can be helpful in ensuring continuity of care if the client or clinician moves to a different location, takes an extended vacation, or is otherwise unable to continue to meet in person. Currently, due to state-mandated COVID-19 precautions, it is a preferred method of psychotherapy for many.
Before starting Telepsychology Services, please make sure you have reviewed and signed the Informed Consent for Telepsychological Services.
How do I access Telepsychology Services with Dr. Long? You will need to contact Dr. Long or her administrative staff to arrange this service. Her office can be contacted at (509) 737-9009. You can have the Virtual Waiting Room Link emailed or texted to your preferred email/phone number.
What do I need to get started? Currently, Dr. Long is providing teletherapy services through a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based web service, Doxy.me. To access this service, you will need a computer with webcam or a smart phone with a camera. Please see below for an introduction and instructions on starting with doxy.me.
*Please note this page is currently under construction. More information will be added periodically. If you are receiving telepsychology services with Dr. Long, please contact her or her administrative staff at (509) 737-9009 with any questions you may have.