Telepsychiatry allows you the option and convenience of having appointments with me by video-conference using your laptop, PC, tablet, or phone. The Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare reported in February 2003 that Telepsychiatry is as effective in treatment as seeing patients in the office.
Whether you live across state, are housebound by physical disabilities, suffer from severe anxiety, social phobia, fears, or are unable to drive due to loss of your vehicle or driver's license, Telepsychiatry opens the door for you to get access to mental health services. Some insurances will pay for the appointments. When they do not, you can still get the service as a self-pay client…or come here in person. The option is yours.
The State of Michigan allows me to provide these services to people who have a residence in this State. If you go on vacation, or as a student decide to go out of state for your education and keep your legal address in Michigan, then this option is available to you.
For those who live across state, having an appointment via Telepsychiatry can save you gas money and hours of travel time. As long as you have internet access, a laptop with a webcam and microphone, and you are alone where it is private, you could have your appointment with me from the comfort of your own home, private office, cottage, hotel, motel, or camper trailer.