When Your Therapist Is Only A Click Away

Dr. Heath Canfield, a psychiatrist in Colorado Springs, works with some patients through Skype, wearing a headset.

Since telepsychiatry was introduced decades ago, video conferencing has been an increasingly accepted way to reach patients in hospitals, prisons, veterans’ health care facilities and rural clinics — all supervised sites.

But today Skype, and encrypted digital software through third-party sites like CaliforniaLiveVisit.com, have made online private practice accessible for a broader swath of patients, including those who shun office treatment or who simply like the convenience of therapy on the fly.

Go here for the rest of this New York Times article.  I would love to know your feed back to this form of therapeutic interaction.

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