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Online Therapy

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Our therapists have the ability to provide Online Therapy. Because location isn’t a factor with online therapy, our therapists can offer this service over the internet to clients located both in the greater Denver area and throughout the state of Colorado. It is much like Skype or FaceTime except that the online therapy we offer is provided with greater privacy and security protections.

PLEASE NOTE: All of our online therapy intakes (first appointment sessions) must be set by our receptionist. To set up or inquire about how to arrange you first online therapy appointment, please call her Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5 pm, 303-986-4197.

What Is Online Therapy?

Online therapy is also known as eTherapy (or e-Therapy), teletherapy, video therapy, telehealth therapy, virtual therapy, and telemedicine therapy. Basically, teletherapy is therapy that is conducted via a two-way audio/video internet connection. Teletherapy technology is similar to Skype or FaceTime except that online therapy software used for teletherapy has privacy safeguards.

Is Online Therapy Covered by Insurance?

Teletherapy is covered by most insurance carriers to the same degree as face-to-face therapy. Unlike many teletherapists, our licensed therapists accept insurance coverages of all kinds.

Please read this post for more information.

If you are interested in getting online therapy, please select one of the two options just below.

Option 1 Is for Online Therapy Covered by Private Insurers

We provide teletherapy for people covered by various insurers, including Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, United (or Optum), Aetna, and Humana.

Click the blue button just below (Insurance Tele-Therapists) to go to a page where you can see our online therapists and possibly even self- schedule an online therapy appointment 24/7.

Online Therapists Who Accept Insurance
Option 2 Is for Online Therapy Covered by Medicaid

At this time we accept only those people covered by Colorado Access Medicaid and Anthem Medicaid. Don’t worry if you don’t know your coverage: The name of the mental health carrier is rarely stated on Colorado Medicaid (Colorado Health First) cards. We can help you verify coverage before your first teletherapy session.

Click the blue button just below to go to a page where you can see our Medicaid online therapists and possibly even self- schedule an online therapy appointment 24/7.

Medicaid Online Therapists
Why Choose Teletherapy Over Traditional Therapy?

People work with online therapists for many reasons. Removing drive time and time in traffic is a common reason to seek help from online therapists. This can save money, too, by doing so, and it’s much easier for those without transportation or who have mobility challenges.

Online therapy may provided therapy access to some people living in rural areas or other places where access to therapists is unavailable. Some people simply prefer the digital climate to a face-to-face setting.

Teletherapy provides benefits similar to those of traditional therapy except that it is conducted from one computer screen to another rather than in person. Although it is a somewhat new therapy service, it is convenient, easily accessible, and cost-effective…and saves time as well.

Is Online Therapy Secure?

Is my personal information secure with online therapy? It’s difficult to absolutely guarantee online privacy, so it’s important to choose a therapist who says that his or her online therapy platform is “HIPAA compliant” (i.e., in compliance with Colorado tele-therapy guidelines for internet security).

You may wish to verify the credentials of your online therapist by asking for the therapist’s license number.

More online therapy information may be found at the American Psychological Association.