Can you use FaceTime for Therapy?

FaceTime is Apple’s amazing video chat app that comes free on Macs and iOS devices. Given that it’s ubiquitous with Mac and iOS users, it seems like it would be a great choice for online counseling. Unfortunately, it’s not. Modernize your therapy practice LEARN HOW Modernize your therapy practice LEARN HOW Supercharge your Therapy Practice […]

Is Skype HIPAA compliant? No, it’s not.

The question “Is Skype HIPAA compliant” comes up among therapists all the time. The bottom line is that Skype is not compliant. So if you’re a US based therapist, Skype therapy is a violation of the law. Google Hangouts is also not compliant. This may come as a shock or disappointment to those who have […]

Scare mongering, client privacy and the mental health counselor

At iCouch, we’re obsessive about security and privacy. Anyone in the health care field ought to be. While laws are important, especially to ensure the safety of patient information, the standard shouldn’t be simply following the law. The law represents a┬áminimum required level of protection, not the maximum. Of course, in the United States, there’s […]