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.
If you’ve been around the internet for more than a minute, you’ve likely heard of Talkspace and BetterHelp. If you’re a practitioner, there is certainly an attraction to not having to source your own clients, however is the loss of autonomy worth it? What are the benefits and downsides to working as the therapy equivalent […]
What makes for a good online therapy platform? What are some of the key differences between systems? When you’re looking to add online therapy to your behavioral health practice, you’ll (rightfully) have a lot of questions. This article will help you learn how to cut through the marketing hype and understand the elements of a […]
It was about nine years ago that Jessica and I first started iCouch and during that time, online therapy went from a niche to a massive industry. We were there at the start — for a while, it was just iCouch and Breakthrough. Breakthrough has long ago been acquired and we’re still pushing forward. Finally, […]
What alternatives are available for the online therapist? What are the best mental health technology providers available? What’s the overall market looking like? What are the pros and cons of the different services available to a practitioner that wants to improve their practice with technology?
Teletherapy, online therapy, video therapy are more than just trends invented by some tech-addicted Millenials. They are proven, research-supported modes of therapy that can provide you with the opportunity to expand your practice and even reduce missed appointments.
At iCouch, we very frequently get asked by experienced and new therapists how to start an online therapy practice. This post is to provide a very simple answer to that question. If you want to read a more detailed post about how to add it to your existing practice, please read our post How to […]
[Editors Note: Since this post was written, the Quill decision has been overturned in South Dakota v. Wayfair, however, that ruling was overturned over issues relating to sales tax fairness and not over the core jurisdictional issues inherent in the Interstate Commerce Clause. In short, the Wayfair case doesn’t change the fundamental legal reasoning in this […]
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 […]
The Millennials. If any term drives marketers (and everyone else) bonkers, this is it. This generation, born roughly between 1981 and 2000 are the first generation to live much of their lives on the internet. Their lives are infused with technology much like a bay leaf flavors a sauce; it isn’t always as obvious as […]