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Virtual Therapy

Dr. Hansen is now offering Virtual Therapy through theralink, a secure HIPAA-compliant online meeting service. It’s a good solution for busy people, or those who need additional privacy.

 At this time, she is only licensed to offer this service in Florida.  

What is virtual therapy?

It is a prescheduled session (just like you schedule an in person session) for 45-50 minutes where you video chat on a secure, HIPAA compliant platform with Dr. Hansen.  It is just like a therapy session where you go to her office, but you are not in her office. She maintains the same confidentiality in a teletherapy session as she does an in-person session.  

 What are the benefits?

  • Higher level of confidentiality

  • More flexibility in scheduling for you as you do not have to consider commute time

  • Ability to receive services if you cannot travel to her office 

  • Can do joint session with someone not local (ie co-parents who live in different parts of the state)

What do I need to know before I do a session?

It is important that you are in a confidential, private location.  No one is allowed in the room with you (i.e. don't be in a coffee shop during your session).  Make sure you are set up on theralink with an account and your video camera and microphone are working. 

You will need to have a working computer, or tablet device. High speed internet is recommended. We recommend conducting your session on a private personal password-protected network for your confidentiality.

Can I go ahead and schedule a virtual therapy session?

You must email or talk to Dr. Hansen first.  Dr. Hansen prefers to meet all clients first in-person to establish the doctor/patient relationship before the virtual therapy begins.