Julie D. Bruno Psy.D.
My services also include the delivery of psychotherapy via the internet. People have come to know this form of therapy as e-Therapy, distance therapy, internet therapy, web therapy and Telepsych. This avenue of therapy can be a lifeline for those who have busy schedules, those who live in rural areas and those who find the cost of transportation a financial burden. In my practice, I use the VSee Telehealth App which is used by the US Military and NASA. Learn more about VSee Telehealth HIPPA compliant platform which uses encrypted technology to ensure your privacy.
However, despite the security of VSee Virtual Care Platform here are some extra safety measures you can take to safeguard your privacy:
• Always log out of your account if you use a computer at work or at the library
• Use a personal computer if possible
• Make sure payment forms are secure
• Have passcodes for your devices that you change every 90 days
• Don’t leave your computer out and open to others
• Ensure you are in a sound proof environment when conducting your session and uses earbuds or headphones
• Make sure you’re on a secure network that is password protected vs. public WiFi which is susceptible to cyber criminals
It is important that potential e-Therapy clients understand that not all insurance carriers cover e-Therapy and that each state has it’s own laws that govern the practice of e-Therapy. However, all therapists that advertise as e-Therapists should be licensed to practice in the state where the client lives most of the year. I have provided Florida’s Code of Ethics for Psychologists for your information.