The world of online therapy is emerging quickly and there are a lot of tools out there to make this easier, and most importantly, secure. The AAMFT which I am a member of recently sent us out emails about a service they endorse, Therapy Hosting. This is just one of many, and even I at one point last year was in conversation with a technology company about creating an online tool for therapy that I had outlined.
One thing that stood out to me was this exchange of Q & A:
TO: How do you get therapists to participate?
A: We have a log of providers who are interested.
TO: How do you qualify them?
A: We only get licenses medical therapists and make sure to authenticate all professionals.
In the emerging online world of counseling and therapy it can be quite difficult to authenticate people’s credentials, while many are just plain practicing without credentials. So it will be interesting to see how this does.
I’m going to test out this tool for a little bit and blog about it some more.
For a more in-depth analysis of the company and tool, check out the post, TC50: Have You Considered Tele-Psychiatry? Schedule a Session with Breakthrough.