BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Traditionally, seeing a therapist or a psychiatrist involved physically leaving your home and meeting with someone in person. But now talking with a professional is as easy as pressing a button on your computer.
Through a website called inpathy.com, people can access mental and behavioral health care online through a video chat. It’s been shown to be clinically effective for things like therapy, counseling, medication management and psychiatrist assessment. It works for a wide range of ages including children.
Behavioral health professionals like therapists are able to basically deliver the same face to face service they would in person, except instead it’s through a live video chat on a computer screen.
“Because you’re accessing providers that are licensed in your state but might not necessarily be physically within your community, a patient has better opportunity to access providers in a more timely fashion or they might be able to access them in a more convenient fashion often times services like this are available to a patient from the comfort of their home,” said Scott Baker, InSight Telepsychiatry Business Innovations Manager.
Another benefit is people can also access the services during nights and weekends.
For more information go to https://inpathy.com/