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What is Online Therapeutics?

Online Therapeutics is a team of expert clinicians with many years’ experience in psychiatry, Online Counseling, neuroscience, treatment of Depression, Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, sleep, bereavement, and chronic pain and weight-management problems. We provide online services ("telepsychiatry") over the Internet, which have been shown to be very effective both clinically and economically, and which offer many advantages to both patients and clinicians.

Our services are secure, private and confidential, affordable (we accept most forms of insurance), covenient, and very effective. We are here to help.

What are the benefits?

Many persons live in under-served areas, or find it difficult to travel to a medical facility, or wish to retain their privacy in a treatment situation. Online services provide a very convenient and effective means of getting help, and are rapidly becoming a preferred alternative to physically traveling to a treatment facility.

Here is an informative article on the Benefits of Telepsychiatry
How does it work?

To set up an appointment, simply fill out the form provided, or telephone or email us. Sessions can be conducted by video-conferencing, or by telephone. For video, you need a small Webcam, which plugs into your computer and costs about $30, and has a built-in microphone. Most laptop computers now come with a built-in Webcam and microphone. The Webcam lets the clinician and you see and hear each other in real time, very much like being in the clinician’s office. To keep a video appointment, you simply click on the button in the Video Session tab to start the appointment at the specified time. There is no software to install.

How much does it cost?
The introductory session is free. Our fees are as follows: 1) $125 for a one-hour video consultation; 2) $85 for a 30-minute video consultation; 3) $65 for a 15-minute medications check; 4) $245 for a full diagnostic evaluation; and 5) $55 for a 15-30 minute telephone consultation. We will also arrange for other types of appointments, should the need arise. We prefer that you pay by PayPal or by credit-card for each session, but we are also set up to bill through Medicare and through Tricare. The federal government has recently greatly expanded its coverage of psychiatric and counseling services. The advantage to you of paying by PayPal or by credit-card is that no insurance company or other entity will ever have access to your records, and we do not have to enter a coded "mental disorder", as all insurance companies would otherwise require. We have set up the payment process to be as painless as possible. With a single click you can pay up-front, or you can have PayPal bill you later. If you have any questions, please use one of the forms provided to contact us.
Is it really effective?

Yes, very much so. (Please check out the “Links”, which contain information about some of the numerous studies that have shown the effectiveness of online mental health services.) We are very experienced clinicians, having worked in private practice and at major medical schools for many years, and having won numerous awards for clinical practice, research, and teaching. Virtually all of our patients have claimed that the online experience is superior to the experience of traveling to and waiting to be seen at a standard treatment facility. The sessions are totally private and secure, and all information is strictly privileged. The sessions are one-on-one, person-to-person, with sessions scheduled at the patient’s convenience and with no waiting time involved.

What about medications?

We are fully licensed and insured to dispense medications over the Internet in a number of different states. Some pain medications require the signature of a local physician, usually the family doctor, with whom we make the appropriate arrangements.

What is the down-side?

We have yet to encounter any significant difficulties or lack of effectiveness, compared to private practice. As with any doctor-patient interaction, the chief goals are to establish an enduring sense of trust, and the ability to come to terms with the challenges one faces.

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