How does teletherapy work?

You can use any device with internet connection — your phone, tablet or computer. If you have ever used video call apps such as What’sApp, Skype or FaceTime the process is similar. The difference is that you do not need additional software because you use your client portal account to access your appointment.

We use a HIPAA-compliant video software that allows two way video. Appointments are the same length as your in-person sessions and are scheduled in the same way by scheduling an appointment and selecting an online instead of in person office visit. Sessions must be conducted in a quiet, private space, without interruptions just as if you were in the therapy office.

Florida residents seeking therapy for depression, anxiety, boundaries, life issues, or specialized services for NT/AS marriages and support can now access these services online! You simply register and schedule your appointment online and select Dr. Claribel Severson as your provider registration verification here Florida Registration Verification.. No need to download special software. The day of your appointment you just log in and select your appointment. It’s that simple!

To find out how to log in to your therapy session download step-by-step instructions here teletherapy instructions.

Is it covered by insurance?
Insurances may cover teletherapy sessions if both video and audio features are used; co-pays and deductibles still apply. You should contact your insurance to determine benefits. Register for an account here, complete the forms and schedule today!

COVID-19 Update: Governor Walz has mandated that all insurances cover teletherapy during the pandemic.
Centers for Disease Control COVID-19
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19