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Developing a Therapeutic Working Alliance via Distance Counseling

Deciding to reach out to a therapist takes courage.  Deciding to engage in therapy using an online platform such as video takes courage times ten! You are literally inviting a therapist into your home or personal space. GULP! Where should you place the camera so that the therapist doesn’t notice the pile of unfolded laundry? […]

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5 Things All Therapists Should Know About Telemental Health

Telemental health adoption is moving at a rapid pace with federal and state mandates on board with supportive reimbursement structures and policies defining the appropriate uses of telemental health. Currently, 40 states provide reimbursement for telemental health through Medicare and Medicaid, and 23 states require commercial insurance plans to reimburse for telemental health.  As you […]

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How Therapy Can Help You Manage Stress

Though therapy has helped generations of people achieve their goals, lead meaningful relationships, and tackle life’s biggest challenges, its use remains somewhat stigmatized. Therapy isn’t for “crazy” people. It’s for people who have enough self-awareness to know that they need help to get life back on track. If you struggle with chronic stress, don’t pick […]

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Four Reasons to Consider a Workplace Wellness Program

In an increasingly cost-conscious society, it’s easy to dismiss workplace wellness programs—particularly those that target mental health—as little more than well-intentioned money-wasters. But Fortune 500 companies are increasingly offering mental health and substance abuse benefits, and some of the most successful companies offer the most extensive programs. IBM, for instance, offers employees additional compensation for […]

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Why Teletherapy during the Holidays?

By Ken Scroggs, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CEAP Access to counseling service makes a measurable difference during the holiday season for numerous reasons. The issues clients face during the holiday may result in a range of symptoms from moderate stress to overwhelming depression. We encourage therapists to review their client lists in preparation for the holiday, and […]

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5 Things All Therapists Should Know About Telemental Health

Telemental health adoption is moving at a rapid pace with federal and state mandates on board with supportive reimbursement structures and policies defining the appropriate uses of telemental health. Currently, 40 states provide reimbursement for telemental health through Medicare and Medicaid, and 23 states require commercial insurance plans to reimburse for telemental health.  As you […]

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Determining Which Patients or Clients Can Benefit From Teletherapy Over The Holiday

By Ken Scroggs, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CEAP Teletherapy services can save lives and improve mental fitness. Make your telephone and video conferencing services available over the holiday by evaluating your caseload against the following 3 client scenarios: 1. Reduce suicides: Ages 15 to 35. The CDC statistics reflects a suicide epidemic as it is the […]

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Getting Employees to Use Your Workplace Wellness Program: 4 Tips for Success

Ninety-two percent of large companies offer workplace wellness programs, with many smaller businesses endeavoring to start their own programs. SkyTherapist offers assistance to businesses that want to establish a wellness program, but we often hear the same complaint echoed over and over again: employees aren’t taking advantage of the program! If you want to get […]

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5 Simple Ways to Promote Wellness at Work  

When you contemplate workplace wellness, you might envision the mammoth-sized programs of giants such as Apple and Google. For most businesses, these sorts of programs are simply out of reach. This doesn’t mean your employees have to abandon their health every day when they walk through your doors. These five simple strategies can save your […]

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How Psychological Stress Affects Your Physical Health

SkyTherapist wants to be your one-stop shop for good mental health, pairing you with the therapist who can tackle the challenges you face head-on. Good mental health, though, does more than help stave off depression and anxiety. There’s no clear divide between the mind and body; indeed, treating the two as separate entities is outdated, […]

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