From The Washington Post: “A fundamental change is happening, and we should never turn back. Not only have states and private insurance companies dropped burdensome rules that blocked “teletherapy,” but mental-health professionals are experimenting with new ways of caring for their patients, with exciting and gratifying results.
The mental-health system can seem designed to be as inaccessible as possible. Therapy can feel like an out-of-reach luxury for people who work long hours or have child-care issues, which is just about everybody. Federal data shows that the majority of those who could use mental-health services don’t receive them. With teletherapy, the system now has the potential capacity and flexibility to meet more people on their own time.”