Recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic have motivated me to transition to an entirely virtual practice. I see patients in any state where I am licensed, which includes North Carolina, New York, and any PSYPACT state (currently 33 participating states).
I use a HIPAA-compliant platform that can be accessed by phone, iPad, or computer. No set-up needed; you simply click a link sent to you prior to the session. The same rules of confidentiality apply to virtual or phone sessions as face-to-face sessions.
Most individuals report that they find teletherapy to be as effective as an in-person office visit. Added benefits include that you will not have to spend time commuting to my office and the lack of school and available child-care will not prevent being able to attend regular therapy sessions. Also, in addition to convenience, people usually enjoy being able to complete appointments from the comfort of their home.
Thanks to recent technology improvements, the differences between the experience of a video session and a face-to-face session are negligible. If you are committed to improving, you will do well regardless of whether the sessions with your therapist are held in person or remotely.
I am a doctoral-level licensed psychologist in North Carolina; I have expertise in various evidence-based treatments for adults and am committed to providing scientifically validated interventions. I work with a diverse population, including trauma, insomnia, mood disorders, anxiety, and relationship problems. I take my work and clinical specializations seriously and continue to devote a considerable amount of time and effort to advance my training and professional development. For your convenience, my services are provided via telehealth.
Dr. Sara Michelson
Licensed Psychologist Chapel Hill N.C.