Things have changed drastically for mental health professionals across the country, especially in our area of Westchester County, NY. The rapid spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused many mental health therapists and other wellness professionals to move their practices to online platforms.
Telehealth for mental health is vastly helpful, but can make specific therapies, such an EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) a bit trickier.
Simple Practice is offering a free 30 day trial (affiliate link) for anyone who wants to try it out.
The reason why I love this platform specifically for EMDR is due to the screen share option. This makes it easier to use a virtual EMDR lightbar, such as remotEMDR, with clients.
Simple Practice is also HIPAA compliant, which is of high importance, especially when working with trauma survivors. Although the HIPPA compliant requirement has been waived during coronavirus, other platforms, such as Zoom's non-HIPAA version, have been getting hacked, and sometimes with disturbing images that can be very activating, especially for trauma survivors.
For more information on how to use EMDR virtually, view this article.