Shelly maintained an office practice in Naperville for over 40 years until the Covid Pandemic. He now continues practicing virtually through online sessions.
In addition to being convenient, Teletherapy seems to help with focusing the issues being discussed. Clients now can have their sessions from home or office, and even while taking a walk, parked in their car, on business trips and vacations. Couples can be in different locations and still have a session together. Those with physical challenges also may find online therapy easier to manage.
Teletherapy offers enhanced confidentiality. While visiting the therapist, there are no chance encounters with people who may know you, even casually. Those concerned with their public positions or reputation may find online therapy more comfortable than an office visit.
In Illinois, online therapy offered by recognized mental health professionals is accorded the same status for insurance purposes as are office visits.