What is message based therapy?
Receive support and feedback in between sessions with message based therapy, sometimes called “text therapy“. Message based therapy functions to complement video or in person sessions. If you enroll in the the message based therapy package, a video session every 4-6 weeks will be required. This mode of therapy is ideal for a patient who is in the maintenance stage of therapy. In other words, it won’t work well if you are currently in crisis or in a heightened state of distress. If a crisis does occur, we will simply increase the frequency of your video sessions to weekly or bi-weekly (depending on the severity of the distress), until the crisis has resolved. This is a wonderful way to “keep tabs” on your mental health and have a quick go to solution if life becomes more challenging at times (which, of course, happens to everyone!).
How does text therapy work?
Message based therapy, or text therapy, support is conducted through a secure, HIPAA compliant messaging system within my practice platform, called SimplePractice. You may message me up to 15 times per month and I will respond within 24 hours (on business days). I will be available to you if you find yourself in a pinch, need to process something quickly, just have to vent, or need guidance. Having an unbiased sounding board at your disposal to navigate your day-to-day challenges, yes please!
Is message based therapy secure and private?
This mode of therapy can’t be a stand alone service, so we’ll both need to be diligent in assessing your therapeutic needs along the way and build trust in our therapeutic relationship, to make adjustments to your therapy schedule as needed. JTS is so excited to offer this service, with today’s technology and security standards. Imagine being able to quickly check in with your therapist on a daily life stressor or event, receive a prompt response, and stay on track for making the life changes you have worked on in therapy.
The cost for message based therapy is $500 per month, which includes your required video session, at a discount. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about this service. Call today to see if you’d be a fit for message based therapy!