THERAPY MEETS TECHNOLOGY
THERAPY & TECHNOLOGY
Even though it might seem non-traditional, it is the most efficient and seamless way to develop advanced skills within the Counseling Health Field, while still being able to reach a wide range of generations in a way that helps everyone feel as comfortable as possible.
So even if you're not up to speed with all the advances in technology, we are here to help walk you through it or go the traditional paper and pen route! Just let us know what works best for you! We're prepared and happy to get you started with our services in either way!
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Aura Counseling and Wellness has been providing Telehealth Services since this option was approved by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in early 2019. This service helps individuals to obtain much needed mental health and substance use disorder services even if they are unable to or struggle with seeking in-person therapy services. We provide individual and group therapy from your location to ours. Our policies and procedures for Telehealth Services and the requirements to engage in this method of service delivery are outlined below.
What is Telehealth?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) define it as “a two-way, real-time interactive communication between a patient and a physician or practitioner at a distant site through tele-communications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and visual equipment.”
This means that all Telehealth Sessions will include an audio and video component. Aura Counseling and Wellness has a video conferencing platform that is secure and covers all client confidentiality requirements under HIPAA laws.
The OQ-Analyst system is widely considered the world’s gold standard routine outcome monitoring, web-based solution. OQ Measures provides us with adult and youth/adolescent outcome questionnaires. One of the benefits of the OQ Measures system is that it provides clinical support tools for our clinical staff - in real-time - so we can respond to, treat, and adjust each session as you move through therapy or treatment.
The OQ Measures system is a routine questionnaire that helps us to understand how your sense of well being changes over time, very much like a lab test or blood pressure measure answers questions about how someone’s physical health responds to treatment. It’s made up of 30-45 questions and takes about 5-7 minutes to complete. It provides helpful information about how you see yourself doing in areas such as mood, feelings, relationships or social problems and any other challenges that may be troubling you. Like a lab test, the OQ Measures provides helpful information that will help us keep track of how you are doing as we work together.
HOW OUR THERAPY MEETS TECHNOLOGY
Evidence-Based Therapy Services offer the most effective forms of therapy and treatment services to anyone using or participating in such programs and curriculum. At Aura Counseling and Wellness, we firmly believe in the use of these practices as a way to bring you the most up-to-date, effective, and client-focused therapy techniques.
The quality of the relationship between the client and therapist has been found to have a direct impact on how well the client does in treatment and your success after treatment. The OQ-Analyst system is designed for repeated measurement of client progress throughout therapy. The OQ Measures system can detect suicide, substance abuse, and workplace/school violence.
Aura Counseling and Wellness is motivated to help our clients develop the skills necessary to engage in our ever-changing community and feel confident while doing so.
As part of our Technology Meets Therapy program, we will be developing and offering a technology lab that provides access to computers and internet to assist you with a wide range of skills development to accomplish your goals of gaining and maintaining an understanding of technology, web-based job applications and resumes, basic computer skills, and other programs in a supportive and therapeutic environment.
Keep a look out for our upcoming Skills Development Groups, access to our computer lab, and other Life Skills programs specifically designed to align with your treatment and therapeutic goals! Our aim is to have this amazing program open in Summer 2020.
Contact us for more information or if you are interested in registering to be one of the first clients to take advantage of this one-of-a-kind program!