As of March 2020, I have transitioned my full practice online for the duration of the pandemic. I provide the same private/confidential services as I did in my DC office. Here you will find a description of the service provided and more. You can SCHEDULE a videoconferencing appointment with me via email: DrCary@mac.com.
Tele-behavioral health, or the use of live online videoconferencing to provide consults and treatment, has a proven track record as being as effective as face-to-face psychotherapy. I have professionally used it in clinical research when I was on the faculty of Georgetown University Medical Center (circa 2000).
Many people are pleasantly surprised how well it works for them – especially when face-to-face visits are not available. However, it is a matter of personal preference. You’ll need to try it out to see for yourself.
The system I am using (Doxy.me) is HIPAA-compliant which means it’s secure and confidential. You do not need to register to use the site and they don’t keep your private data. I will send you a link to our private ‘waiting room’ and shortly thereafter, I’ll admit you into our visit. The above image shows what you will see. There is no recording involved.
At the end of the session, you will enter your credit card number (which I will not see and Doxy does not keep) to pay. It’s a simple and fast process. The platform that handles the credit card is known as Stripe.com.
If you would like specific information about how your state handles coverage of services during the Covid pandemic, please see this American Psychological Association page. It is regularly updated (I think by month).
If you would like to work online with me, first contact me by email (DrCary@mac.com) to schedule an appointment.
Please click on the consent form, sign it and either send it in an email or upload it during initial consult.
Also, please fill out the 2 page ‘Initial Information’ form and sign the authorization on the 2nd page. You can either send it to me in email or upload it during the initial consult.