As a result of Covid19, telehealth has revolutionized the way we access healthcare services and this transformation has extended into the delivery of EAP services.

An increasing number of mental health professionals who offer EAP incorporate telehealth to provide counselling services due to the numerous benefits it offers. In this article, we will explore 4 of these advantages and why you might like to consider trying telehealth counselling sessions instead of, or in combination with, in-person sessions.

1. Accessibility
One of the most significant advantages of telehealth for EAP services is the increased accessibility and convenience it offers. This is particularly true for people who can’t attend in-person appointments as they live too far away. Additionally, telehealth can also be a good option for people who are time poor or can’t make their usual in-person appointment as it eliminates the need for travel, reducing the time and cost associated with commuting to in-person appointments.

2. Reduced Stigma
Some individuals may feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about attending an EAP session in-person. Telehealth can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health care due to the increased distance and privacy offered by telehealth. This can help some people feel more comfortable about reaching out to their EAP for the support they need.

3. Continuity of Care
Telehealth promotes consistent and uninterrupted care for people. In situations where an individual moves or travels frequently, maintaining regular EAP counselling appointments can be challenging. With telehealth, counselling sessions can be ongoing, regardless of the person’s changing location.

4. Comfort and Familiarity
People often find comfort in familiar surroundings, and this comfort can contribute positively to therapy outcomes. By conducting EAP counselling sessions in a familiar environment, people may feel more relaxed and open, allowing them to get more out of their session.

To access an EAP telehealth appointment, all you need is a good internet connection and a private space. Ahead Psychology EAP uses a telehealth platform that provides a secure connection between your computer and your Psychologist’s computer.

The system is fully compliant for health care use, including HIPAA and GDPR compliance. There are no third parties involved, and the call is end-to-end encrypted. The system is designed so it isn’t possible for anyone to access or intercept your call. There is also no need to download any software as the session opens in your browser, and you can use the same link each time you have a telehealth appointment.

Please click here to book an EAP telehealth appointment with any of our Psychologists.