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What is "telemental health"?

“Telemental health” means, in short remote mental health services with the therapist and client being in separate locations, and the services being delivered over electronic media.

Is telemental health right for me?

Telemental health can increase access to mental health services for clients who are home bound, lack transporation or access to consistent mental health care.  Even with those benefits, telemental health may not be a good fit for every client.  Each client is evaluated to make sure telemental health is both beneficial and a good fit.

How do I get started with telemental health appointments?

The first step is an initial client consultation to determine if telemental health is right for you.  Visit the 

Inspired Connections Secure Client Portal (click here) and request a New Client Initial Consultation appointment or call 314-991-0100 ext. 737. 

What equipment do I need to participate in a telemental health session?

Clients can use a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone for their telemental health sessions.  To participate in Telehealth appointments from your home, you will need one of the following devices:

  • Desktop computer with a webcam, speakers, a 2.5 GHz processor, and 4 GB of RAM OR

  • Laptop computer with built-in webcam and speakers, a 2.5 GHz processor, and 4 GB of RAM OR

  • Tablet device with built-in webcam and speakers, OR

  • Smartphone with at least iOS 11 or Android 7.0
    (Note: To use a smartphone, you must first download Telehealth by SimplePractice - available for iOS or Android in the app store.)

  • You will also need an internet connection that is at least 10mbps. For optimal results, a reliable, high-speed internet connection with a bandwidth of at least 10 mbps will minimize connection issues and provide the best quality.

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