Therapy by Skype?
November 15, 2011 4:47 PM Subscribe
Asking for a friend: Therapy options for a wheelchair-bound person in a tiny town in central Texas? (Skype or phone, maybe?)
posted by Alterscape to health & fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
An online contact of mine is in her late 20s and is wheelchair-bound (paralyzed from the waist down, has been her whole life). She is having trouble both getting the support she needs to become more self-sufficient, and with getting the motivation to seek same support. I suggested that she seek therapy since she's exhibiting at least some symptoms of depression, but she's currently unable to drive and her family seems unwilling to regularly transport her. She's on Medicaid, I believe, but I'm unsure what that provides in terms of psychology/therapy support.
I know at least one other person in my social network regularly participates in therapy via Skype, but that's with a local therapist who she also visits in an office. I know almost nothing about Texas or about finding therapists if one isn't in a large metro area, especially when one is unemployed/on medicaid. What sorts of options might she have available that neither of us know about? Are there therapists who would be willing to provide services (almost) entirely via phone/videoconference, at rates that are manageable?
I don't want to give her exact location in the thread, but it's a very small town in central TX (southwest of DFW) and several hours by car away from any large city.