Sovereign Health of Florida Offers eTherapy for Continued Care

The end of treatment isn’t really the end. It’s more of a transition.

When patients leave the structured, care-intensive world of treatment, they can begin to rebuild their lives. They search for new jobs, continue their education and reconnect in a positive way with friends and family. But treatment isn’t really over. Patients out on their own after a stay in treatment run serious risks of falling back into bad habits and harmful thought patterns. And the risks increase if they’re in an environment where treatment isn’t as readily available as it was while they were in treatment.

Sovereign Health’s telehealth option called eTherapy can help. Available for patients in the outpatient programs at our Fort Myers treatment facility, eTherapy is an internet-based telehealth treatment option where therapy is only a click away.

What Is eTherapy?

eTherapy is a telehealth video conferencing service that connects patients with a licensed clinician. Patients first log on to a secure, HIPAA-compliant website called Zoom. The program then opens a video chat service, through which patients can confer and work with a licensed clinician. From there, an eTherapy session functions similarly to a traditional session with a therapist.

The difference is in flexibility. Patients with a device capable of streaming video – a computer, tablet or smartphone – can receive therapy anywhere they can get access to the internet. Patients who are less comfortable in a traditional one-on-one session in an office can still receive therapy in the comfort of their own home. Patients are fully briefed on privacy considerations before starting the program.

The Advantages of eTherapy

Anyone going through therapy participates in talk therapy – or psychotherapy. Talk therapy teaches patients how to recognize the harmful thought patterns that can contribute to mental disorders and how to manage and avoid the drug cravings that can cause a relapse. However, for a patient exiting intensive treatment into an outpatient program, it’s not always easy to keep up with therapy sessions.

Participating in an outpatient program doesn’t mean the patient’s cured – it means that he or she has advanced in treatment. eTherapy provides these patients with the maximum amount of freedom in scheduling and continuing therapy. Additionally, eTherapy makes continuing care easier – by staying in contact with caregivers, patients have an even better chance of attaining a lasting, successful recovery.

Why Choose Sovereign Health?

Sovereign Health prides itself on being at the forefront of new treatment developments. Always searching for the best possible ways to help our patients, we make use of evidence-backed treatment modalities to heal our patients in mind and body. Our goal is a lasting, complete recovery for every patient in our care.

Patients at Fort Myers can receive treatment for mental health and substance use disorders in a pleasant, waterfront treatment center. If you’d like more information about our treatment options, eTherapy or the many other services Sovereign Health offers, please call our 24/7 helpline.

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