Whether you prefer virtual therapy, want to see your therapist in person, or do a little bit of both, we’ve designed every experience to make sure you feel safe and comfortable. Explore our clinics and learn more about hybrid care at Two Chairs below.
Convenient sessions that work for you
We’ve designed a unique hybrid care model to offer ultimate flexibility for clients and therapists alike. Each session, choose between therapy from the comfort of your home, or in-person at one of our thoughtfully designed clinics.
Hybrid care allows for a combination of virtual and in-person sessions for Two Chairs clients who are located near one of our clinics, and would like the option to connect with their therapist in person. With hybrid care, our goal is to help each Two Chairs client find the right therapist and the right setting for therapy — whether that’s from the comfort of your home, or in one of our beautiful clinics.
If you’re interested in starting hybrid care at Two Chairs, the first step is to book your matching appointment, where you can let us know your preferences.
Please note: All matching appointments and first therapy sessions at Two Chairs are held virtually. Until we have fully reopened our clinics following temporary closures due to COVID-19, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to meet with a therapist in person. This will be up to you and your therapist to decide during your first therapy session. If you prefer to begin therapy when we fully reopen, we'll be able to match you with an in-person clinician based on your schedule.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Two Chairs Care Coordination Team at (415) 202-5159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m interested in starting virtual therapy at Two Chairs. What do I do now?
Virtual or teletherapy offers an accessible and effective way to get started in care with a therapist who is a great fit for your needs, goals, and preferences. Two Chairs currently offers teletherapy to clients located anywhere in California, Florida, or Washington. To get started, book your matching appointment.
If you have any questions about starting care at Two Chairs, please contact our Care Coordination Team at (415) 202-5159 or email@example.com.
Is virtual therapy, or teletherapy, effective?
The short answer is — yes. Teletherapy (particularly over video) has been shown to be as effective as in-person care for a variety of conditions, including PTSD, General Anxiety Disorder, Insomnia, and Eating Disorders.
At Two Chairs, we know that a strong relationship between the client and therapist, also known as the therapeutic alliance, is essential for therapy to be effective. Studies conducted across five different countries show that a strong therapeutic alliance can be developed through tele-based sessions. In fact, when comparing alliance scores for our client-therapist dyads at Two Chairs, we haven’t found a difference between in-person and teletherapy sessions. Both are effective, and when both are available, we work with each client to consider the choice between teletherapy and in-person care, and identify which form of care is the right fit for their goals and preferences.
There are many things you can do to make sure the therapeutic alliance remains strong as you transition to teletherapy—or if you're just starting therapy, there are many steps you can take to build a strong relationship with your therapist from the start in a digital setting.
I’m interested in starting in-person therapy at Two Chairs. What do I do now?
Two Chairs has several beautiful clinics across the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Seattle for clients who prefer in-person therapy. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the health of our clients and clinicians, we temporarily closed our clinics, and we are now in the process of reopening them.
Until we have fully reopened, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to meet with a therapist in person. This will be up to you and your therapist to decide during your first therapy session.