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Teletherapy at Two Chairs

Two Chairs is deeply committed to providing high-quality psychotherapy that is accessible and prioritizes the client-therapist relationship. Research shows that the quality of the match between you and your therapist is the best predictor of successful outcomes in care, so we tailor care to your needs, goals, and preferences through a unique matching system. Research also shows that teletherapy (i.e., therapy from a distance) can be as effective as in-person care in enabling a strong client-therapist relationship and achieving client goals, while expanding access to care.

Our teletherapy services are available to clients anywhere in California. However, due to cross-state licensing restrictions, we cannot offer care to new clients located outside of California at this time. Our clinics will remain closed until further notice, and all appointments will take place via teletherapy. When our clinics re-open, our clients will have the option of engaging in ongoing teletherapy, ongoing in-person care, or a combination of both.

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Today and going forward, we are committed to providing exceptional teletherapy as a critical component of our mission to provide access to high quality mental healthcare for all. And, we are committed to supporting you in bringing the therapy experience home, as an accessible and effective way to engage in care with a clinician who is a great fit for your needs, goals, and preferences.

To book your initial consult, click here. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our Care Coordination team at [email protected] or call them at (415) 202-5159 (you can reach a Care Coordinator directly from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm PT, Monday through Friday).

Two Chairs currently uses Google Meet to conduct secure video sessions. During your care, you will receive emails with “Virtual Appointment” in the subject line, from [email protected] These emails contain links to meet.google.com in the “Joining Info” section. Click or tap on your link to enter your session. Please ensure your device of choice meets the minimum system requirements for Google Meet.

For more details on teletherapy at Two Chairs, consult our FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is teletherapy effective? Or more specifically, how does teletherapy affect the therapeutic alliance?

  • I’ve never participated in teletherapy before. Do you have any guidance on what I should do to make it feel as comfortable as possible?

  • Do my out of network benefits include teletherapy coverage?

  • I’m interested in starting care with Two Chairs and I live in California—what do I do now?

  • How should I prepare for a virtual Couples Therapy session?

  • What are the minimum device and internet requirements for effective teletherapy?

  • How do I access my video session?

  • I can’t find my “Virtual Appointment” invitation

  • How can I get help in finding my Google Meet URL?

  • What if Google Meet doesn’t work with my device?

  • How will my privacy be protected?

As always, we are here to support you on your care journey. To begin therapy with us, you can book a consult here. If you have questions or concerns about teletherapy or your care, feel free to reach out to your clinician or our Care Coordination team, at [email protected] or (415) 202-5159.

Thank you for being a part of the Two Chairs community.

Additional Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency or crisis and needs immediate help, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Additional resources can be found here.

1Wagner, Horn, Marcker. (2013). Internet-based versus face-to-face cognitive-behavioral intervention for depression: A randomized controlled non-inferiority trial.

2Simpson, S.G., Reid, C.L. (2014). Therapeutic alliance in videoconferencing psychotherapy: A review. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 22, 280-299.