During COVID-19, we are offering teletherapy to new and existing clients.

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.

In light of ongoing developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), our clinics will remain closed until further notice during the California-wide stay-at-home policy, and all consult appointments and ongoing therapy sessions will take place via teletherapy.

There are a lot of changes to navigate during this unprecedented time, and we want to make sure you are supported in your mental health care journey. Below are some answers to commonly asked questions around continuing and starting care at Two Chairs.

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?

  • How will my privacy be protected?

  • Does my insurance cover teletherapy?

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

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.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to update this page with further information. 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.