Because it is important for us all to live safe, healthy & vital lives Dr. Padilla is offering services safely and securely through an encrypted HIPPA compliant online telehealth platform that allows for video sessions. For those less comfortable with online video therapy sessions, telephone sessions are available.
Unfortunately because of the growing public health concern of COVID-19, all in-person services & meetings are temporarily unavailable & will resume once COVID-19 is under consistent management reducing the risk of transmission. It is common that in-person sessions are preferred by both providers & clients. Though as a mental health care provider, it is Dr. Padilla's responsibility to her clients & their families, potential clients & the public to assist in reducing the spread of disease and to help educate and manage the psychological and physical effects of such a pandemic. Dr. Padilla appreciates your patience, effort & understanding in helping her and yourself to meet these universal goals.
Please keep in mind that while many insurance companies include telehealth video sessions in their covered services, not all insurance companies include telephone sessions, so it could be an undesired out-of-pocket expense. The American Psychological Association (APA) is currently advocating harder than ever to have this adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic to help ensure everyone who needs and seeks services aren't limited by uncovered expense through their insurance carrier.
Once your telehealth appointment is scheduled you will be given more specifics from Dr. Padilla.
For Detailed Instructions on How to Initiate Your Telehealth Session click the "How To Join My Telehealth Session" link below.
As part of your New Client Forms an informed consent thoroughly explains all of the known potential technological concerns associated with telecommunication services, including, but not limited to video, telephone, text, email, message, and apps.
Here is an example of the types of topics covered in this form:
Please look to the following for information about COVID-19 and how to reduce your risk of contracting and spreading this virus:
Kansas Department of Health guidelines:
The following are links to assist with managing stress and anxieties arising as a result of these uncertain times.
American Psychological Association: