Why Online Therapy

Come discover the many benefits for your students & program.

Online therapy is effective, affordable and people like it.

Whether you are looking for Speech TherapyOccupational Therapy (OT)Physical Therapy (PT)School Psychology, or Mental Health (Social Work, Counseling, Behavioral Intervention, Assessments, etc), there’s never been a better time to get them.

Online therapy (also known as tele-therapy, Telehealth, telemedicine, or tele-practice) is backed by decades of research, but has only recently started to grow in its application and popularity.  If you’re like most educators, you might still be a little bit unfamiliar with the processes, quality and benefits of this type of therapy.  As such, we would expect that you might have some questions and even reservations about trying something new.  Specifically, many are interested in its efficacy, affordability, as well as student, parent and public perception.

An Integrated Solution is the right way to go because onsite and online therapists together can bring more cost efficiency, greater efficacy, and greater student outcomes.  In some cases, staffing your school or district 100% with online therapists is the only or best option, and we can do that too.

It’s effective.

Backed by a large body of research.

Our Method is backed by an ever-growing body of academic research. In fact, well over 100 studies from accredited universities and research organizations have concluded that online therapy is not only effective, but also produces similar, if not highly competitive outcomes compared to onsite therapy.

Compliant to all of the same requirements as onsite therapy.

The use of tele-practice does not remove any existing responsibilities in delivering services, including adherence to the various codes of ethics, scopes of practice, state and federal laws (e.g., licensure, HIPAA, etc.), as well as policy documents on professional practices. Therefore, the quality of services delivered via tele-practice must be consistent with the quality of services delivered face-to-face.

Recognized as an acceptable and viable form of treatment.

In 2015, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) clarified their policy on reimbursement for telemedicine services, clearing the way for each state to reimburse for telemedicine services that have parity with face-to-face services. So far, 28 states have approved Medicaid reimbursement for the delivery of related services online. As the efficacy of online therapy continues to bear out, this number will likely and rapidly increase.

Endorsed by many leading national organizations.

The US Dept of Health & Resources, the Mayo Clinic, the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the Stuttering Foundation, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

Approved by a rapidly growing number of schools and districts.

Online therapy is here to stay. Every year, more and more schools and districts from all over the country are going with online therapy services. Some are just looking to fill vacancies, but a growing number are seeking the unique advantages that enable them to expand their capabilities and improve their overall performance with eLuma.