Teletherapy for Shawnee County, KS

Photo of Jim Lance Woodward, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jim Lance Woodward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I treat people who suffer from panic disorders (and many other problems) with cognitive-behavioral therapy. I've studied 6 years of CBT at the Menninger Foundation and I have also studied at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Panic is basically a "false alarm". Panic happens when a person's body is producing powerful fight or flight chemicals at the wrong time. The body responds as if there is an emergency when there is no physical threat. The intense changes in heart rate and breathing etc. become subject to catastrophic misinterpretations, like "I'm dying" or "I'm losing control". These scary thoughts produce even more chemicals.
I treat people who suffer from panic disorders (and many other problems) with cognitive-behavioral therapy. I've studied 6 years of CBT at the Menninger Foundation and I have also studied at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Panic is basically a "false alarm". Panic happens when a person's body is producing powerful fight or flight chemicals at the wrong time. The body responds as if there is an emergency when there is no physical threat. The intense changes in heart rate and breathing etc. become subject to catastrophic misinterpretations, like "I'm dying" or "I'm losing control". These scary thoughts produce even more chemicals.
(785) 322-8592 View (785) 322-8592
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Morgan Thorn Grey
Counselor, LCPC, ExAT, IQM
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66603
The tension in your chest is there again. You can hardly catch your breath. So much to do! Your mind is racing and you feel like you are drowning. Even the smallest things are irritating. You just yelled at your son for spilling a drink, and now feel terrible about it. You missed another assignment at work because you’re so distracted. Confidence is at an all-time low. “I can’t do anything right,” you tell yourself. You know something needs to change, but you’re paralyzed by anxiety. Overthinking every choice until you can’t take any action. It’s gotten to the point where you just want to stay in bed, avoid everyone, and give up.
The tension in your chest is there again. You can hardly catch your breath. So much to do! Your mind is racing and you feel like you are drowning. Even the smallest things are irritating. You just yelled at your son for spilling a drink, and now feel terrible about it. You missed another assignment at work because you’re so distracted. Confidence is at an all-time low. “I can’t do anything right,” you tell yourself. You know something needs to change, but you’re paralyzed by anxiety. Overthinking every choice until you can’t take any action. It’s gotten to the point where you just want to stay in bed, avoid everyone, and give up.
(785) 261-9068 View (785) 261-9068
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Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC, LPC, LIMHP
Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LIMHP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614  (Online Only)
Anxiety & OCD take many forms. A fear of contamination, discomfort when something is out of order, distress that you might act on a harming/sexual thought, fear that you are a bad person or will be punished by a higher being, blasphemous thoughts that shake your faith, or fears you are responsible for something bad happening. Anxiety can look like worries about the future, fear of embarrassment, health anxiety, panic attacks, hair pulling and skin picking, or wondering if you're good enough. If any of this sounds familiar, my practice may be a good fit for you, as I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and BFRBs.
Anxiety & OCD take many forms. A fear of contamination, discomfort when something is out of order, distress that you might act on a harming/sexual thought, fear that you are a bad person or will be punished by a higher being, blasphemous thoughts that shake your faith, or fears you are responsible for something bad happening. Anxiety can look like worries about the future, fear of embarrassment, health anxiety, panic attacks, hair pulling and skin picking, or wondering if you're good enough. If any of this sounds familiar, my practice may be a good fit for you, as I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, and BFRBs.
(785) 477-9117 View (785) 477-9117
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Ashley Patrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66606  (Online Only)
Motherhood is beautiful; but from pregnancy to parenting, it’s not easy. Maybe you're holding your baby, wondering why you don’t feel “happy” yet. You’re afraid of not being "good enough" and you feel overwhelmed as you try to survive without sleep. Your expectations around labor and birth did not go to plan and you feel a loss that others don’t understand. Maybe you're pregnant now; filled with hormones, fear, and anxiety about the transition ahead. You want to prepare but don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re struggling to get pregnant, questioning and measuring everything, angry and afraid of hearing the word "infertility".
Motherhood is beautiful; but from pregnancy to parenting, it’s not easy. Maybe you're holding your baby, wondering why you don’t feel “happy” yet. You’re afraid of not being "good enough" and you feel overwhelmed as you try to survive without sleep. Your expectations around labor and birth did not go to plan and you feel a loss that others don’t understand. Maybe you're pregnant now; filled with hormones, fear, and anxiety about the transition ahead. You want to prepare but don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re struggling to get pregnant, questioning and measuring everything, angry and afraid of hearing the word "infertility".
(785) 384-5756 View (785) 384-5756
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Emma Alhezayen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66611
Emma Alhezayen completed her Master of Social Work degree from Washburn University and she is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW). Her specialized training includes Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), clinical assessments, Master DSM-5 Key Changes, neuroscience, and treating Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Since 2017, Emma has been completing coursework to obtain her Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) credentials and will receive her license in 2020. In addition, Ms. Alhezayen is working on her Doctorate in Psychology, PsyD with an emphasis on psychotherapy and counseling.
Emma Alhezayen completed her Master of Social Work degree from Washburn University and she is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW). Her specialized training includes Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), clinical assessments, Master DSM-5 Key Changes, neuroscience, and treating Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Since 2017, Emma has been completing coursework to obtain her Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) credentials and will receive her license in 2020. In addition, Ms. Alhezayen is working on her Doctorate in Psychology, PsyD with an emphasis on psychotherapy and counseling.
(785) 504-1621 View (785) 504-1621
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Terra Marie Prescott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
Auburn, KS 66402  (Online Only)
It is important I get to know you and what brings you to therapy. I want to meet you where you are at in your journey. I will offer therapy approaches and explain what I would recommend. We work together and I welcome your expert feedback about what is working and what is not. Therapy is not a linear journey. It can have ups and downs. I will be there to support you through it. I am inquisitive with clients. I often reflect what I hear so you can explore your truths. It is together we will embark on a journey to find peace and relief in your life.
It is important I get to know you and what brings you to therapy. I want to meet you where you are at in your journey. I will offer therapy approaches and explain what I would recommend. We work together and I welcome your expert feedback about what is working and what is not. Therapy is not a linear journey. It can have ups and downs. I will be there to support you through it. I am inquisitive with clients. I often reflect what I hear so you can explore your truths. It is together we will embark on a journey to find peace and relief in your life.
(785) 384-6269 View (785) 384-6269
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Timothy Erin Rush
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66604
We can overcome what holds us back. Overcoming OCD and other personal challenges led me into the counseling field, and my commitment is to help you develop and implement your own unique process of renovation, healing, and change. While reaching out for help may be difficult and create feelings of vulnerability, it is often the necessary first step on one of life's most important journeys--the journey of uncovering and maximizing your potential. Based on personal experience, I believe that the rewards are likely to exceed the feelings of risk.
We can overcome what holds us back. Overcoming OCD and other personal challenges led me into the counseling field, and my commitment is to help you develop and implement your own unique process of renovation, healing, and change. While reaching out for help may be difficult and create feelings of vulnerability, it is often the necessary first step on one of life's most important journeys--the journey of uncovering and maximizing your potential. Based on personal experience, I believe that the rewards are likely to exceed the feelings of risk.
(785) 975-8180 View (785) 975-8180
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Porscha Oesterreich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
As we go through life it can be challenging and stressful. There are so many pressures that cause a person to feel like giving up hope, feeling disconnected, unmotivated, alone, fearful, and even scared. I am here to help people discover and develop skills to address those hardships and not feel so alone.
As we go through life it can be challenging and stressful. There are so many pressures that cause a person to feel like giving up hope, feeling disconnected, unmotivated, alone, fearful, and even scared. I am here to help people discover and develop skills to address those hardships and not feel so alone.
(785) 377-5566 View (785) 377-5566
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Kathleen Hunter Levy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I love to help people begin again to get healthy, well and strong. Whether they are coming through a physical or mental illness, divorce, grief or other life transition, being knocked down in any way, requires support to get back up and start again. I am support.
I love to help people begin again to get healthy, well and strong. Whether they are coming through a physical or mental illness, divorce, grief or other life transition, being knocked down in any way, requires support to get back up and start again. I am support.
(785) 392-6549 View (785) 392-6549
Photo of Jason Gardner, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jason Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
If you have found my page, you or someone you know are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger or some other stressor. Therapy is useful as it will help you develop new ways to manage these issues especially in the way you think about them. Helping people learn about themselves and grow is my passion. Discarding old patterns of behavior/thinking and developing new one's will be the primary goal while working together. I find this to be very exciting and somewhat challenging but definitely worth all the effort in the end.
If you have found my page, you or someone you know are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger or some other stressor. Therapy is useful as it will help you develop new ways to manage these issues especially in the way you think about them. Helping people learn about themselves and grow is my passion. Discarding old patterns of behavior/thinking and developing new one's will be the primary goal while working together. I find this to be very exciting and somewhat challenging but definitely worth all the effort in the end.
(785) 859-4330 View (785) 859-4330
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Bryan Beaty
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Hi! I’m Bryan. My hope is to provide clients with a supportive and safe environment where they feel comfortable to explore and understand thoughts and feelings that may arise through life. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-worth, life changes, and trauma. You may be handling these difficulties in ways that are not satisfying or that impact your relationships. Whether you are a teenager struggling to make meaningful relationships, a young adult starting with new changes in life, or a survivor of trauma looking for a safe place to heal, I am here to help.
Hi! I’m Bryan. My hope is to provide clients with a supportive and safe environment where they feel comfortable to explore and understand thoughts and feelings that may arise through life. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-worth, life changes, and trauma. You may be handling these difficulties in ways that are not satisfying or that impact your relationships. Whether you are a teenager struggling to make meaningful relationships, a young adult starting with new changes in life, or a survivor of trauma looking for a safe place to heal, I am here to help.
(785) 264-5850 View (785) 264-5850
Photo of Angela D McClain, LCPC, LCAC, LIMHP, LPC, LMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Angela D McClain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCAC, LIMHP, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
Welcome. So glad you stopped by :) Feeling challenged, depressive, anxious, or unsupported? If so, I'd feel privileged to walk alongside you in your journey of self-discovery & healing. I'm extremely passionate about working w/ my clients & believe my passion shines through, creating an effective, empathetic therapeutic relationship. I am highly skilled in anxiety, mood, personality, anxiety, addiction disorders, PTSD, and relationship challenges. Too often, we don't place our well-being as a priority, but we SHOULD, because it WILL make a difference in your life. My focus is ALWAYS on YOU b/c YOU are who matters the most!!! :)
Welcome. So glad you stopped by :) Feeling challenged, depressive, anxious, or unsupported? If so, I'd feel privileged to walk alongside you in your journey of self-discovery & healing. I'm extremely passionate about working w/ my clients & believe my passion shines through, creating an effective, empathetic therapeutic relationship. I am highly skilled in anxiety, mood, personality, anxiety, addiction disorders, PTSD, and relationship challenges. Too often, we don't place our well-being as a priority, but we SHOULD, because it WILL make a difference in your life. My focus is ALWAYS on YOU b/c YOU are who matters the most!!! :)
(785) 337-4586 View (785) 337-4586
Photo of Will DelToro, LSCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Will DelToro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
I am a licensed clinical social worker with years of experience working with adults, teens, couples, and families using therapy to address a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger problems, bipolar disorder, athletic performance, marriage/relationship issues, parenting challenges, family dynamic issues, trauma, grief & loss, substance abuse, ADHD, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behaviors.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with years of experience working with adults, teens, couples, and families using therapy to address a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger problems, bipolar disorder, athletic performance, marriage/relationship issues, parenting challenges, family dynamic issues, trauma, grief & loss, substance abuse, ADHD, suicidal ideation, and self-harm behaviors.
(785) 264-4621 View (785) 264-4621
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Ryan Kemp-Pappan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCAC, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66604
I am a middle-aged, punk rock contemplative with the ability to connect with just about anyone. If you are looking for a therapist that provides honesty, a kind ear, and an inexhaustible belief in the human spirit's ability to grow and change, then I may just be the therapist you have been looking for. I believe that all of us are able to awaken our truest and healthiest self. I believe that the path towards our truest and healthiest self is diverse and fluid. I believe that life is an opportunity to learn, grow, connect, and suffer well as we venture towards our truest and healthiest self.
I am a middle-aged, punk rock contemplative with the ability to connect with just about anyone. If you are looking for a therapist that provides honesty, a kind ear, and an inexhaustible belief in the human spirit's ability to grow and change, then I may just be the therapist you have been looking for. I believe that all of us are able to awaken our truest and healthiest self. I believe that the path towards our truest and healthiest self is diverse and fluid. I believe that life is an opportunity to learn, grow, connect, and suffer well as we venture towards our truest and healthiest self.
(785) 264-4116 View (785) 264-4116
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Meghan West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66618  (Online Only)
Meghan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, Meghan will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and General Psychotherapy. Many people benefit from the use of different modalities. Meghan is known for being a good listener, caring, sensitive, and enthusiastic.
Meghan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, Meghan will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and General Psychotherapy. Many people benefit from the use of different modalities. Meghan is known for being a good listener, caring, sensitive, and enthusiastic.
(785) 322-9229 View (785) 322-9229
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Troy M Fay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has years of experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Mood Disorders, Marriage/Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Spiritual Issues, Elderly Issues, ADHD, and Behavior Issues in Children,
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has years of experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Mood Disorders, Marriage/Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Spiritual Issues, Elderly Issues, ADHD, and Behavior Issues in Children,
(785) 322-9487 View (785) 322-9487
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Mitchell A Skidmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66611
Do you feel unsure of who you are now? Perhaps you are going through a transition in your life and trying to understand how to get along. Maybe you feel like you aren’t yourself because of intense, persistent feelings of some kind. Maybe your past is dragging you down. Maybe your relationships at home, work, or in your community are not as satisfying as you wish they could be. You’re starting to think, you need an outside perspective; It’s hard to sort through this alone. These thoughts have got you asking, “Will psychotherapy help? Can it really change things? Is it worth it?”
Do you feel unsure of who you are now? Perhaps you are going through a transition in your life and trying to understand how to get along. Maybe you feel like you aren’t yourself because of intense, persistent feelings of some kind. Maybe your past is dragging you down. Maybe your relationships at home, work, or in your community are not as satisfying as you wish they could be. You’re starting to think, you need an outside perspective; It’s hard to sort through this alone. These thoughts have got you asking, “Will psychotherapy help? Can it really change things? Is it worth it?”
(785) 384-8691 View (785) 384-8691
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Wendy Bair-Loehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Wendy has 20+ years experience in mental health. A graduate of Grinnell College and KU School of Social Welfare, Wendy has vast experience working in both rural and metropolitan communities. Having worked with individuals with chronic mental illness, eating disorders, addiction and trauma at Menninger, Wendy went on to broaden her skills to include extensive work in anxiety, depressive and behavioral disorders in Kansas City. There, she also provided treatment for people who had experienced workplace violence and airline accidents.
PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. Wendy has 20+ years experience in mental health. A graduate of Grinnell College and KU School of Social Welfare, Wendy has vast experience working in both rural and metropolitan communities. Having worked with individuals with chronic mental illness, eating disorders, addiction and trauma at Menninger, Wendy went on to broaden her skills to include extensive work in anxiety, depressive and behavioral disorders in Kansas City. There, she also provided treatment for people who had experienced workplace violence and airline accidents.
(785) 325-4256 View (785) 325-4256
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Aíne Nevar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66610  (Online Only)
I am available to clients who desire improvement in their moods, lives and relationships. You who are curious about emotional self-mastery and improved thinking, learning ways to purposefully create that which you are desiring. My approach encourages self-awareness, learning to identify and focus on positive aspects in oneself, others, and in life experiences. You will learn how your thoughts and emotions are interconnected and ways to purposefully create/manifest that which you desire. Happiness, self-love, less worry, more joy. Improved relationships, parenting, and clarity in your vocation. It starts and ends with you.
I am available to clients who desire improvement in their moods, lives and relationships. You who are curious about emotional self-mastery and improved thinking, learning ways to purposefully create that which you are desiring. My approach encourages self-awareness, learning to identify and focus on positive aspects in oneself, others, and in life experiences. You will learn how your thoughts and emotions are interconnected and ways to purposefully create/manifest that which you desire. Happiness, self-love, less worry, more joy. Improved relationships, parenting, and clarity in your vocation. It starts and ends with you.
(785) 264-4573 View (785) 264-4573
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Mindi Kessler
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I am the author of the book Cycle Breaker: A Guide to Transcending Childhood Trauma. In my work with clients, I use what I have learned as a trauma therapist for 25 years to support people who want to get unstuck and create a life they love. Most people don’t realize they have suffered childhood trauma, but are confused why they are angry, anxious, depressed and have unfulfilling relationships. I help people connect the dots between their current struggles and their unprocessed wounds from the past. I don't just help people with symptoms, I help them get to the root cause of their suffering, so they can enjoy sustainable change.
I am the author of the book Cycle Breaker: A Guide to Transcending Childhood Trauma. In my work with clients, I use what I have learned as a trauma therapist for 25 years to support people who want to get unstuck and create a life they love. Most people don’t realize they have suffered childhood trauma, but are confused why they are angry, anxious, depressed and have unfulfilling relationships. I help people connect the dots between their current struggles and their unprocessed wounds from the past. I don't just help people with symptoms, I help them get to the root cause of their suffering, so they can enjoy sustainable change.
(785) 608-3321 View (785) 608-3321

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Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.