We know how difficult it can be to find a clinician who is skilled in providing effective treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety and related conditions. With the goal of making treatment accessible to all, we offer confidential, online, video-based therapy. This is similar to Skype or FaceTime and is typically referred to as Telemental health. We provide this confidential service for the following conditions:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (all subtypes)
With the exception of Kaiser Permanente Health Insurance, Portland Anxiety Clinic is an out-of-network provider and payment is due from the client at time of service. Many insurance plans reimburse for therapy services received from out-of-network providers, including telemental Heath services. If you would like to submit claims for reimbursement, please contact your health insurance company before beginning treatment and ask the following:
Every state in the US has its own laws regulating the practice of psychotherapy. States all limit the practice of psychotherapy to clinicians licensed in their specific state. At the Portland Anxiety Clinic, our clinicians are able to legally provide telemental health services in:
There are often fewer legal restrictions for treatment of clients living outside the US because many countries do not regulate the practice of psychotherapy. If you live outside the US and are interested in telemental health services, please contact us. We will verify if we are able to work with you.
Telemental health is a great option for individuals who:
Telemental health is a not an appropriate option for individuals who are:
There is substantial research evidence supporting the use of telemental health for the treatment of OCD, anxiety, and related conditions. Included below are a few examples, out of the hundreds of research studies available, that support the efficacy of telemental health:
Wolters, L. H., op de Beek, V., Weidle, B., & Skokauskas, N. (2017). How can technology enhance cognitive behavioral therapy: the case of pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. BMC psychiatry, 17(1), 226.
Carlbring, P., Andersson, G., Cuijpers, P., Riper, H., & Hedman-Lagerlöf, E. (2018). Internet-based vs. face-to-face cognitive behavior therapy for psychiatric and somatic disorders: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 47(1), 1-18.
Wootton, B. M. (2016). Remote cognitive–behavior therapy for obsessive–compulsive symptoms: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 43, 103-113.
Patel, S. R., Wheaton, M. G., Andersson, E., Rück, C., Schmidt, A. B., La Lima, C. N., … & Simpson, H. B. (2018). Acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in new york. Behavior therapy, 49(4), 631-641.
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