Teletherapy Services

First Steps is dedicated to assisting our current and new clients via in-person or teletherapy modalities.
 

Teletherapy enables both new and established clients to work with clinicians conveniently and safely via a HIPAA compliant platform. We are accepting only Tele therapy patients who reside in the state of
Maryland

 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, First Steps is exclusively offering teletherapy services at this time. For your convenience, teletherapy services will continue to be available after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

What is teletherapy?
Teletherapy, also known as online therapy, e-therapy, or video therapy, is therapy delivered through a virtual platform via a computer, smart phone or tablet.


How Do Online Therapy Sessions Work?
Teletherapy sessions work the same way as traditional therapy sessions, however instead of meeting your provider at his/her office location, both parties will meet virtually via a HIPAA compliant video platform.


Is Teletherapy as Effective as Face to Face Therapy?
Similarly to in-person therapy, the effectiveness of teletherapy depends on the individual(s), their reasons for seeking therapy, and their commitment to engage and practice the skills and recommendations taught and assigned in sessions. Overall, research has concluded that teletherapy is just as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy. (Wagner, Horn and Maercker, 2013)


Benefits of Teletherapy for Patients

  • Teletherapy can offer greater flexibility and convenience than traditional face-to-face therapy. Because oftentimes, face-to-face therapy sessions are offered during limited office hours, it may be more difficult for people to find a convenient meeting time

  • Teletherapy allows clients the ability to meet in a comfortable, known environment. The process of going to a new environment to meet with a therapist can be a stressful one. Teletherapy alleviates this stress by allowing clients to meet with their therapist in the comfort of their own home or office location

Professional Supervision

Social work licensure - Page Morris is a board-approved supervisor for Licensed Graduate Social Workers seeking advanced licensure.

Case consultation - First Steps is available to collaborate on difficult and complex cases. We will assist you in the development of an appropriate treatment plan once accurate diagnosis has been accomplished. 

Corporate Consultation and Managerial Coaching 
 

First Steps’ Consultants are experts who are trained to solve complex problems, devise invaluable strategies and improve the financial and operational health of your organization. We help our clients solve specific problems as well as develop long-term strategies for improving chronic complaints and permanent problems.


Page Morris, having been the clinical leader for three of the largest behavioral health managed care organizations (MCOs) in the country, will approach your project with unique industry insight, problem solving abilities and logical objectivity.

Page Morris will leverage industry expertise and technical knowledge to help you improve business processes, executive strategies and organizational designs. Engaging all levels of client staff to understand capabilities, problems and previously unsuccessful solutions, Page Morris will formulate root causes and develop recommendations through actionable planning.
 

Coaching executives and training management to fulfill corporate missions and expand capabilities are crucial to delivering a superior product in a financially viable manner... all with excellent customer service.

 

Statement on COVID-19 and services for both new and existing clients. Read more.