Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic
The “Virtual Clinic” logo means the therapist is a member of Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic.
If you and your therapist feel that you might benefit from a consultation with a psychiatrist, the Virtual Clinic allows the therapist to work collaboratively with you, your primary care physician, and a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are medical doctors specializing in mental health issues. As medical doctors, psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals because they can prescribe medications and assist in making diagnoses.
The clinic is called a “Virtual Clinic” because the psychiatrist will only be present via video conferencing (like Skype, but confidential and secure). With your consent, the psychiatric consultation will occur in your therapist’s office, while your therapist is present in the room with you, and with everyone working as a team.