Telehealth Services Malibu

During COVID-19, we have alternated to providing telehealth services in Malibu in order to protect your safety as well as our staff’s until it’s safe to launch back into in-person meetings. Clients can interact with our clinicians via video conferencing from their homes or a private place. Telemedicine is available for psychotherapy and psychiatry (medication management). Our experienced team of mental health providers is committed to offering thoughtful and thorough care for patients during this difficult time. We will work with you to design and manage a personalized treatment plan. Our office staff are working remotely as well and are always available to assist you.

While many of our patients are quite accustomed with different forms of telecommunication, we understand that for others there can be a bit of an adjustment. In our experience, almost everyone has been able to find a way to feel comfortable and benefit from our services provided online. While some people choose to have their sessions over the phone, most patients and providers find that having a video connection better facilitates the therapeutic process. Also, insurance companies all have policies that cover telepsychiatry and teletherapy conducted using video, but will not offer reimbursement for a phone appointment.

We’ve also compiled a page with a range of helpful coping resources that we’ll be updating over time. Please click the button below to access it.

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The Federal Government has temporarily eased requirements for telemedicine during this crisis and is permitting telehealth meetings with patients via Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype and other online platforms. We will be transitioning telehealth services with our clinicians to using RingCentral Meetings, a HIPAA-compliant secure app on your computer or phone. It’s very easy to use, and you only have to download it once to be able connect quickly online for all future sessions. Hali or Jonna in our virtual “front office” are available to answer any questions you may have about using RingCentral Meetings.

To download the RingCentral Meetings app for your device:

1) Visit the secure RingCentral website: https://www.ringcentral.com/apps/rc-meetings (opens in new tab).

2) Toward the top of the page, click on “Download for PC” or click the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate option for your device.

Malibu Teletherapy

Blue Sky Psychiatry is using Malibu teletherapy to continue to provide our clients with efficient psychotherapy services, including family therapy, couples therapy and individual counseling.

Living alone under normal conditions has a range of benefits. But social distancing can magnify problems connected with loneliness like anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse.

Living with other family members or roommates can present various challenges. The fear of COVID-19 can amplify any problems that may have been manageable before having to shelter in place.

For couples, marital issues, parenting obstacles, and financial difficulties can increase conflict. Having everyone at home all the time makes it hard to maintain privacy. Issues with drug abuse and domestic violence can become worse by not having the usual supports and distractions.

Blue Sky Psychiatry provides teletherapy near Malibu.

Teenagers’ job is to distinguish themselves from their families and gain more independence. They usually test boundaries and try to spend as much time as they can with friends. Teens have difficulty recognizing their own vulnerability and adhering to strict social distancing rules. They may test parental limits, leading to greater conflict.

Blue Sky Psychiatry provides teletherapy near Malibu.

Malibu Teletherapy

Blue Sky Psychiatry is using Malibu teletherapy to continue to provide our clients with efficient psychotherapy services, including family therapy, couples therapy and individual counseling.

Living alone under normal conditions has a range of benefits. But social distancing can magnify problems connected with loneliness like anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse.

Living with other family members or roommates can present various challenges. The fear of COVID-19 can amplify any problems that may have been manageable before having to shelter in place.

For couples, marital issues, parenting obstacles, and financial difficulties can increase conflict. Having everyone at home all the time makes it hard to maintain privacy. Issues with drug abuse and domestic violence can become worse by not having the usual supports and distractions.

Teenagers’ job is to distinguish themselves from their families and gain more independence. They usually test boundaries and try to spend as much time as they can with friends. Teens have difficulty recognizing their own vulnerability and adhering to strict social distancing rules. They may test parental limits, leading to greater conflict.

Telepsychiatry near Malibu is very convenient for patients to use at home.

Telepsychiatry Malibu

Our medication prescribers are continuing to provide efficient psychiatric diagnostic services and psychopharmacologic monitoring through Malibu telepsychiatry for our patients.

During this time of social distancing and facing the chance of serious illness, many of the issues people were already struggling with have progressed. When loneliness, marital stress, domestic violence, sleep problems, addiction, financial problems, and other challenging family issues become too difficult to manage in spite of your best efforts and psychotherapeutic interventions, medication can become a vital part of your treatment plan. Sometimes medication plans that have previously been effective need to be modified during these increasingly stressful times.

Telepsychiatry near Malibu is very convenient for patients to use at home.

Telepsychiatry Malibu

Our medication prescribers are continuing to provide efficient psychiatric diagnostic services and psychopharmacologic monitoring through Malibu telepsychiatry for our patients.

During this time of social distancing and facing the chance of serious illness, many of the issues people were already struggling with have progressed. When loneliness, marital stress, domestic violence, sleep problems, addiction, financial problems, and other challenging family issues become too difficult to manage in spite of your best efforts and psychotherapeutic interventions, medication can become a vital part of your treatment plan. Sometimes medication plans that have previously been effective need to be modified during these increasingly stressful times.

Directions for RingCentral Meetings

RingCentral Meetings is available for individuals as well as for couples and families. Please note that each meeting participant can access the meeting on a device of his or her choosing.

When you contact us to schedule your telehealth appointment, please let Hali or Jonna know which phone number(s) or email address(es) to use.

To Connect by Phone or Tablet:

Download the RingCentral Meetings app ahead of time from the Apple App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android). You can use this link: https://www.ringcentral.com/apps/rc-meetings.

Your provider will send you a text for access at the time of the meeting.

To Connect by Desktop or Laptop Computer:

Please download RingCentral Meetings ahead of time by opening up the link below, clicking on the blue button to the right that says: “Download for PC”, or clicking on the downward arrow next to that button and clicking on: “Download for Mac”.

https://www.ringcentral.com/apps/rc-meetings

Your provider will send you an email at the time of the meeting with a link to open it.

Help is just one click or call away.

Request an appointment with our providers online, or by calling (818) 756-0050.