Welcome Myrtle Means, November's featured Provider of the Month!
Myrtle Means turned to thera-LINK for the same reason as so many others - she was in search of a safe, reliable telehealth video platform that would allow her to see clients outside of her office location. Myrtle originally practiced in Georgia, but when she moved to Michigan she wanted a secure way to continue to see her Georgia clients. Her commitment to her clients and her work is an inspirational to us all. We are honored to support Myrtle's telehealth therapy practice as she extends her passion and expertise to clients in both Georgia and Michigan!
What is your name and the name of your practice? How long have you been in practice?Myrtle C. Means, PhD PC, and I have been practicing for twenty years.
What do you do for fun? What hobbies do you do? Tell us about you outside of your "provider" role. :)I enjoy time with friends, cooking and traveling the world.
Favorite Book?Thats a tough one. I listen to three to four audiobooks a week. I enjoy certain authors like J.A. Jance and James Patterson.
Favorite TV Show/Movie?Again, a tough one! I like dramas. General Hospital is the show I have been following the longest.
Where do you practice (state, etc..) and what areas do you specialize in?I practice in MI and GA, I specialize in human sexuality.
Why did you go into your profession?I was raised by the circus is my fun answer. I wanted to understand some of my own family dynamics and assist others who may have had similar challenges.
What are you passionate about in your practice?I am passionate about teaching people how to love, with self love being the priority.
How long have you been doing online sessions with your clients?I have been doing online sessions since May of 2017.
Why did you start using thera-LINK to see clients?I moved to Georgia from Michigan and I wanted to maintain my Michigan practice.
Do your clients find that online sessions offer them similar results as coming in to an office? Do they prefer online sessions or in office? Was it a difficult adjustment for them?
I believe the relationship is the tool of change. The computer allows me to establish a relationship just in a different way. In the words of one of my clients, "it was seamless".
What would you tell someone just starting out with an online option for their clients? Any tips/tricks or things you've learned along the way?Be patient with the process and understand that technology is flawed just like people. Always have your devices with you because you never know when you might need them - I always keep a back up!
Where do you work from mostly? (i.e. home office, beach :), actual office where you see clients in person as well?)I see clients from my home office and offsite office.
Did you purchase any new equipment when you embarked in an online practice? Either way, what do you use for your sessions? (i.e. laptop/tablet, webcam, headset, big monitor)I use an iMac at home and a Macbook Pro on the road. If all else fails, I have my iPhone.
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