Telepsychiatry Specialist

Marc H. Epstein, DO

Adult Psychiatrist & Addiction Specialist located in Greenwich Village, New York, NY

In a world where global communications are improving almost every day, it should come as no surprise that the field of psychiatry has a found a use for this new technology through telepsychiatry. Psychiatrist Marc H. Epstein, DO, understands that it’s not always possible to make it to his Greenwich Village, New York City office, which is why he offers video sessions, allowing you to choose the discreet treatment setting of your choice. To learn more about telepsychiatry, call 347-244-7693 to book an appointment.

Telepsychiatry Q & A

What is telepsychiatry?

With telepsychiatry, Dr. Epstein is available to you through secure video e-visits and telephone calls if you’re unable to make it to his office. The doctor makes sure that these remote treatment sessions are HIPAA-compliant, which means they’re protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

While one-on-one sessions are always best for addressing your problems, Dr. Epstein understands that it’s not always possible to get to his office and he wants to ensure that he’s available to you through whatever means necessary.

Dr. Epstein schedules his telepsychiatry sessions as he would an in-person session so that he can give you his undivided attention without interruption. His telepsychiatry sessions last as long as normal sessions do, which typically run from 60-75 minutes, depending upon your situation.

Why would I need telepsychiatry?

There are many reasons why you might opt for telepsychiatry, including:

  • You travel frequently
  • You’re unable to get out of your house
  • You don’t have enough time to go in-person
  • You’d prefer to conduct your treatment in a discreet setting

As a psychiatrist, Dr. Epstein understands the challenges that face those who are suffering from a mental disorder and may not be able to make the trip to see him. If you’re simply unable to make it in person, for whatever reason, Dr. Epstein is still available to you through e-visits.

What conditions are treated with telepsychiatry?

Thanks to advanced communications, including video conferencing, Dr. Epstein treats a number of problems with telepsychiatry, including:

  • Major depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Opioid addiction
  • Alcoholism
  • Substance use disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

A large part of what Dr. Epstein provides is psychotherapy, which in layman’s terms means talk therapy. Because of this, Dr. Epstein is still able to offer the necessary therapy for your condition using telecommunication.

For your part, you should be sure that you have a strong enough internet connection to conduct a remote therapy session. You should also make every attempt to have these sessions somewhere where you won’t be interrupted or where there isn’t a lot of distraction. The key to your ultimate success is discussing your thoughts, emotions, and problems with Dr. Epstein and you shouldn’t let a faulty connection or dog barking get in the way of your work.

If you’d like to explore your options in telepsychiatry, call Marc H. Epstein, DO, at 347-244-7693 to book an appointment.