Tech Time: Clinicians employ teletherapy to meet with patients amid coronavirus pandemic

A virtual therapy alternative has proven vital for patients while isolating at home

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit Michigan, clinicians transitioned to teletherapy -- or virtual therapy sessions -- to continue working with their patients safely.

DETROIT – As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit in March, clinicians had to find ways to continue working with their patients while preventing the spread of the virus.

A number of clinicians now hold teletherapy sessions, meeting with their patients online from the comfort of their homes. Therapists like Dr. Reg Williams of the University of Michigan say the virtual alternative has been a useful resource amid the pandemic, and may even remain a popular choice once the threat of the virus is gone.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."