Everybody deserves privacy for a therapy session. In fact, your therapist will require it! Here are some tips to ensure privacy for your telehealth session.
- Use headphones
Headphones or ear buds will help to gain some privacy on at least one side of the conversation.
- Go for a walk
For a phone session, grab your headphones and go. Stretch your legs, and get some exercise and fresh air along the way.
- Sit in your car
I’ve noticed that many of my clients sit in the car, often in a park or favorite spot, but sometimes in the driveway or garage, or the parking lot at work. Please don’t drive during therapy, though, as both driving and therapy need your full attention, and you might feel too emotional for driving.
- Use the chat feature
If you have something to say that you don’t want to risk roommates, family members, or passersby hearing, utilize the chat feature in your therapy platform, or even to advise your therapist of your concern.
- Get a white noise machine
Therapists often use white noise machines outside their offices. They work to mask conversation between walls and doors. They are effective and not very expensive. Here is a link to a nice one.
- Ask for privacy
Be assertive with your family or housemate about your need for uninterrupted privacy. Remind them if necessary.
If you have concerns for your privacy, please discuss with your therapist.