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April 9, 2020 – For therapists, there’s an added challenge of building trust with their patients when there’s a digital barrier between them.  “So much of counseling has to do with body language, being physically present in the room, intonation,” Linde said. “Sometimes, that’s lost when you don’t have good internet connection, or one of you starts getting garbled.”

Locked-down America has become a country desperately in need of virtual therapy, but the health care system has been left scrambling to use telemedicine to help connect people with mental health professionals. “There is a mad scramble to shift mental health and addiction treatment services online,” said Al Guida, a lobbyist representing behavorial health providers. “The question becomes: during a period extreme economic challenge, how do we invest heavily in tele-mental health?” 



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