Steven Levenkron, M.S., one of our alumni, is a ground breaking and well-known psychotherapist specializing in anorexia, self-mutilation, OCD and sexual abuse. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction books which provide theoretical analyses in his areas of expertise. In a career that began in 1970, Levenkron has provided over sixty-thousand hours (and counting) of therapy, and boasts a 90% recovery rate for his patients.
Ray Barrett of Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC recently sat with Steven Levenkron to discuss his years of experience and the success he has experienced when using technology in his treatment of patients. Levenkron has found that abuse victims are more open when care is provided at a distance. When those clients find themselves alone and in a secure environment and at no physical risk from others, they tend to open more quickly and disclose to the provider - hence, care and treatment begin much faster. For abuse victims, non-verbal communication (such as email) is the most effective for opening up, followed by audio (telephone), and video conferencing. The least effective style of meetings for this clientele is same-location sessions.
Though located in New York City, Levenkron connects with his clients using videoconferencing, and is therefore able to serve those in need who live far beyond NYC and the tri-state area. His extensive and long-standing use of "teletherapy", or telemental health care, has not only proven to be extremely efficient and effective in treatment, but has also allowed Levenkron to continue to provide care for years well beyond what a provider would typically be able to do with regard to traditional in-office hours, commuting, etc.
This course was full of detailed information, that I will utilize in my practice. I highly recommend this training to all interested in adding to their existing practice or transitioning to Telehealth Services.
Class was informative.
This course was short yet informative.
Dust 2 Destiny Counseling & Wellness
Jacqueline Hayes, M.Ed., LPC, LMHP
Professional Counselor 4
State of LA
Ray was a wonderful, interactive instructor who really captured the heart of counseling in the world of Telehealth. The course was thorough and beneficial. Two thumbs up!
Licensed Professional Counselor
Ray does a spectacular job presenting the ethics in technology! Thank you!
Elaine Marie Barclay
Licensed Professional Counselor/ Assistant Professor
Shorter University/ Capella University
Very beneficial and useful to the direction i am moving of providing therapy
Linda Marie Margosian, MS, NCC, LMHC
I thought the video was very informative and gave me a good back ground on Telehealth , hippa laws and things I needed to know to run an ethical and hippa complent practice .
Director /private practitioner
Eating Disorder Associates
I believe this is a good course to take because this is the new wave of society. As a therapist I would like to be able to offer clients the best tools available.
Wihletta Michelle Davis MA, LPC
Find the Miracle Within...
Thank you for the introduction to telemental health.
This was an excellent class and worth my time. Ray provided great information and is clearly an expert in TMH!
Restoration Counselor of Atlanta, LLC
I found these courses informative and helpful. They make establishing best practices policies and procedures for telemental health services and supervising those who provide them. so much easier. I highly recommend his courses.
Nena Rybarczyk, MA, EMBA, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Strategies for Life Counseling, LLC
Ray's workshop was one of the most informative I have taken in years. He brought clarity to took a topic which has been intimidating and I left feeling empowered!
TRUDY POST SPRUNK, LMFT-S LPC CPCS RPT-S CPT-S EMD
Clinical Supervisor and Play Therapist
Georgia Association for Play Therapy