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    Hybrid Telehealth Service Area – Short Hills, NJ

    The Good Life Center for Mental Health is now offering therapeutic services through a hybrid telehealth option in Short Hills, New Jersey area. Treatment is primarily delivered through telehealth sessions and clients can elect to meet with their therapist for additional in-person meetings in the community. This will allow clients to experientially practice the skills learned during telehealth sessions. The in-person hybrid add-on option can enhance clients’ therapeutic experiences by enabling them to receive support and feedback from their therapist while practicing skills and confronting challenges in everyday real-life situations. This option also provides clients with opportunities to have some in-person contact with their therapist, while benefiting from the flexibility of telehealth.

    The hybrid option can be particularly useful in the treatment of certain difficulties. For anxiety, in-person therapist community meetings provide a stage for exposure. Exposure is often a component of treatment for social anxiety, performance anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In these instances, treatment involves facing situations that are intimidating or trigger anxiety responses. Therapist in-person support can help clients test their ability to accept rejection, manage negative self-talk, confront fears and put catastrophic expectations to rest.

    The hybrid option can also be useful in the treatment of depression and self-esteem difficulties. For these types of challenges, meeting with a therapist in a community setting can help unmotivated clients participate in positive and rewarding activities. In these instances, the therapist can be an invaluable resource for increasing involvement in pleasurable activities that are consistent with clients’ values.

    In-person meetings with a therapist in the community may also be helpful for clients who wish to enhance social skill development. In these instances, the therapist can model and provide step-by-step feedback during real-life encounters to enhance skill acquisition and implementation.

    For this service area, hybrid telehealth services are available in Short Hills (07078), Millburn (07041, 07039), Summit (07091, 07901, 07902), Chatham (07928, 07078), Madison (07940), Springfield (07081), Union (07033, 07083, 07088, 07208), Maplewood (07040, 07052, 07079), Vauxhall (07088) , Mountainside (07092), New Providence (07901, 07974), Livingston (07039), and Florham Park (07932, 07940).