Dr. Berness is certified to provide telehealth services through PSYPACT certification. (Please note that not all states participate in PSYPACT. Please see this link for a current list of participating states https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap.) Telehealth sessions are held via HIPAA compliant video through the Simple Practice portal.
Please note that insurance may or may not cover telemedicine. Contact your insurance company directly to verify your coverage for an out of network provider using telemedicine for psychological services.
Steps for Having a Successful Telehealth Session:
Additional information for having a successful telehealth session will be provided in new patient forms. However, here are a few reminders.
You should receive an appointment reminder 24 hours prior to session. This reminder will contain a link for having a successful telehealth visit. If not, then please contact Dr. Berness at 908-907-0693.
With children, it is best to have a parent nearby in case we need assistance during the session.
Please make sure that you have a private place for conducting your session. It may be helpful to use a noise machine or app to have as background noise if finding a quiet place is difficult in your home.
This is your therapy session, and we want it to be as distraction free as possible. Put away your cell phone, take a deep breath, and commit to the session just as you would in person.
Conveniently located off of Rt. 206 in Princeton, NJ.