RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Social distancing and quarantining yourself may seem like a lonely concept, but like phoning a friend, people can telephone a mental-health provider.
Tele-psychiatry is providing mental-health services through technology from a distance. This process utilizes secure portals for health-care professionals to communicate with patients, said Stacey Goldstein-Dwyer, owner of GD Psych Services in Rio Rancho.
Goldstein-Dwyer has used tele-psych in her practice before. She utilizes the service with other businesses to provide in-the-moment solutions to a problem, with patients from a long distance or with those who prefer tele-psych services.