As telehealth boomed during the pandemic, the demand for remote mental health treatment also surged. Startups quickly popped up to help fill that void, and they were very well-funded by Silicon Valley and Wall Street. But, interestingly now, the actual quality of care is coming under scrutiny, as companies are quickly turning their focus to advertising, growth and profit.
Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, family clinical psychologist of Hartstein Psychologist Services, joins the Mental Health Check on NBC News Now, where she discusses the rise and demand of online therapy during the pandemic and how this has been both an amazing and worrisome option for mental health services.
Watch now as Dr. Jen talks about why this can be a problem when it comes to mental health treatment and the varied online options that are now available to patients.