Gaggle Launches Teletherapy Service
Gaggle has launched
a new service called Gaggle Therapy. The service connects students
with licensed counselors in their state for teletherapy.
According to the
company, once a school counselor identifies a student in need of
teletherapy, Gaggle reaches out to the family of the student to
explain the program, obtain consent, and send a link for a secure
teletherapy session. Therapy sessions are weekly and last 45 minutes.
Weekend and evening sessions are available, and students can log in
from home or school.
pandemic has created a perfect storm, combining rising rates of
depression and anxiety with a lack of resources to address those
issues,” said Jeff Patterson, Gaggle’s founder and CEO. “School
counseling departments are often understaffed, so school counselors
need help with providing immediate or ongoing mental health care to
students. That’s why we’ve launched Gaggle Therapy.”
“Therapy can have
a number of positive outcomes for students, such as helping them
develop effective communication skills, improve interpersonal
relationships, and learn conflict resolution skills,” said Dr. Aida
Vazin, a therapist with Gaggle Therapy. “Students are full of
untapped potential. By addressing their mental health needs early,
school districts can nurture that potential and empower students to
be successful in school and in life.” Further information can be
found at gaggle.net.