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.

“The COVID-19 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.

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