Seeking Out Therapy Through Telepsychology

Dr. Samuel Lustgarten discusses the experiences of persons seeking out mental health services through telepsychology. He acknowledges the pros and cons of different mediums for telepsychology services as well as where to look for psychologists who offer telepsychology services.


Samuel Lustgarten, PhD

Samuel Lustgarten, PhD, is an assistant clinical professor in counseling psychology and assistant director of the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work has centered on technology in psychology, specifically examining the ethical and legal considerations. Dr. Lustgarten’s research has been published in American Psychologist, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Additionally, he serves as a consultant and educator for providers interested in utilizing technology in their service delivery.

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This podcast—moderated by Dr. Daniel Elchert—is part of a series that covers topics of interest for consumers who would like to learn more about psychology. These episodes are intended for general information and discussion purposes only and do not provide formal recommendations or clinical advice. Please consult with a licensed professional for your mental health concerns.

Dr. Elchert recently completed his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa, where he also earned a master’s degree in educational measurement and statistics. He completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Michigan State University and currently lives in the Washington, DC, area.