Welcome To Bright Pine Behavioral Health
Therapy and Psychological Testing Services for Children, Teens, and Adults in Clarkston, MI
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletin
During this time of heightened awareness of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, and its recent classification by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global pandemic, we want to let you know that many Health Insurance companies are beginning to cover Telehealth sessions.
Although, the overall threat to the general public and in the U.S. remains low, we should all approach this emerging threat to public health with an abundance of caution.
As of March 24th, due to the Governor’s directive, our therapists will continue to provide services ONLY via Telehealth appointments. Therefore, we strongly encourage everyone to call their Health Insurance Providers and ask them about their plan’s Telehealth coverage.
Getting Started With Telehealth
Call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask them if Telehealth is covered for Behavioral Health Therapy.
Through audio and video over the internet, you can meet with your clinician on-the-go from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device (iOS or Android) – it’s your choice!
Telehealth allows us to connect anywhere with secure and convenient appointments that save you time and hassle. There’s no need to deal with traffic when you can schedule and attend your appointments directly from a laptop or mobile device.
To participate in Telehealth appointments from your home, you will need one of the following devices:
- Desktop computer with a webcam, speakers, a 2.5 GHz processor, and 4 GB of RAM OR
- Laptop computer with built-in webcam and speakers, a 2.5 GHz processor, and 4 GB of RAM OR
- Tablet device with built-in webcam and speakers, OR
- Smartphone with at least iOS 10 or Android 7.0
(Note: To use a smartphone, you must first download Telehealth by SimplePractice – available for iOS or Android in the app store.)
- You will also need an internet connection that is at least 10mbps. For optimal results, a reliable, high-speed internet connection with a bandwidth of at least 10 mbps will minimize connection issues and provide the best quality.
If you plan to use a desktop or laptop, there is nothing to download prior to your appointment. Here are the steps to join:
Approximately 10 minutes before your appointment, you’ll receive an email appointment reminder.
Note: If you have already consented to receiving text and/or email reminders, you will continue to receive them for Telehealth appointments as well. For new clients, make sure you have provided your email and or mobile phone number so that I can enable email or text reminders.
Click the unique link embedded in the reminder. You may have to copy and paste the link into your web browser if clicking the link does not work. Your video call screen will now open in a new tab.
If you plan to use a mobile device, here are the steps to join:
- Download Telehealth by SimplePractice (for iOS or Android) in the app store. Approximately 10 minutes before your appointment, you should receive an email appointment reminder.
- Open the reminder email on your device and click the unique link. This will open the Telehealth by SimplePractice app.
- If I have already joined the call, you will see my face on the screen. If I have not, you will see yourself.
- When you are ready, click Join Video Call. This will take you straight into the video call.
Contact Your Therapist if you did not get the link so they can send it to you via email or secure messaging.
Appointments From Anywhere With Telehealth.
Safe, Secure, and HIPPA Compliant.
Our Continuous Demand For Excellence Is What Sets Us Apart From The Rest.
Welcome to Bright Pine Behavioral Health –
Dr. Kat Lewitzke PsyD LP is the Clinic Director focusing on providing accurate diagnostic results through psychological testing to children, adolescents, and adults in the state of Michigan.
She specializes in assessments of autism spectrum disorders, academic performance, ADHD, anxiety, depression, pre-surgical screenings, and more. Please click on this link for a full list of available testing services, therapy areas, and online screeners.
Dr. Kat started this practice with one goal in mind; to set the standard for superior service and care to everyone who walks through the doors of her local Clarkston, MI psychology office.
She has worked tirelessly putting together an unrivaled and talented group of therapy and testing specialists who all share the same vision of providing high quality and comprehensive care to their patients.
Equally as important, we are both proud and honored to be a frequently preferred provider of psychological testing and therapy services by a long list of local medical and academic professionals.
Conveniently located in Clarkston, MI in Northern Oakland County, we offer a variety of services which are administered by our local, compassionate and experienced therapists and psychologists.
Our progression through life is constantly interrupted by issues which are absolutely necessary to take time to work through, often with a professional. This is especially true when there is a strong will and desire to get back on the right track as fast and safely as possible. Here at Bright Pine Behavioral Health, we take a proactive approach as we view both the mind and body as the ultimate beacon of overall health. And that is why we make it our #1 priority to help you work past these inevitable interruptions, in a proper setting, towards a brighter future that we strongly feel everyone deserves.
Free Psychological Screeners
Our psychological screeners are completely confidential and free! Your results, complete with scores, are emailed to you immediately after completion. More Screeners Coming Soon!
Therapy Helps Build Stronger Relationships and Work Through Many of Life's Critical Issues.