Business Profile: Synergy eTherapy of Maple Grove
Apr 17, 2017 06:30AM
● By Wendy Erlien
Synergy eTherapy owner Dr. Lisa Herman, PSY.D, L.P. (photo provided by Synergy eTherapy)
“We want people to know we're available and we're here.” - Dr. Lisa Herman
It was four years ago when Dr. Lisa Herman, PSY.D, L.P. decided to branch out from traditional therapy and begin Synergy eTherapy – a business providing online mental health therapy services.
A Minnesota native, Dr. Herman worked in New York for several years, before moving back to Minnesota in 2011 and into the Maple Grove community last year. “I love it [in Maple Grove],” she said. “It has more space, we love our neighborhood, our house - it really felt good to move back home and reestablish our roots near family.”
Bringing her business to Maple Grove during the move created an opportunity for her to continue to connect and help community members statewide.
“I wanted to integrate what I do to reach more people in Minnesota - to expand access and flexibility for people who are searching for counseling or therapy services,” she said, including as a private-pay service, it helps keep costs lower for patients.
In addition to Dr. Lisa Herman, PSY.D, L.P (photo above), Maple Grove therapist Andria Botzet, MA LAMFT (left) as well as Dr. Nicole Smith PSY.D., L.P are part of the Synergy eTherapy team - with a fourth therapist coming on board soon. All of the licensed providers have backgrounds in treating a variety of concerns as well as specialized areas of expertise, from treating anxiety and depression to relationship issues. Services include adult, individual, couples and family eTherapy.
“My passion is helping people break through barriers that may be holding them back,” Dr. Herman said. “We're very client-focused.” Flexible appointment times, including evening appointments, is just one of several barriers Synergy eTherapy is hoping break through."
Session times are offered for 30, 50, or 75 minutes - each with a different price point. A sliding-scale is available as well for individuals with a financial need. “It's an investment into you, your health, and peace of mind,” she said.
For those interested in learning more about Synergy eTherapy can visit their website here and fill out a form for a free 30-minute phone consultation. If it is a good fit, new clients receive a welcome email and access to the scheduling calendar. Each client has their own private login to the website, according to Dr. Herman, and secure phone text and website applications - all HIPAA compliant.
“I hope this is a way to bring something good to people's world. We want people to know we're available and we're here,” Dr. Herman said. “Having a virtual practice, we're bringing therapy to you. We're hoping to help improve wellness in our communities. It’s a private and confidential alternative option to traditional therapy...it's an investment in your well-being.”