UMSS20 Student Profile: Lindsey Lagerstrom

Lindsey Lagerstrom, Psychology
Telemental Health Care From the Perspective of Maine Mental Health Professionals
Mentored by Fayeza Ahmed

Lindsey Lagerstrom is assessing telemental health care from the perspective of mental health professionals practicing in Maine. She views the strengths and weaknesses in this rising technology through survey research.

“Telemental health care, videoconferencing with a mental health professional for assessment and psychotherapeutic utility, has been proposed as a solution to the challenges of accessing care in the rural US,” says Lagerstrom. “For those who live in rural communities, access to mental health services is most likely limited and, as a result of treatment disparities, poorer treatment outcomes occur more often.”