Did you know that there's another option to cancelling your appointment? It's online video therapy. It's sometimes called tele-therapy or tele-medicine. Basically it's using some type of online video call to conduct a therapy session. Most insurance companies are not covering this modality yet, but several are doing test markets and (lucky you) Texas is often one of those test markets.
What is my opinion about tele-therapy? It has its pros and cons. I think it can be effective, but there's definitely an energy element missing from video sessions. In the room I can read body language and see facial expressions much more easily and as such, in-room sessions are much better modalities for family or couples counseling. On the other hand, if I've already met with someone in person and established a good working relationship, tele-therapy is a great way to maintain the consistency of meeting together even when the client is on travel.
Will tele-therapy ever replace going to the therapist's office? I hope not. One of the side-effects of the digital age is that people can connect with hundreds, even thousands of people online and yet they feel incredibly lonely anyway. The Bible tells us to not forsake meeting together. Is God just saying that to make our lives difficult? No, he designed us to need each other and there is a special kind of creativity, love, and truthfulness that comes from being in the same room together. Which creates a great healing opportunity. For where two or more are gathered, Christ is also.
So if your schedule is a little haywire and you can't make it to your therapy appointment, ask about scheduling a tele-therapy session. Your therapist might just be tech-savvy enough to make that happen, but don't think she's going to let you off the hook for those in-office sessions.