For many years, people have internally and mentally struggled –
and not sought help from a therapist.
Perhaps they didn’t feel comfortable leaving their home. Perhaps they were concerned about anonymity. Perhaps they couldn’t find the therapist that was a perfect fit for them.
Now, that doesn’t have to be the case.
Enter: Online Therapy
No you can get help online, in the comfort of your own home or office.
Online therapy is a lot more appealing as it offers you an easier way to speak to a professional about your worries. However, there’s not just video therapy you can benefit from online. You can also benefit from chat therapy over the phone and you can even text if you wanted to.
All this can be done from anywhere you please such as your home or a coffee shop. Without the stress of sitting face-to-face with a stranger. Also, you can do it whenever you want, instead of sticking to a strict schedule if you had to visit a physical store. Think how much time you would save from not having to travel etc.
Why go through these struggles when you can be talking to a Profesional therapist within a few clicks of a button – or a touch on your phone screen.
I would receive your email address and full name. Then, I will plug you into Simple Practice, which is where you will find the paperwork to fill out and where you include the billing information, such as your credit card. Then, we will find a time that works for the both of us. When we decided on a day and time, I will send you a Zoom link. Then, click the link when it is time for our session and we are off to a great start. Please find a quiet space, excellent internet connection, and I find noise cancelling headphones work great.
Online therapy has many benefits. It is an ideal option for those who have challenging schedules, have limited childcare options, live in an area that is either remote or congested with traffic.
Here’s what the research says about online therapy.
Research consistently shows that online therapy can be very effective for many issues including anxiety, depression and relationship issues. Here are the results of a few studies:
- A2014 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that internet-based therapy for depression to be equally effective as regular in-person therapy.
- A 2014 studypublished in Behaviour Research and Therapy showed that online therapy was effective in treating anxiety disorders. Client progress via online treatment was sustained at the one-year follow-up.
- A 2018 study published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders examined online therapy treatment for major depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. The study found that internet based therapy for “anxiety and depressive disorders is effective, acceptable and practical health care.”
Some disadvantages of online therapy to consider
- Technical difficulties such as poor internet connection can impede or interrupt session or communication.
- Some People Need the In-Person Interaction – When you are in the room with someone it is easier to feel the energy and connection. Non verbal communication is more noticeable. Additionally, some people like the office environment and the act of setting aside a time and place for therapy.
PLEASE NOTE: Online counseling is not appropriate for those in crisis. If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or someone else, please call the suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255, or call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.