What is Online Therapy?
Online Therapy is...
It is normal to feel that going to therapy appointments are inconvenient or take too much time. For these reasons, among others, there has been a surge in popularity of getting therapy online, known as telemental health. Telemental health has been shown to be just as effective as traditional office based therapy (read further down the page for links to research about this topic). Telemental health allows clients to receive the support they need from the comfort of their home or the privacy of their own office. Some clients find it inconvenient to commute back and forth from their sessions, have busy lives and are able to fit a session into their lunch hour, others like that they can get therapy regardless of their busy travel schedule or illness. Therapy sessions are conducted via a secure telehealth service and the sessions are never recorded.
Online Therapy is Private and Secure.
Therapy sessions are conducted via a secure and HIPAA compliant service and the sessions are never recorded. Unlike most therapy offices, there is the added privacy of not having to be seen entering a therapist's office or waiting in their waiting room. With online therapy, you can avoid bumping into others when you’re feeling your most vulnerable.
Online Therapy is Effective.
Online therapy has been shown to be just as effective as traditional office-based therapy. For more research on this topic check out some of these studies:
Online Therapy is Convenient.
No need to fight with traffic, hunt for parking or waste time in a waiting room. Online therapy can be done from the comfort of your own home or private space. It is also more consistent because you don’t have to cancel when you’re out of town for work or are experiencing inclement weather.
Online Therapy Requires no Extra Tech.
It's likely that you already have what you need for online therapy. The only equipment you need for online therapy is working internet, a computer or smartphone, a built-in or external camera, microphone, and speakers, or headphones, and the latest version of your browser.