Telemental-health is a word used to describe therapy performed using a variety of technologies online including phone, email, texting, apps, and video chat. I operate primarily using video chat (similar to Skype or FaceTime but using a secure program specifically for healthcare delivery). Online therapy may be a new idea for you. You may have questions about the efficacy and safety of doing therapy over the internet.
It is good to know that current research shows that online therapy can be just as effective as in person therapy! Someone with the proper training to work remotely can connect to you and support your growth similar to face-to-face treatment. With the proper security measures, online therapy is safe and private, and any risks can be greatly reduced. Online therapy can even offer some benefits that in-person therapy does not! For some, being able to receive therapy from the privacy of home is a major benefit. For others, sharing challenges over video chat may be less intimidating than sharing them face-to-face. Of course, this medium is not for everyone.
Online therapy works best for:
Online therapy may not be appropriate for:
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