What is Online Therapy?
Online Therapy Platforms
Online Therapy Sessions
Before committing to online therapy, some considerations should be reviewed. As with the majority of the interspace, confidentiality cannot be 100% guaranteed. Though platform breaches are rare, privacy and confidentiality are remaining factors that need to be contemplated before engaging in online therapy.
An additional issue with technology is that it is not always dependable, which many of us have learned the hard way in this era of Zoom meetings. Whether it is a device or network failure on either party’s side, it can negatively impact online therapy sessions. These latter issues are ones that can be easily remedied by re-scheduling.
Perhaps the most important caution to consider is more limited crisis care for those with more acute conditions. If a patient were to go into crisis, receiving care is much easier while undergoing in-person treatment when compared to online treatment options. When choosing the best online therapy solution for you, be sure to address any of the above-mentioned scenarios if they apply to you.
Online Therapy Benefits
There are many online therapy benefits. This service is accessible, convenient, affordable, and effective. This is why it is one of the fastest growing areas of therapy worldwide. COVID-19 has created an additional layer of people in search of mental health services as they continue to cope with stress, anxiety, isolation, uncertainty, and varying degrees of depression.
This has generated a high demand for affordable online therapy. With hundreds of online therapy businesses popping up seemingly every day, it is important to err on the side of caution and research your options before committing. Ensure that the platform being used is as secure as possible and that sessions are with a registered or licensed mental health professional, not an entrepreneur or technology expert.
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