Do you want to save time commuting to appointments? Do you feel more comfortable in a more private, and familiar environment? Do you wish you could fit your therapy sessions into your busy day, so you could have therapy while dinner is in the oven?
Online therapy refers to psychological services provided over the Internet. Clients can talk with a therapist from the comfort of their own home, office, or other remote location. Through online therapy, you can get help with more convenience and confidentiality.
Online therapy may be the best choice if you:
- Do not have the time to commute to a therapist's office
- Live too far away for in-person visits with a therapist
- Feel more comfortable getting help from the privacy of your own home
- Need to arrange therapy at a time when in-person appointments are not practical
- Find it difficult to travel to the therapist’s office due to any constraint
A more familiar and natural environment
Therapists do whatever possible to make their clients feel comfortable. Every corner of the room, from the couch to the artwork, is selected to make the office feel welcoming. However, not everyone is able to open up in an office environment. Sitting somewhere where you feel at ease can make therapy sessions more pleasant and effective.
While some people have difficulty expressing themselves in a therapist's office, others face the opposite problem. Therapy works great. After a few sessions, they believe they have made real progress towards coping with their issue. However, when they try to put into practice the techniques they learned in therapy, it does not work. The therapist's office can serve as an artificial safe space, where you become a different person. This may feel empowering for an hour, but you will need to live your life in the real world. Online therapy enables you to get treatment in an atmosphere where you can be real and true to yourself.
Is online therapy for me?
If you have tried in-person therapy before, but felt inhibited or were unable to make real progress, it's well worth giving online therapy a try.
Online therapy is not appropriate for all psychological concerns, and it should not be relied upon for crisis intervention.
Online therapy is not suitable for people with thoughts of suicide or homicide. Help is available at the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 for emergency local assistance.
Get help online today
You can get help in a comfortable, natural, and private environment that works with your unique schedule and needs.
Contact one of our therapists or learn more about online therapy today.