What is Online Psychotherapy
Advantages of Online Psychotherapy
Online Psychotherapy is the practice of working with a psychologist to make your life happier, healthier, and more productive. The idea is that you can work with a therapist online, instead of in a traditional office setting. This allows you to meet from the comfort of your own home, or on the road if you travel often.
The advantages of working with a therapist online are convenience and effectiveness. Starting your Online Psychotherapy will allow you to work collaboratively with your therapist in a supportive environment, where you can talk openly and work freely on your issues without having to commute or meet the therapist in person. You can get started looking for a therapist online by using the therapist finder below.
How it works
Online Psychotherapy may be right for you if you find that you are struggling with frequent sadness, constant worry, substance abuse, or something else that you don’t feel is getting better despite your efforts and the efforts of your loved ones. When you get connected with your therapist, they will have an approach to therapy that is in line with their specialty, training, and experience. We’ve highlighted those items for you in this directory so that you are better prepared to find the right therapist to start your Online Psychotherapy with.
Once you connect with your therapist, they will have instructions for you to meet with them online. You will want to make sure that you talk with your therapist about how they will meet with you online so that you’re sure that you’ll be capable and comfortable meeting for those sessions.
If you’re reluctant, or unsure if meeting with a therapist for psychotherapy online is right for you, we encourage you to at least reach out to a few of the therapists in our directory so that you can be sure. All of the therapists in the Online Counselling directory are verified as credentialed or licensed in their field. You can get started looking for a therapist by using the therapist finder below.
Psychologists commonly refer to any therapy delivered by telecommunication tools or devices as telepsychology. You may hear it called Web therapy, phone therapy, text therapy or online therapy. Anytime you’re interacting with a psychologist using a website, a phone or a mobile app, you could be taking part in telepsychology services.
How Technology works
Technology can contribute to an evolution in how people receive psychotherapy or work with a psychologist. Researchers are taking great interest in telepsychology and telehealth, evaluating how well it works, especially compared to in-person, in-office psychotherapy sessions. But much like the technology, the research is still new, and there is a lot science doesn’t yet know. There are a few points to consider before signing up for any services that are offered exclusively online or by telephone.
This can also be a useful tool when distance is always interrupting a consistency in a therapy process. Now distance is not an obstacle for your therapy if it´s attended correctly. This keeps the sessions as they should be even if you´re not close to your therapist.
How to Schedule an Appointment with Online Psychotherapy
You can schedule an session via Email
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