How online Therapy works
Who Uses Online Therapy?
Online therapy offers access to mental health services for people who:
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ONLINE THERAPY
As a therapist who is certified and trained in online counseling, I use this technology to help people access mental health services. My clients who have seen me in my office have used it on occasions when they are traveling, or if they have moved to a new region.
The set up is quite easy. No techie experience is necessary. I guide you to make sure you have the right browser and connection. Then, it's a matter of clicking on the link to my secure web portal that hosts thousands of doctors, therapists and health professionals who confidentially communicate with their patients daily.
Yet I am mindful that online therapy has its limitations. For instance, face-to-face interaction between a therapist and client allows the therapist to observe the client's dress, demeanor, facial expressions and other nonverbal cues, which can help in assessment, diagnosis & treatment. Online therapy may sometimes impede this process.
Also, it's important to understand that not all problems and conditions are suited for online therapy. Referrals may be made to other practitioners or facilities for in-person treatment when appropriate.
Benefits of online Therapy