Technology is entering every facet of life from the surgery room to the homeroom, so it was only a matter of time before counseling and behavioral health received a digital face-lift. From mobile on-demand apps to therapy from your couch, there are more options now than ever to begin your journey to feeling better. Below are 5 reasons you should give online counseling a go!
There are no waiting rooms, fighting traffic while traveling to an office or leaving work early to get there on time. You will be seen on time virtually anywhere you are!
Studies show online therapy is just as effective as face-to-face therapy. The first study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reviewed studies of online cognitive behavioral therapy from 2000-2002. The results showed that it was slightly more effective than traditional face-to-face therapy.
There is no chance of running into anyone in the waiting room. For individuals who are shy about talking to a practitioner, online therapy can provide some anonymity.
- Save money
With no need to go to an office, you save on travel and childcare expenses and time.
- Pair with Face-to-Face
Online counseling is great in conjunction with face-to-face therapy-for those times when you are traveling for work or hit a tough spot while away from home. Online therapy can be used in between your regularly scheduled face-to-face sessions.
Contact me today for a free 15-minute consultation to find out if on-line therapy is right for you. For a limited time you can try an initial 30 minute session for just $55!
Mozes, A. (2015, November 3). Online therapy may help some with emotional problems. Retrieved from http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/11/03/online-psychotherapy-may-help-some-with-emotional-problems
Online cognitive behavioral therapy benefits people with depression, anxiety. (2015, November 2). Retrieved from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151102125440.htm