Why online therapy?
Are there circumstances in your life which make it difficult or impossible to attend therapy in person? There are many reasons why someone might not be able to see their therapist in an office setting, but below are just a few:
- -Work or school schedule - Are you a busy professional with a limited schedule, or do you have an atypical work schedule? Is your time limited due to balancing work, school, and/or raising a family? Are you a college student who is unable to work with the same therapist consistently?
- -Geographical distance or barriers - Do you live in a rural area where the nearest therapist is quite a distance away? Are you unable to secure transportation to and from sessions? Are you someone who is living abroad and seeking an American therapist who works internationally?
- -Physical Limitations - Do you have a physical or mental health condition that prevents you from attending in person?
- -Burdens associated with geographic distances - Are you tired of battling the traffic or dealing with parking?
These are just a few reasons why you might be considering meeting with your therapist online, and there are certainly many more. Therapy is now more accessible to you - you can work with your therapist from the comfort of your home, office, or another location.
Online psychotherapy (also known as Telemedicine, Telemental Health, or Telepsychology) is a broad term referring to providing mental health services from a distance. By using advanced video-based technologies, mental health professionals are able to widen their reach to individuals who may not otherwise receive care. To date, many large research studies have demonstrated effectiveness of telemental health, and there have been no studies that have identified any patient subgroup that does not benefit from, or is harmed by, mental healthcare provided through remote video-based technologies (American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines for Video-based Online Mental Health Services, 2013).
As a Certified TeleMental Health Practitioner and Distance Credentialed Counselor, I use a secure, HIPAA-compliant interactive video technology (Doxy.me) to provide online psychotherapy services to individuals and families in California, Hawaii, and internationally.
Call or Email now for a free consultation to determine whether online therapy is right for you!