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Therapy With Abby offers virtual telehealth counseling services for the Dallas Metro area. Get the help you need from the comfort of your own home. Schedule a free consultation to get started today.
Benefits of Online Therapy (Telehealth)
Online therapy, or telehealth therapy, refers to counseling practices that can be administered anywhere that internet access is available. A virtual therapist may use an online therapy platform or communication through secure links to meet with clients, allowing virtual therapy sessions to take place on any device with an internet connection.
Virtual therapy attendance rates increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s likely that online therapy is here to stay. As it becomes common practice, many people are even able to find online therapy that takes insurance. In addition to research indicating that virtual therapy may be just as effective as in-person therapy, there are many benefits of working with an online therapist.
Online therapy is effective.
Recent research indicates virtual therapy is just as effective as seeing a therapist face-to-face. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in particular has shown to be powerful in addressing depression and anxiety, as well as substance use, and eating disorders, and for the treatment of children and adolescents.
Most people have had some sort of interaction with others through a virtual space or have had to complete work in an online environment within the last 5 years. Because of this trend, receiving mental health services in an online space is not a challenging transition to make for many.
Telehealth therapy is convenient and inclusive.
Meeting with a telehealth therapist provides the convenience that many people need in order to address their mental health concerns. Virtual therapy sessions can easily be scheduled around the workday and don’t require a commute.
Virtual therapy also means not having to skip a session due to lack of child care, illness, or disability, as access to a therapist is provided through a secure link rather than through the obstacle of getting out of the house. Much the same as the benefits of telehealth in general, online therapy is allowing greater access to mental health care for people in rural areas who have fewer provider options and for people who have limited access to transportation.
Virtual therapy is approachable.
Attending a therapy session from home may provide the comfort that some people need in order to address their mental health, especially when revealing personal or private information. Virtual therapy may also help work through the lingering stigma associated around mental health, providing a step towards support that might feel less intimidating than meeting with a therapist face-to-face.
Many people, especially adolescents and young adults, are already familiar with using technology to communicate. Online therapy provides a means of mental health care that fits in seamlessly with this lifestyle.
Therapy can be a resource for anyone, whether that be in person or online. It may take time and communication to find a therapist that is the right fit for an individual. If you are looking for a therapist, please reach out for a free 15-minute phone consultation or contact Therapy With Abby at your convenience.
What is Telehealth Therapy?
American Phsycological Association: “Online therapy is here to stay”
American Phsyicological Association: “How well is telepsychology working?”
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