Benefits of Online Therapy
Convenience: You can have therapy or a consultation right from your home or office during a time that is convenient for you. There’s no commute, no parking problems.
Accessibility: You can interact with your therapist when you travel, when you don’t drive, don’t have a car, don’t like to drive or when conditions or responsibilities make difficult to leave the house.
Effectiveness: Online therapy has been shown to be as effective as face to face (see references below) and of course if it’s easier to get too you’re more likely to attend.
Privacy: Although there is a negative side to privacy, there are no concerns about being seen walking into a therapist’s office or bumping into a friend as you leave. You can also interact with your therapist without having to take time off of work or make up excuses as to where you are going.
Security/Confidentiality: We will use encrypted email and chat rooms to ensure confidentiality and numerous video platforms (Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc.) has been shown to be the most secure and HIPAA compliant.