What is Teletherapy
Individuals with limited time and access to counseling now have better options. Teletherapy is a professional term used to describe the method in which a provider offer online counseling. Teletherapy is defined as the following: “Teletherapy is the method of using a high-resolution, live video-conferencing to deliver and provide mental health therapy or counseling services.”
Research has shown that teletherapy aka online counseling is just as effective as face to face counseling, and in some cases, enhances the rate of success. Online counseling can provide one of the highest levels of anonymity that traditional counseling does cannot provide. It is a convenient and discrete method of receiving therapy. It also provides access to high-quality counseling and therapy for people in remote areas or who are disabled. Individual, whose social status in the family, community, and career may requires anonymity to maintain the status quo and preserve their reputations. Online counseling allows clients to feel more comfortable and less stigmatized in discussing issues, conflicts, and/or mental health concerns.
ONLINE COUNSELING IS BEST FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO:
- Those who prefer online counseling
- Individuals needing privacy and anonymity.
- People living in rural area.
- Good internet connection and access.
- People with physical or mental health limitations.
- Limited transportation
- Limited time to commute to an office.