What is online therapy?
Online therapy (also known as "telemental health" or "telepsychology") is psychotherapy that is conducted primarily through some form of technology, most frequently videoconferencing. Research suggests that in most cases, it can be as effective as in-person therapy. In addition, online therapy offers several advantages over in-person therapy:
the comfort of meeting with your therapist from your home or office, whichever you prefer
the convenience of not having to allow for travel time to and from your session, and not having to deal with transportation or parking issues
increased accessibility of services for people with conditions that make it difficult to travel to an office
Can online therapy help me?
Online therapy has been shown to be safe and effective for many people with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, work-related stresses, and health-related issues. However, it isn't for everyone.
Online therapy works best for people who are not currently experiencing a mental health crisis (such as suicidal thoughts or feelings), significant trauma, psychotic thinking (such as hallucinations or delusions), or significant drug or alcohol abuse. If you are experiencing these kinds of symptoms, you need the additional support provided by in-person therapy.