- Apr 08, 2020
Teletherapy vs Traditional Psychotherapy
Therapy helps us overcome challenges we might not be able to face on our own and can be a rewarding experience. We all agree on the benefits of traditional Psychotherapy. While technology is not always a replacement for traditional Psychotherapy it can offer increased choice and flexibility. Teletherapy is a valuable tool that makes psychotherapy more convenient to access and provide. Some of the benefits of therapy sessions over video include:
Flexible Schedule: If you have a busy schedule or obligations that make it difficult to attend traditional Psychotherapy sessions then Teletherapy offers you more flexibility since you don’t have to leave your home or office.
Transportation: Those who live in rural areas or have difficulty with transportation benefit of easier access for support. You also save on gas and travel time.
Privacy: Teletherapy is also a good option for individuals who live in small communities, making confidentiality and privacy difficult. You don’t have to worry about running into someone you know while going into the therapist’s office.
Teens: The medium of using technology is a comfort to teenagers. Teens feel at ease with smartphones and other devices and might find the experience more comforting. Teens can simply log onto their computers and have a beneficial therapy session.
Disabled or Home Bound: Teletherapy is beneficial If you have physical issues that prevent you from leaving the house or make it difficult to attend therapy sessions.
Added Support: There are individuals that attend Traditional Therapy sessions and likewise use Teletherapy to seek additional support or input from their Therapist between face to face sessions.
As in traditional Psychotherapy, Teletherapy offers support for Anxiety, Depression, Dual Diagnosis (ie. Substance Abuse), Family Therapy, Eating Disorders, Self Harming Behavior, Stress Management, Anger Management, Trauma, Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults.