If you have thought about starting therapy, but didn’t go for it, you are not the only one. The Mental Health Services Administration in United States found out in one of their studies that 60% of the people in need of psychological assistance, do not get it. The three most common reasons named are social stigma, costs and accessibility. Online therapy addresses the latter.
With all the latest technology development we now have more opportunities to access the services we need, when we need and wherever we need them, including psychotherapy. You just need a device – like your laptop, tablet or smartphone – and a good internet connection – if you can stream Netflix without problems, then it’s a good enough internet connection to hold online therapy sessions.
You will also need a space to talk from, a space where you feel comfortable to talk freely. It may be at your home, your office, even your car. Wherever you feel at ease. This is one of the advantages of online therapy – the more comfortable you feel in your own environment, the more easy it may be for you to discuss things with me.
Another advantage is for those of us who are in need of increasing their personal time. If you want to minimize the time you spend in traffic getting to and getting back from the office, online therapy is a great choice for you.
Terapia la distanta este o practica relativ noua, ceea ce aduce cu sine limitele din lipsa cercetarilor sustinute pana in prezent. Ce stim pana in acest moment:
- un studiu ce s-a intins pe durata a 4 ani, intreprins de Yale School of Medicine si US Department of Veteran Affairs a aratat ca terapia online este la fel de eficace ca cea traditionala
- National Institute for Health Research din Marea Britanie a aratat ca terapia online poate trata cu succes formele despresiei usoare
- American Psychological Association sustine practica terapiei online de catre psihologii acreditati.
- intr-un alt studiu 93% din participanti sustin ca pot discuta liber in timpul sedintelor online despre aceleasi subiecte despre care ar fi vorbit si in persoana; 95% au fost multumiti de sedintele online insa au resimtit incurajarile si sustinerea mai diminuate decat in cazul sedintelor din cadrul cabinetului.
The main limit of doing online therapy are the complex psychological disorders, like personality disorders or severe affective disorders. This special diagnoses require the active and constant involvement of the psychologist inside his office.