Online therapy having its moment, bringing insights on how to expand mental health services going forward
Mental health is nowadays a major issue in everyday society. From dealing with small issues like depression and anxiety to major issues like insomnia, everyone is a victim of, maybe small but a mental health problem.
There are people who think it to be an issue for national judgement. They can’t talk about it and can’t seek help either. It feels like an invincible burden and major embarrassment in time of talking it to others. While for some, finding the right consultant and therapist would be a difficult task.
This lack of endorsement by people really results in major unconquerable issues that remain for years into society. To help such people, today we would be discussing one of the real ways to get help in dense confidentiality and privately.
Online therapy is a new generation way to ask for help in the ease of your home in just a mouse click. It is a very convenient and efficient way to ask for help as well as saving your money. It is mostly associated and structured to people who feel like to stay hidden but intangibility needs help.
What is online therapy?
Online therapy is the most effective way to ask for help without revealing yourself to others and in true secrecy without endangering the sensitivity of the matter.
Using online therapy, you will be able to find the right experts in the right field dealing with similar problems like yours, without disclosing it to others. You will not be waiting to take an appointment every time you want to meet them or see them. You can directly begin to calm and heal yourself using the most innovative technology and efficient and effective video conferencing system.
Health experts guiding their fellow patients regarding their mental health issues came in action on a large level in the last few years. It is when people decide to hide in order to prevent the humiliation and embarrassment of society and people to seek help.
How does it work?
It works as you want it to be. Basically, you’ll be scheduling your therapy sessions according to your convenience of time and you can even be rescheduling them according to you.
Prominently, you’ll be talking to your therapist on your ease of place and time in either way over Video conferencing, Text Messages or real-time chats, Calls and Emails.
It is found to be an effective way for people living in rural or remote areas with no live support of real therapists or any other form of mental health treatment.
With the increase in the demand for the internet, e-mails as well, online therapy slowly but eagerly took its shape. People were ready to try something different other than the regular sessions. As with the increase in the number of users for the internet, more people start getting victimized by the daily mental issues in their day to day life. They ask for an online support system in case of need while being not in the ask location.
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
― Shannon L. Alder
How is it Different?
It is really different from the usual counseling and therapy sessions where you sit in their office face to face discussing your mental issues with them in person but still, most people find it to be the same as effective as the in-office sessions.
It is for now the easiest and simple way to ask for help from the experts. You don’t have to go and ask for which one is good or for any kind of recommendation. You’ll be choosing from millions of therapy experts equally equipped in order to help you out with your problems.
You don’t every time have to be on their doorstep for your problem. Online therapy allows you to ask for help at any time, irrespective of day or night. Reports usually show that most people prefer online therapy sessions over the regular ones as the online ones show quick results within a week. They feel more relaxed than before.
You never have to worry about time management, either leaving your work or any other important thing going on. Every session will be a pillar to your convenience and must be accompanied by your therapist.
Mostly you’re appointed on the weekends or just some days of the week, but here you’d be at their clock for all of the time. You can guarantee daily responses by your therapist in your favor to help you out. Online therapies are found to be much more cost-efficient than the usual and customary ones. For people who can’t be affording very good mental health treatment, online therapy is one of the best options to go through without worrying about confidentiality and the privacy of your matter.
Is it Effective?
It is really effective for people who suffer in themselves just because they don’t want others to get to know about it.
• A 2014 study published in “Behaviour Research and Therapy” found that mental health issues can be effectively treated via online therapy. Participants in the study reported that their improvements were sustained at the yearend.
• A 2014 study published in the “Journal of Affective
Disorders” found that online therapy is just as effective as a face-to-face treatment for depression.
• A 2018 study published in the “Journal of Anxiety
Disorders” determined that online therapy is “effective, acceptable, and practical health care.” The study found that online therapy is well effective for major depression, panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, and generalized mental disorders as well.
After reviewing thirteen relevant studies, the authors of a meta-analytic review of psychotherapy mediated by remote communications technology concluded that:
“Remote therapy has the potential to overcome some of the barriers to conventional psychological therapy services. Telephone-based interventions are a particularly popular research focus and as a means of therapeutic communication may confer specific advantages in terms of their widespread availability and ease of operation. However, the available evidence is limited in quantity and quality. More rigorous trials are required to confirm these preliminary estimates of effectiveness.”
It is now becoming a modern way of relaxation by talking to your therapist online. If you’re worried about your money or about people getting to know about it, you should better give it a go.