Is online therapy effective?
Before we dive in, let’s first define what online therapy is. Online therapy means a licensed clinician is providing clinical therapy through a secure video or telephone platform. This can be done individually or in groups.
So is online therapy effective? Yes. The simple answer is yes. Online therapy is not a great fit for everyone and an experienced therapist can help determine if online therapy would be a good fit.
Besides the anecdotal information that participants have shared, several studies have proven the effectiveness and have found that online therapy is as effective as in-person therapy, while being more cost-effective.”
3 things to consider when choosing online therapy:
Is the therapist a good fit?
Therapy is so much about the relationship with the therapist.
Does the therapist have training in online therapy? It’s okay to interview the therapist.
Is the platform secure?
Your safety and security should be a priority.
Ask your online therapist if their platform and record keeping is HIPAA compliant.
Are you short on time or busy?
Online therapy is great for people short on time: no commuting to/from a therapist’s office and also group therapy can get to your goals faster.
Good luck on your journey, we are here for you.