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Why virtual therapy is becoming popular

Have you ever thought of having a virtual therapy session? The advancement of technology has made everything to be possible. In case you have had so hard time getting to the therapist, the online therapy can be of so much help to you. Today, so many therapists are offering quality therapeutic support to people who need these services. It is not that different from the standard therapies that online therapy is conducted through various online platforms. Today, more and more people are turning to online therapies, and they also seem to be more effective as compared to regular therapies. The good thing with online therapy is that it is beneficial to both the therapist online and the people who require online therapy. In case you have not yet tried virtual therapy, you need to get yourself started since virtual therapy is becoming so popular today. Some of the reasons that have contributed to this include:


Online therapy is cheap


Every therapist who offers therapeutic help online does not require to have an office. Therefore, the cost of renting an office is eliminated by virtual therapy. They also do not have to travel every day to their offices to meet their clients, which costs them so much money. This makes the therapists offer their services online without incurring so much money on their side.
 
On the other hand, the clients do not have to travel to the offices so that they can have their appointments booked or for therapy sessions with their online therapists. This has helped clients get therapeutic help without spending so much money.


People in remote areas can access online therapy


So when you visit many remote areas, you will not find so many therapists. Therefore, those in the remote areas have to go to towns to get the therapists they need. However, online therapy has covered these people. All they need is a device that they can use to communicate with their therapists.


It is flexible


When you have too for therapy sessions, you will have to leave everything you were doing behind to attend the therapy sessions. When you are too far from your therapist, you will miss the session of that day. However, online therapy is very flexible. You can add your therapy session from wherever place you are in when the time for therapy reaches. This ensures that you do not miss any therapy session that has been planned. Even if you are in your place of work or travel to any destination, you can take a break and attend your virtual therapy session from any location out there. It does not matter where you will be.


It's time efficient


When you are required to travel from your home to your therapist's office, you will need to leave home earlier to get to the office on time. After the therapy session, you will need to ride back to your home too. This makes you spend so much time on the way which you would have spent on something else. When it comes to virtual therapy, you can attend the therapy session from the comfort of your home. Therefore, you do not have to spend so much time traveling from one place to another, which makes virtual therapy time efficient.


It is more consistent


When you decide to be attending your therapy sessions online, whenever you have to participate in the session, there is nothing that can hinder you as long as you are ready. Therefore, you will never miss any therapy sessions. However, the traditional therapies require you to be present for them to take place. In case you are too far from your therapy, that session is a waste. This ensures that you are consistently attending your online therapy sessions all the time.


It enhances progress


The other benefit of online therapy is that there is increased progress. This is because you will not be in a chance of missing any session. With the consistency in the therapeutic services that you get, your progress will be effective.


It's comfortable


Most people always suffer from social stigma when they are in a therapy session, getting therapeutic help. This may make them have challenges when it comes to opening up. However, during online therapy, individuals can say anything to the therapist online since they face the therapist. This makes online therapy more comfortable.

Christina Charlotin, Psy.D

CA Board of Psychology License # PSY28875