3 Reasons to Try Telepsychology
Telepsychology may seem like a new way to do therapy, but it's actually been around for about 10 years already. Thanks to technology like texting, video calls, and email, getting quality therapy doesn't have to happen face-to-face in an office. Here are three reasons to consider telepsychology for your own mental health.
Today's world is busier than ever and it can be hard to fit in a one hour therapy session every week between all your other obligations. With access to therapy on your phone, computer, or tablet, it doesn't have to be difficult to get help when you need it. This is especially useful for people who live in rural areas, have transportation issues, or who otherwise do not have easy access to providers.
2. Professional Service
Many people think telepsychology isn't "real" therapy but this couldn't be farther from the truth. Telepsychology sessions are carried out by a licensed clinical psychologist. This person will have a doctorate's degree as well as extensive training and experience. There's no reason to think you're getting subpar treatment just because you're not in a psychologist's office.
3. Effective Treatment
Along the same lines, telepsychology has been proven to be just as effective as in-person treatment. Depending on your case, you might actually find it more helpful. Some people are afraid to speak their thoughts and feelings out loud, but are more comfortable doing so through email or text message.
Speak With a Licensed Clinical Psychologist Today
When you're ready to learn more about telepsychology, or explore other options for mental health treatment, please contact me. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I can provide help for a variety of issues including trauma, depression, eating disorders, and addiction. I am based in Santa Monica but can provide telepsychology services anywhere.