Marta L. Tellado, Ph.D1., “It has often been said—by poets, singers, and greeting card writers alike—that what makes a house a home are the people, the memories, and the love that is shared within it. The sentiment is an accurate one, to be sure, but it doesn’t speak to the practical, everyday steps you can take to make the place you live feel a little homier.”
How true. When it comes to getting help for mental disorders or mood disorders, online counseling and therapy fills the bill. In the comfort of your home, you can use your favorite electronic device- computer, smartphone to click online for virtually “instant” help and support.
Matthew Hunt2, “Online counseling is not completely new. More than 15 years of research has proven that online counseling is just as effective as counseling conducted in an office. Online counselors have the same skills and education a consumer would find with traditional counseling, with the same ability to diagnose and treat a patient’s symptoms remotely.
There are five major benefits of online counseling:
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Those who live in remote areas usually lack convenient access to medical options. Online counseling can connect those in rural areas to the best care in the industry. Using Skype, webcams, and a user-friendly interface, a person can get one-on-one counseling. Even if a person simply wants someone to speak to about life’s challenges, online counseling can provide that.
Participants are connected with remote counselors, removing any chance they’ll encounter therapists while at the grocery store or on the street. Participants don’t have to ask off from work to attend counseling sessions, since they can be conducted before or after hours or in a person’s office, behind closed doors. Since online sessions are less expensive than in-person sessions, consumers can get the help they need at a fraction of the price.
Online counseling is also a great option for today’s busy parents, struggling to juggle the many demands of parenthood. Since sessions can be conducted at home, when needed, moms and dads can get the help they need without sacrificing time they would normally spend with their children. The convenience, affordability, and accessibility online therapy provides makes it the ideal option for anyone who wants counseling.”
Counseling on Demand fits the bill.
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- Marta L. Tellado, Ph.D. President, Consumer Reports magazine, From Our President: There’s No Place Like Home,
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- Matthew Hunt, Reasons why online psychotherapy works better than traditional Office visits, http://www.counselingondemand.com/counseling/reasons-online-psychotherapy-often-works-better-traditional-office-visits/