In some instances wherein you are unable to attend a center-based therapy or cannot accommodate in-home therapy, another option is teletherapy. Teletherapy is simply therapy delivered virtually and if you are wondering if this is the right option for you, this article will help you gain insights into its benefits and what it can do for you.
With teletherapy, you will gain access to the right support you need at the comforts of your home. It can also be a great medium for you and your therapist to talk about concerns, challenges, and how to overcome them without having to allocate time preparing and traveling to the center.
Benefits of teletherapy:
1. Provides safer space and environment
Some clients ended up with one session with the therapist as a result of feeling uncomfortable not necessarily towards the therapist but the environment itself. Being comfortable and at ease are crucial to getting optimum results with your therapy. The advantage of telehealth is the feeling of having a safe, comfortable environment, having these, assure you that you can express yourself fully thus making an impact on the success of your therapy. Some clients also find it easier to navigate or move at the comforts of their home when doing the physical routine needed for their therapy.
This saves a lot of time from preparing to commuting just so you can attend your therapy. Traveling could also be stressful for some or can even cause anxiety.
3.Flexibility to appointment
As this is done with the use of a phone or laptop, an emergency appointment for some urgent concerns is made available for you.
Teletherapy is safe due to the fact that it reduces face-to-face interaction especially this time of the pandemic. Some reasons why there are canceled or missed appointments is that the client is too sick to go out, teletherapy is a good and safe option as this will reduce these missed incidences. It will also be safe for you and to the therapist as well when you are experiencing a highly transmissible disease like flu or colds, in this manner you will still be able to get the intervention you need without having to pass on your cold or flu to others.
5.Improved patient compliance
Because the therapy is done at the comforts of your home, you sure do not have to worry about your travel and preparation time and this ensures that you will never be late with your appointment.
6.Access to preferred provider
This will provide convenience and practice choice and control on your end because the distance is no longer a hindrance to choosing your preferred therapist.
Having teletherapy provides more privacy than center-based therapy as you are doing it in the comforts of your home. In some cases, clients feel embarrassed when they need to line up for therapy services. With teletherapy, not only helps the patient improve but also helps his /her mental health, boosts self-esteem and confidence.
No one can dictate which is the right mode of therapy for you, remember, you are the driver of your life and the others will take the back seat as your support system. Choose the mode of therapy which you think will best suit you and your needs.
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