*The Benefits of Online Counselling
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in innumerable ways. But, as stressful as this lockdown has been for most of us, we have learned much about ourselves as individuals and as a nation. Another silver lining that has emerged from this crisis is a new awareness and embracing of treatment tools that have been available for some time. Telehealth (or telemedicine) and online therapy have been around for decades but are now experiencing a surge in popularity because of the mandatory quarantine.
Here are some benefits of online therapy and why you may want to start making the switch:
Better Access to Care
Online therapy would provide access to care to anyone that needs it, regardless of where they live.
Despite the progress we’ve made over the last couple of decades, there is still a stigma attached to mental health treatments. This stops many people from seeking the help they need. Online therapy means an individual can receive help from the comfort and privacy of their home.
How often do clients cancel appointments or show up late because of family and/or work responsibilities or traffic jams? Access to online therapy would reduce many of these scenarios.
Online therapy allows people to receive the help they need, regardless of any unsafe conditions/weather.
Access for Disabled Populations
Oftentimes the people who need therapy the most are the very people who find it difficult to leave their homes or navigate the outside world. Online therapy allows these people to the help they need in the comfort of their homes.
Zen Counselling offers online counselling. If you’d like to explore this style of treatment, please get in touch with me.