Did you know that out of 1,000 people surveyed, 91% of respondents believe more people should try online therapy?
Virtual therapy can be a fantastic way to receive the same great care you’d find in-person, without some of the drawbacks that might keep you out of your therapist’s office. It’s easier, more affordable, and often more comfortable for patients and therapists alike.
So what should you know about this exciting new trend? Keep reading to find out why virtual therapy is making major waves in the mental health and wellness fields, and how you can benefit!
Virtual Therapy Is More Convenient Than In-Person Sessions
How often have you said, “I don’t have time to schedule an appointment with a therapist”? Well, you’re not alone, as time remains one of the biggest hurdles keeping patients away from mental health treatment.
Fortunately, teletherapy addresses this issue in a major way by removing these time-related concerns.
Thanks to virtual therapy, it’s entirely possible to work with a great therapist who lives across the country. Since you don’t have to worry about driving to your therapist’s office, you can squeeze in a session whenever you have time and access to a digital device.
Even if your insurance provider covers mental healthcare, therapy costs can add up quickly. In fact, the average session costs between $100 and $200, so even if you only attend therapy twice per month, you’re going to rack up quite a bill, which might only add to your stress.
On the other hand, virtual therapy tends to be more affordable, so you can still get great treatment without having to break your budget.
Those savings grow when you account for factors like lost wages from missing work and the price of gas to get to the office.
We suggest calling ahead to learn about a practice’s insurance network. Also, don’t forget that many therapists work on a sliding scale, so even if you can’t afford hundreds of dollars per month, your therapist will work with you to create a payment plan.
Digital Therapy Allows for Crisis Assistance
Negative thoughts have a tendency to pop up at the worst possible time. Even if you’re a therapy veteran, battling these emotions isn’t always easy.
But what are you supposed to do at 3 AM when you’re having a panic attack?
Again, this is one of the benefits of virtual therapy. Send your therapist a text to let them know you’re struggling, and they’ll get back to you as soon as they can. Before you know it, you’ll overcome that panic attack together.
Schedule a Virtual Therapy Session Today
Whether you’re worried about money, you’re looking for 24/7 support, or you just need to get in a session during your workday, virtual therapy is a great way to experience the same benefits of in-person therapy without the hassle.
Reach out today if you’re interested in scheduling an appointment. We offer both in-person and virtual sessions, along with psychological testing, marriage counseling and more.
You deserve to be happy, so take the first step today. We promise it’ll make a difference.