Why Choose Online Therapy?

Written by an iTherapy Provider

Why Choose Online Therapy?

In this post, some educational information will be provided for those of you who may not know much about online counseling. I have actually run across some potential clients who were not even aware that sessions could be done this way and were grateful to be informed of that option. There are numerous pluses to doing counseling via videoconference for both the client and the therapist! Research is also confirming that it can be just as effective as in-person therapy.

In any case, I am quite strong in the belief that online therapy is a far superior path than no treatment at all!

The benefits of online counseling include the following:
  • Sessions can be conducted in the comfort of your own home.
  • There is no traffic to deal with and no time spent trying to get to an office location.
  • Related to traveling to an office is the concern about those living in remote areas or in a location where there is difficulty getting to professionals who specialize in their particular needs. This problem then usually becomes a non-concern as the only location limits are state lines (due to clinician licenses).
  • The weather usually does not matter, which has been absolutely necessary during this winter we are experiencing here in Illinois!
  • If there happens to be a contagious illness happening with the client (or therapist) there is no fear about passing that onto the other person.
  • Childcare issues are non-existent or at least significantly lessened. If it is determined that a sitter will be needed, it is for a much shorter period due to having no driving time adding to the total.
  • Home-bound and handicapped clients can receive professional attention like those who are fortunate enough to be able to get to an office.
  • If there is something at a client’s home that would be helpful in the assessment or treatment (such as specific food choices in the pantry or a closet needing organizing) it can easily be seen via videoconference.
  • The chances of missing an appointment are much less, due to several of the above factors, plus the online therapy platforms most therapists utilize send multiple appointment reminders to clients typically on the same device as what will be used to enter the session.
Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. The iTherapy online platform is my current secure videoconference provider. Their system is quite easy to use, and the customer service is excellent including 24/7 technical support!

Gina L Spielman, LCSW, CH
Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider
Gina L. Spielman LCSW and Associates

Original Post February 14, 2019 – Why Choose Online Therapy?
Author: The Blueprint for Vibrant Health

Gina Spielman enjoys helping clients with depression, grief/loss, life transitions, coping with chronic physical illness, holistic and self-healing techniques, stress and pain reduction, spirituality, and relationships. She believes people can heal from almost anything, if they are open to it and work towards their goals in a positive way. She takes a holistic approach to therapy and healing – mind, body, and spirit. Call 1-630-212-704  or email gs@ginaspielman.com to set up a consultation. Visit Gina Spielman’s Profile

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