In this time of virtual life, we’ve gotten used to doing more and more through the computer or phone.
Whether it’s a Zoom happy hour, virtual wedding, or a telemedicine visit, we’ve found ways to participate in everyday activities from home. So why not therapy?
Telemental health, or online therapy, is when a therapist provides psychological support or counselling through email, video conference, online chat, or over the phone.
It’s convenient. Finding an in-person therapist, scheduling an appointment around your busy schedule, and waiting in an office can be time consuming. With online therapy, you don’t even have to leave the house. You can have almost instantaneous access to a therapist, depending on the platform you choose.
It’s private. Even though there’s nothing wrong with asking for help, some people still feel a stigma around therapy, which can deter them from starting therapy. Telemental health makes it easy and simple to privately start getting help.
Check with your employer to see what telemental and behavioral health options are available to you.
Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://adaa.org/finding-help/telemental-health