Teletherapy entails mental health counseling by your therapist over the phone or online. You do not have to worry about getting to your doctor when you have a mental breakdown that needs counseling. Dr. Alexander Alvarado can guide you through your difficult moments in your mental health. There are numerous benefits of teletherapy, as outlined below.
Ease of Approach
Sometimes seeking a therapist’s intervention due to issues with mental health can be difficult. You may tend to feel embarrassed about the situation and, more often than not, procrastinate and even shelve the idea entirely. Teletherapy breaks this barrier by eliminating worries like wondering how people will perceive you. With teletherapy, you don’t have to worry about disrupting your normal routine to head out to your doctor’s office. Your session is only a phone call away. Additionally, you do not have to be nervous as with a one-on-one session for a first-time appointment.
Imagine being able to talk to your therapist anytime in the comfort of your home. Being in your home gives you the feeling of being in a safe environment. When you are comfortable, you can divert your energy into the session for maximum benefits. With traditional therapy sessions, you have to book an appointment and wait for an opening from your therapist’s side. Sometimes the wait can be longer than you expect. Teletherapy gives you the convenience of talking to your therapist without extensive waiting periods.
With teletherapy, you do not have to worry about commuting to your doctor’s office. Thus, you can save your time and money which you would have otherwise spent to meet your therapist. Teletherapy gives you the chance to communicate with your therapist anytime and anywhere, despite your geographical location. You can voice your concerns to your therapist without having to make major changes in your schedule.
Increases Consistency and Flexibility
With traditional therapy sessions, several external factors can affect your ability to commit yourself to the sessions. These factors could range from unbearable weather conditions or even busy schedules. Teletherapy gives you the opportunity of being in control of your mental health. When you are in charge, you are more likely to engage in sessions with your therapist. Sometimes you might postpone therapy sessions because of limited office working hours. However, with teletherapy, both you and your therapist can arrange for a session when you are available, even outside working hours.
With teletherapy, you don’t have to worry about bumping into someone you know while at your therapist’s office. You have the convenience of talking to your therapist without the knowledge of anyone else. You can freely express your fears and concerns without the worry that someone else is in the know.
Sometimes you can be miles apart with your therapist, and it may take a while to get to them. On the other hand, maybe you have relocated to a new area, and it will be a great hassle to see your therapist physically. Teletherapy gives you the chance to have therapy sessions seamlessly without disruptions.