Psychotherapy is quite expensive, and this psychotherapeutic treatment continues for months or even for years. People do not join this psychotherapy due to fear of its expenditures, but what if that therapy is available online. Although it is rare to find psychotherapy online, some hospitals and organizations offer online counseling for patients.
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Easier to open up
As science progresses at the speed of light, it has now made it possible to provide online counseling through modern technologies (Ritterband et al., 2003). In my opinion, online counseling can be a better option as compared to traditional therapy for many patients as most of the patients do not want to go to a therapist or any other place, they don’t want to face anybody, or they feel hesitant while displaying their emotions face to face. Online psychotherapy eliminates such restrictions and offers a better solution to patient issues.
What could be better than that if the patient does not have to make an appointment first, get online help whenever he wants, and do not have to go another place when therapy can be done at home via the internet. Now the question arises about how to find this therapy online. Currently, numerous sites are offering free counseling. Some of these sites are authentic, and some can be a total fraud. Everyone needs to surf thoroughly about psychologist qualifications before signing up.
If the patient does not want to go for online psychotherapy, there are equally fewer professional ways available, like support therapy.
“According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), as many as two-thirds of those living with anxiety do not seek treatment. The cost of therapy, for many, is the main barrier to access.” If the patient is suffering from anxiety and depression and cannot pay for treatment, he should look for the; it has many authentic resources that can help.
If you are looking for a free psychologist service or low-cost services for traditional psychotherapy, then social services can help in this matter. They will help you, in finding authentic sources at your low budget like Medicaid or other health care facilities. Not only will social services take care of the patient, but they will also even support your family.
Other organizations, like social services, are the National Alliance on Mental Illness. These services only support their financial needs in patients suffering from mental health disorders, but they do not provide psychotherapy, especially.
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Ritterband, L. M., Gonder-Frederick, L. A., Cox, D. J., Clifton, A. D., West, R. W., & Borowitz, S. M. (2003). Internet interventions: In review, in use, and into the future. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34(5), 527.
The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice. You should not take any action or avoid taking any action without consulting with a qualified mental health professional.