Modern technology has blessed us with an array of advancements. Nowadays, we have cars that can drive themselves and fridges that you can Tweet from (really). Fortunately, modern technology has also blessed us with online therapy.
Many of face-to-face therapy’s barriers include cost, time, stigma, and insurance. So, understandably, many people are discouraged from signing up. Luckily, the quality of online therapy is still the same as its face-to-face counterpart, encouraging individuals to take the next step in their journey towards stability and self-acceptance.
Not convinced yet? Here are five reasons why you should consider signing up for online therapy:
Similar to everything else we can access on our phones, opening a therapy app, or logging in for a Zoom session is a simple tap away. There’s no more need for making appointments, clearing your schedule, commuting, and spending time in a dark-lit office.
Depending on your insurance, a single therapy session can cost you up to $300. Luckily, coaching apps like Relish can help you at just a fraction of the cost. Really, a yearly subscription gives you access to high-quality, science-backed, customized content – all for less than the average price of a single session.
Online therapy is available to you, anywhere, anytime. All you need is your phone or laptop and a comfortable spot to sit on.
Online, on-demand therapy gives you the opportunity to dictate when, how, and for how long you want to spend working on yourself and your relationships. If five minutes every morning during breakfast works for you, then so be it! You have control over your therapy.
- Emotional Safety:
Some people absolutely hate how vulnerable and uncomfortable formal therapy makes them feel. This is why online therapy is a great option for those looking to get rid of this particular discomfort. While there are multiple opportunities to be vulnerable during online therapy, it’s never mandated. You decide when you want to be vulnerable and how vulnerable you want to be.