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Benefits of Online Counseling?

Counseling can be a rewarding and valuable experience for people who need support to overcome the challenges they experience. However, seeking professional support is still something that some people find difficult due to stigma, prejudice and physical limitations. Online counseling reduces the barriers to accessing care, convenience, social embarrassment and is as affective as in-person counseling sessions. 

What is Counseling / Therapy?

Counseling and therapy (sometimes called psychotherapy) are both types of “talk therapy” but there is a slight difference between the two. Counseling is usually short-termed and generally focuses on finding solutions for a specific problem, whereas psychotherapy is usually medium or long-termed and focuses more on exploring thoughts, feelings and behavior of the person that might be impacting their life to a great extent. 

Online mental counseling or therapy sessions are as effective as in-person sessions. Online intervention has been around for a while now and research also indicates that online sessions are equally beneficial as in-person sessions. More and more people have been benefiting from online therapy lately. 

What is therapy like?

Therapy is a safe space where a person will be able to express themselves openly without the fear of judgement. It helps people in various ways and the experience for everyone can be different. In the first therapy session, the person has to undergo a set of assessments for better diagnostic clarity. They are expected to share their concerns and also discuss what they can expect from the upcoming sessions. Boundary setting is also done during the same time. The therapist also explains practical details about how many sessions are required and how therapy sessions work etc. The person may find it difficult, but it is important to try and be as honest as possible with the therapist or counselor. 

What are the benefits of online mental counseling / therapy sessions?

There are various benefits of online mental counseling / therapy sessions, some of the most important ones are discussed below. Accessibility and privacy are the most important aspects of online counseling. The best part of the same is that the person doesn’t need to be digital/tech savvy to get started. The prime benefits are discussed below-

  1. Accessibility : A lot of us experience different kinds of barriers in accessing in-person therapy. Online therapy sessions help in sweeping such hurdles aside. Online sessions are as beneficial as offline sessions, as we get benefitted from professional support in the same manner. 
  2. Privacy : online mental counseling sessions are just like in-person sessions, where the person is offered a comforting environment with a sense of privacy and confidentiality. It provides the person, a space to share their concerns with the therapist and work on it. 

Is online therapy effective?

Being relatively a new field of treatment, many people wonder whether online counseling is effective or not. Many research findings have claimed that online therapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. If the person is experiencing stress or has mental health concerns and is struggling to access mental health services for any reason, online therapy can be a good alternative for them. Get Online Mental Counselling and Online Mental Health Care from our professionals at  Samvedna Care, who can help you with your relationship, lifestyle, mental health, family or stress-related issues.

At Samvedna Care, we provide support and guidance so that you can live healthier and happier lives. Our trained and well-experienced mental health professionals help people through this journey towards wellness. 

It is also important to note that online sessions are not appropriate for emergencies. In case of any emergency, please reach out to a nearby hospital.

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