Teletherapy online and over the phone is a lifeline for many people. Rates of depression and anxiety are at an all-time high. Amid the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports of anxiety and depression have tripled, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in September 2020. Young adults between the ages of 18-24 are particularly at risk.
The team at Wellness Road Psychology offers individual, couple, and family therapy in-person, online, and over the phone. The benefits of teletherapy are the same as traditional in-person therapy. The only difference is that you receive the help you need from the comfort of your home. Your provider uses the same evidence-based approaches to help you feel and function better.
What is teletherapy?
Technology has made it possible to stay connected with health providers to get the care you need, and that includes mental health care. Collectively known as telehealth, with teletherapy, or telepsychology, you use your computer or smartphone to attend scheduled therapy sessions that last about 50 minutes; it could be more or less time depending on your needs.
Whether you need help developing coping techniques, recovering from loss or trauma, or dating coaching, we work together with you remotely to help you overcome challenges and improve the way you think, feel, and function.
What is a remote therapy session like?
When you think of therapy, sitting across from your therapist in person is likely a familiar image. Rest assured that we provide the same high-quality mental health care online and over the phone as we do when you attend in-person sessions.
An online or phone therapy session is much like an in-person session. The only difference is that you connect to your therapist using your computer or phone without coming into the office. You’ll talk to your therapist and together create strategies and solutions to your problems.
Benefits of online and phone therapy
Teletherapy is just as beneficial as in-person therapy, and you have the added bonus of convenience. Here are just some of the benefits of connecting with your therapist online or over the phone.
We’re pleased to let prospective and current patients know that people who attend teletherapy sessions report being highly satisfied.
Without the need to travel or make major schedule adjustments, teletherapy is not only convenient but also keeps you safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Everything you discuss with your therapist is confidential. However, people who choose teletherapy appreciate the added privacy of not having to sit in a busy waiting room and the ability to receive therapy in the privacy of their homes.
The idea of opening up to someone in person causes some people to shy away from therapy. Fortunately, patients report feeling more comfortable talking to their therapist through their computer screen and over the phone.
For those who have anxiety about sharing intimate information with a trained mental health professional, online and phone therapy feels less intimidating. What’s more, patients share the same information in a teletherapy session as they do during in-person sessions. This gives access to people who may not otherwise seek therapy.
If you’re ready to make some positive changes, we can help. Our team consists of trained and licensed psychologists, psychotherapists, and a postdoctoral fellow devoted to helping people improve their lives.
Contact us at Wellness Road Psychology to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. We have offices in NYC and Dobbs Ferry. You can book your request online also.