Is there a type of person who benefits most from therapy?
All types of people with various symptoms, experiences, and struggles have benefitted from therapy. Broadly speaking, anyone who is willing and open-minded can benefit from therapy, and the only real requirement is that you have some degree of motivation to be there. It can be small, and it can ebb and flow, but without some willingness to participate in treatment it will be difficult for a therapist to be of help.
Online therapy in particular helps break down some of the most common barriers to accessing mental health care. The technology allows you to have a therapy appointment from nearly any location that is convenient and comfortable for you. There is no travel to an office, and telehealth provides access to a wider selection of clinicians for those with limited local mental health resources.
Going to an office setting and sitting in a waiting room can be uncomfortable for some, and telehealth affords the privacy and anonymity of treatment from your own home. Because telehealth also offers flexibility to therapists, there are generally more appointments available in the evenings, early mornings, weekends, holidays, and other times outside of traditional office hours. The video technology is simple to use from devices many people already own, and many find that the screen tends to fade away within a few minutes into the appointment.
Other questions related to Online Therapy
- Why would I see a therapist online?
- What expectations should a person have going into their first online counseling session?
- Can my kids see a therapist on Amwell?
- Can I see a therapist if I am traveling outside of the United States?
- What are some common types of online therapy?
- Can I see a therapist online if I am traveling or in another state?
- What is online therapy?
- Is my online therapy visit private and secure?
- How long is a typical online therapy visit on Amwell?
- What is an online therapy session like?