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Is Online Therapy As Effective as In-Person Treatment?

Is Online Therapy As Effective as In-Person Treatment?

Who Needs Therapy
At East-West Therapy Hawaii, we believe a problem isn’t a problem until it complicates your life. This means that, in life, we face problems every day, but, every once in awhile an issue, or event, arises that is so problematic that it gets in the way of the life we’ve enjoyed living or would like to enjoy living. Fortunately, help is available, and in many different forms, one of which is online therapy, also known as teletherapy.

Online Therapy and In-Person Therapy
Teletherapy, otherwise known as telepsychology, e-therapy or e-counseling, has been in existence for over 20 years and is fast becoming the resource of choice as more and more telepsychology services abound. These services successfully help those who discover this type of therapy is profoundly efficient, effective, readily available and affordable.

From the early 1800’s, when the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmond Freud, offered mental assistance to those in need, countless people have benefited from therapeutic counseling in a traditional office setting. However, as life has progressed into more complicated living with more complicated issues and less time available for help, teletherapy has become one of the best resources around.

Benefits of In-Person Meetings
All things considered there are benefits to both in-office counseling and teletherapy. For the in-office experience, benefits include:

  • the ability to meet in a physical location where the clients feels safe from the issues of daily life
  • feeling a stronger commitment to one’s mental health by driving to a dedicated mental health location
  • the ability to deal with severe issues in a more effective way
  • the ability to offer such services as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), play therapy, music therapy and more

Benefits of Teletherapy
There are many reasons why teletherapy works so well, including having:

  • help as easy as dialing your phone
  • session that begin the minute you dial the number
  • the ability to help you anytime, anywhere
  • the ability to help those hesitant to seek in-office therapy
  • the cost oftentimes less because of no overhead

Deciphering What is Right for You
At East-West Therapy Hawaii, we know choosing the best teletherapist is first and foremost, which is why we also know that a teletherapist must be someone who:
provides therapy in a way that works best for you
helps you feel comfortable enough to trust him, or her, with your most delicate thoughts and feelings.
seeks to understand you and then help you discover what you are feeling and why
helps you resolve your specific issues in a way that feels right for you

At East-West Therapy Hawaii, we are passionate about the work we do. We know life is busy and we know issues can be huge, which is why we choose to be available for you anytime, anywhere.

We invite you to contact East-West Therapy Hawaii for a free consultation where we can show you how much we believe in what we do and the help we can offer you today.