FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ADVANTAGES TO ONLINE THERAPY…
Online therapy has been proven to be as effective as in-person therapy. Some advantages of online therapy or teletherapy include:
Easier access: Clients who live in remote areas or who have limited mobility or limited access to transportation may be more motivated to participate in online therapy.
Reduced cost: Online therapy eliminates the costs associated with travel time and gas.
More consistent therapy: Online therapy decreases absences due to poor weather conditions or sickness, allowing clients to participate in therapy on a regular basis.
More intense therapy: Online therapy can be scheduled more frequently, as clients do not have to commute long distances.
Increased progress: Since online therapy provides more intense therapy, it can accelerate progress.
Better access to specialists: Online therapy can allow individuals in remote areas to get help from specialists who may not be available in their geographic location.
Psychological comfort: Online therapy can help with eliminating the social stigma related to receiving mental counseling or other therapy.
Flexibility: Clients have access to more specialists and can select the specialists who can work with their schedules.
Online therapy DOES NOT lend itself to crisis situations and a timely response. Online therapy is not appropriate if you have suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, or a serious psychiatric illness that lends itself to instability.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PSYCHIATRIST AND A PSYCHOTHERAPIST?
In basic terms, a psychiatrist is a registered doctor who can diagnose mental illness and prescribe medication. Psychotherapists will offer talk therapy and while they can diagnosis mental illness it is necessary to treatment and they cannot prescribe medication (though they will have a good understanding of the diagnosis or even medication that might be applicable).
WHAT IS PERINATAL?
Perinatal refers to the period before and after birth. The perinatal period generally starts at the 20th to 28th week of gestation and end weeks to months after birth.