Five Fast Facts About Online or Virtual Therapy
- For some individuals, especially those with severe or chronic mental health issues, remote therapy is NOT appropriate.
- Remote or online therapy can be more convenient than in-person therapy.
- Receiving therapy from an online therapist requires the same “due diligence” on the patient’s part as one would undertake if you were meeting with a therapist in his “bricks and mortar” office. That means checking on the therapist’s credentials to ensure that he or she is a licensed mental health professional.
- The limitations associated with online therapy are often outweighed by the advantages for the therapist of being able to see the individual or couple in their natural surroundings. Online therapy gives the therapist the opportunity to observe their patients or clients interacting with their families, including their children and pets, in situations that would not be possible when meeting in a separate professional office.
- Under most circumstances and for most, but not all individuals, there is no difference in the effectiveness of “in-person” versus online or virtual therapy.
I invite you to contact me by phone at 410-377-4343 or email me, or if you prefer contact me to schedule an appointment or to discuss any issues or questions you may have. Please keep in mind that since I have limited my practice to online or virtual therapy, and since as a Maryland licensed psychologist, I am able to meet with individuals or couples living anywhere in the state, those of you living in Baltimore, Towson, Pikesville, Columbia, Bethesda, Annapolis, Frederick, as well as those living in other more remote towns and cities in Maryland are welcome to contact me to explore treatment options.