Online Video Teletherapy

When trying to book a mental health appointment, suppose you can’t leave the house or find a session that agrees with your schedule. In either case, you might try online video therapy. Thriving Center of Psychology in Midtown, New York, NY, SoHo, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Miami, FL, offers TeleTherapy, an online video conferencing option that allows you to get the treatment you need from your office or home. Learn more about online video therapy by visiting the website or calling the offices to schedule an online session today.

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Online Video TeleTherapy Q & A

What is online video therapy?

Online video therapy allows you to receive top-notch mental health care in the convenience and comfort of your preferred location. The therapists and psychologists at Thriving Center of Psychology use web-based video conferencing software to provide many of the same types of therapy that are available in person. The latest technology enables your therapist to give you the same personal attention and quality treatment you would expect, regardless of delivery format.

What are the benefits of online video therapy?

Online video therapy offers many advantages over onsite appointments, like reducing travel time, parking, and other inconveniences that come with physically going to the office. Video therapy also has a way of making it easier for clients to talk about their feelings and complex issues. Video often enables people to open up in their home or office, which is a familiar space to them.

Is online video therapy as effective as in-person therapy?

Compared to in-person therapy, the research shows that online sessions can be just as effective for treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy. Psychological studies also suggest that video therapy is a successful tool for treating several mental health conditions.

The effectiveness of online video therapy depends on the type of therapy and the condition being treated. It’s important to speak to a highly qualified therapist who you can trust as they will be able to guide you on whether in-person or online video therapy is best for your specific needs and goals. 

What Are The Pros and Cons of Online Video Therapy vs. In-Person Therapy?

Virtual therapy offers a number of benefits to patients as it allows them to receive therapy without leaving their homes. Sometimes a barrier to therapy is being available in person at appointments, and online video therapy removes that barrier. 

Pros of online video therapy include: 

  • Convenience and flexibility – you can receive a range of therapy services and formats from the comfort of your own home without waiting in traffic. 
  • Removes barriers – virtual therapy helps to reduce the resources you need to come to therapy, like transportation, childcare, and unplanned appointments. 
  • Access – if you are unable to travel to an office or live further away from a city, you can still access the same level of high-quality therapy. 
  • Comfort – online video therapy removes the potential to run into unknowns or anyone you know on the way to therapy, and it may feel more comfortable to speak when in a familiar setting. 

Cons of online video therapy include: 

  • Technology glitches – online video mental health therapy is reliant on technology and an internet connection. An inconsistent connection or problems with technology can negatively impact the online therapy experience. 
  • Limitations – not all approaches are suitable for online therapy. Depending on your reason for seeking out therapy, some concerns are more appropriate to work on in person. 
  • Non-verbal communication – it can be a little trickier to pick up on non-verbal communication and body language, which can be off-putting for some. 

Ultimately, online video therapy sessions can allow you to speak with a therapist consistently around your schedule with more convenience. Like in-person therapy, it’s often down to the individual as to whether online video therapy is a good fit for them. As some clients find it extremely difficult to make it to in-person appointments, online therapy could be potentially life-changing for some individuals.

Which Conditions Can Be Addressed With Online Video Therapy?

The skilled experts at Thriving Center of Psychology have had success with online video therapy with helping clients with conditions like:

  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Relationship concerns
  • Depression

You can also take advantage of online video therapy to receive life coaching. 

How Much Do Video Therapy Sessions Cost?

The cost of online therapy sessions usually depends on the therapist or psychologist you see and their experience. Credentials, experience, and expertise all influence online video therapy costs. Treatment can typically cost anywhere between $150 and $300. While our services are out-of-network for all insurance companies, if you have an Out-of-Network or PPO insurance plan, then your insurance company may reimburse some of the costs of the appointment fee. 

What Do I Need For An Online Therapy Appointment?

To experience the best possible online therapy session, ensure your computer has a high-speed internet connection. You’ll also need a camera and microphone. Finally, the space you use for your video appointments should be quiet and private.

Before your first online appointment, see if you need to download any special video conferencing software, and make sure you have the most updated version. Your therapist will give you all the essential information in advance to help you get ready for your first video therapy session.

Do I Need To Visit The Office, Or Can All My Therapy Happen Online?

Thriving Center of Psychology suggests that you schedule your first consultation with your provider in person. Thereafter, they might recommend periodic face-to-face sessions in addition to your online appointments. However, you might not have to schedule any office visits if distance or other factors pose too much difficulty for you. 

How to Find an Online Video Therapist or Psychologist 

If you think that you would benefit from speaking with one of the caring therapists or psychologists at Thriving Center of Psychology, we can help you find a therapist online to suit your needs. If you’re looking for online therapy in NYC, or any other major city, the simplest way to find an online therapist is by filling out our Therapist Matchmaker Survey. Answering some simple questions helps us to start the process of finding the best therapist to match your individual situation, goals, and needs. Instead of researching “NYC online therapy,” we can help you find the right online therapist for you. All our therapists, psychologists, and team are pre-vetted, so you can trust that you will receive the highest quality of treatment. 

Online Video Therapy at Thriving Center of Psychology 

Having a good fit with someone is important for the success of any relationship, and that couldn’t be more true for the client-therapist relationship. A good match is essential for helping you not only connect with your therapist but remain consistent and get the most from therapy.

At Thriving Center of Psychology, our therapists are personable and compassionate, using only evidence-based treatments. We know that having the right fit with your therapist is crucial. That’s why our team works with you to find the right person and demystify the world of therapy, making high-quality therapy accessible for all.  

Start working with Thriving Center of Psychology and experience the benefits of online video therapy. To schedule an initial consultation, call one of our offices, or visit the website today.

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