5 Major Benefits of Teletherapy for Clients

5 Major Benefits of Teletherapy for Clients

Though therapy is known to have amazing benefits for mental health and wellbeing, there are a few barriers of entry for potential patients including social stigma, high prices, and scheduling conflicts. Luckily, teletherapy is changing the scope of mental health services today, making therapy more accessible for all, and the benefits of teletherapy have become quite clear.

Teletherapy is a form of telehealth practice, which refers to therapists or other healthcare professionals conducting appointments over video software. This new way to seek therapy has a host of amazing benefits for patients of all kinds including:

No more commutes or waiting rooms. A diagnosis of anxiety disorder or similar mental illnesses is a common catalyst for patients to seek therapy, and a brand-new environment such as an unfamiliar waiting room or office can trigger anxiety symptoms. Teletherapy allows patients to receive high-quality mental health care from the comfort and safety of their home. Additionally, teletherapy negates the need for long commutes, which can save busy people a great deal of time.

No physical barriers of entry. Previously, those without transportation, those in rural areas, those with advanced physical or mental illness, and those with unusual work schedules would have a lot of trouble getting into a therapist’s office for appointments. With teletherapy, all such barriers have been removed and people with all sorts of physical limitations or schedule abnormalities can receive mental health care.

Reduced pressure.  This is among the greatest benefits of teletherapy. According to statistics, the average person that attends a therapy session never returns for a second. This could be attributed to a number of factors including anxiety about an unfamiliar setting or self-consciousness when sitting in front of a therapist face-to-face. Because of its remote and discreet nature, many patients find teletherapy easier to mentally adjust to than in-person therapy.

No exposure to germs. With teletherapy, patients can attend their appointments and stay on track with their mental health even if they are under the weather and don’t want to spread germs. Additionally, those with weakened immune systems due to anxiety or other preexisting illness won’t have to worry about being exposed to new germs in a therapist’s waiting room or office.

Ease of consistency. When life gets in the way, it can be easy to miss multiple in-person therapy appointments. Teletherapy works around any schedule so that you can stay on track even when unexpected responsibilities come up, and consistency is key to a successful mental health journey.

Whether you’re seeking teletherapy, in-person therapy, or physical therapy, Cyti Clinics offers experienced professionals equipped to meet your exact needs. Contact Cyti Clinics today for more information.

The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice. You should not take any action or avoid taking any action without consulting with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger,  these resources can provide you with immediate help:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
24 Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255
Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741