7 Reasons why you shouldn’t do online therapy

We use technology for almost everything, from ordering our weekly groceries and catching a ride home to booking a vacation and socializing with friends. So why wouldn’t you want to use technology to attend therapy sessions, too?

Online therapy has been around for years, but it wasn’t until COVID that it really picked up. As people around the world wanted to keep themselves safe, it made sense to move away from in-person therapy and toward online therapy. The benefits of providing and receiving mental healthcare through the internet are so widely recognized that many people have decided to stick with online therapy, long after the dangers of COVID are over.

While there are many benefits of online therapy, it’s not for everyone. If you’re on the fence about whether teletherapy is the right choice for you, here are some points to help you make up your mind.

Avoid online therapy if you don’t want to…

Have a flexible schedule

When you attend therapy sessions in person, you have to agree to a set date and time in advance. You usually can’t just change the appointment if you can’t make your session. Instead, you’re stuck paying for a session you can’t use.

With online therapy, you can book your sessions online and match them to your own schedule. If something crops up, you can change your appointment online and not have to worry about losing your money.

Know your important information is safe

Our sophisticated technology means that your important information and personal details are always safe. We use HIPPA-compliant procedures and software so that everything you share with us is 100% secure and private. You don’t have to worry about anything getting out.

Choose from hundreds of therapists

With traditional therapy, you’ve only got a small number of therapists in your local area to choose from — unless you want to spend hours each week traveling to their office. This simply isn’t the case when you choose online therapy.

Online therapy opens up a world of options and provides you with instant access to hundreds of qualified and licensed therapists. You’re not limited to the therapists that practice in your area and you don’t have to travel out of your way.

Attend your sessions wherever you like

Going to a therapist’s office for the first time can be very nerve-wracking. If you’d rather attend your sessions from somewhere you feel comfortable and safe, online therapy is for you. 

As all the sessions are done online through video chat software, you can attend from anywhere you like. A quiet corner of your favorite coffee shop, your best friend’s house, or even your bedroom. Our therapists want to make you feel comfortable so you can open up and be honest about what’s going on.

Have more free time

Because you can attend online therapy sessions from anywhere that’s convenient, you don’t have to waste time traveling to and from your therapist’s office. This leaves you with spare time that you can use to practice your favorite hobby, learn something new, or try out the new skills you’ve developed in therapy. 

Save money

Online therapy can be surprisingly affordable, especially if you’ve got health insurance. Depending on your policy, your online therapy sessions could be completely free. Take a look at your policy’s small print or get in touch with us and we’ll clear it up for you.

Even if you don’t have a health insurance policy or yours doesn’t have the right cover, online therapy could still be cheaper than you imagined. A single session with one of our qualified therapists is just $179.

Provide more context

When you talk to a therapist in their office, they don’t get the full picture of who you are and what your life’s like. Everyone behaves differently when they’re in an unfamiliar environment compared to when they’re in their own home.

When you attend therapy sessions online, your therapist can take in cues from your surroundings to gain a better understanding of you. This helps them give you better advice and give a more accurate diagnosis.

Made up your mind?

If you’ve decided online therapy is the right choice for you, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step on the path to a better life. Make your first appointment today and get things started. We have a huge number of therapists from all over the country to choose from. Whether you’re suffering from OCD, ADHD, anxiety, or you just need someone to talk to, we’re here to listen.


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