Morgan Rakay, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Benefits to TeleTherapy
Many people find that speaking over the phone encourages deeper listening and keeps them present and in-the-moment.
TeleTherapy offers increased access to those with
physical or medical limitations
work, family, and other time constraints
severe mental health symptoms that limit ability to engage in more traditional therapy settings
Privacy and Comfort are enhanced by choosing your own space.
Effectiveness - Research indicates that teletherapy can be just as effective as meeting in person.
Barriers in TeleTherapy
Online or phone-based platforms aren't right for everyone. Individuals who have difficulty with technology, attention, and/or vision and hearing may not experience the most effective therapy available to them.
Other potential barriers include:
connection issues and quality
potential interruptions at home
other incoming calls
limited visual cues important to interventions or diagnosis
difficulty forming a relationship with your clinician