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Appropriateness Of Online Therapy

Appropriateness Of Online Therapy

Online therapy tends to be appropriate for patients dealing with mild to moderate life stressors and mental disorders like anxiety and depression.

Some examples of “good fits” for online therapy include:

  • Work/life balance
  • Relationship concerns
  • Stress management
  • Life changes
  • Grief and persistent depression
  • Generalized anxiety and panic disorders
  • Self-esteem/self-confidence.

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Set Realistic Goals Regarding Online Therapy
  1. Be realistic. Problems built during the course of years won't resolve in one or two sessions.
  2. Be open to what your clinician tells you. Be rady to try something new.
  3. Take responsability. The only. one that can change you is you.
  4. Set SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timely). Goals help guide therapy. Take sime time to set yours.
  5. Come prepared for sessions. Do your weekly therapy homework, write down anything you would like to remember during the session.
  6. Speak up! Don't be afraid to state what is working and what is not working with your therapist.

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How To Get The Most Out Of Online Therapy

Online therapy can change your life. But, it is important to first determine if it is the right fit for you.

By taking the time and effort to do research, you can maximize potential success with therapy. 

Here is a quick summary of my online therapy tips:

  • First, determine if online therapy is right for you;
  • Second, maximize therapy benefits by managing logistics;
  • Third, prepare for your sessions;
  • Fourth, set realistic expectations;
  • Fifth, understand the benefits of online therapy.

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Privacy and Online Therapy

Online counseling platforms use encrypted communication methods, but you need to protectyour privacy onyour end as well.

Talk to your therapist behind closed doors, as you would talk to your therapist in real life. The lack of privacy is not only distracting, but also unsafe.

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What to Do When You Can’t Afford Therapy

Financial limitations shouldn’t prevent anyone from finding help.

Checking in with your insurance company, asking for sliding-scale or reduced fees, or enlisting the help of a psychologist in training are choices that could help you fit therapy into your budget.

And while some options (like apps, self-help books, or podcasts) may not be a substitute for regular sessions with a mental health professional, there’s a lot you can do to improve your mental health.

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Exercise Regularly

We believe these benefits are a result of increased blood flow to your brain during exercise. It also tends to counter some of the natural reduction in brain connections that occur during aging, in effect reversing some of the problems.

Aim to exercise several times per week for 30–60 minutes. You can walk, swim, play tennis or any other moderate aerobic activity that increases your heart rate.

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Get a good night’s rest

The first key to productivity: getting enough sleep. 7-8 hours of sleep a night will improve into your work, from sharper decision making and problem-solving, to better coping with change.

It is not just the quantity of sleep that matters, but quality as well. You should try to stick to a regular sleep pattern.

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