Telecommunications technology has transformed how therapists provide mental health services. By delivering mental health care remotely, it’s possible to bring life-changing services to anyone.
Clinical mental health counselors interact with clients through a wide range of technological tools that work best for them, such as apps, videoconferencing, text messaging, e-mail, etc.
Before the pandemic, Telehealth was slowly but steadily growing in the United States, but there were restrictions. During the pandemic, those restrictions were lifted, and telehealth was encouraged, allowing healthcare providers to offer services to anyone in need.
Telehealth puts mental health services within reach of men, women, and children who live in rural or remote areas where counselors may be scarce, lifting geographic limitations and allowing mental health providers from other states to practice Telehealth within its borders. Telehealth therapy practitioners also can provide services in correctional settings when the patient and clinician cannot be together. It makes it easier to schedule between work, childcare, or school and eliminates the need for transportation or travel-related costs.
Telehealth also removes many of the barriers that lead to long waits to see providers, provides more options for choosing a practitioner, eliminates waiting lists, or concerns about appearing publicly at a practitioner’s office, easing anxieties, and promoting acceptance of treatment.
Although it may be difficult and time-consuming to find the right therapist for you, it’s important to keep trying. The sooner you can start therapy — and stay committed to it — the sooner you’ll have an improved quality of life.
At Resolutions Therapy, we have therapists that can help you determine the best options for you and your situation.
CONTACT US today to get started. We have training and experience in a variety of treatment modalities to personalize your experience in a way that best suits you and your needs. Learn more.
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