Online Therapy: 5 Prejudices Under The Microscope



Many people find online therapy (or online treatment) of mental problems a less attractive idea. On the other hand, many other activities do take place online. Groceries are ordered online, banking is arranged online, a new job is offered online and people even find a new partner online. It is high time to address the 5 most common prejudices of online therapy. Also see the guide for best online therapy

  1. Online Therapy Is Less Personal Than A Regular Therapy 

Online you will be brought into direct contact with your psychologist after registration. From planning the intake to completing your treatment, you only have direct contact with your psychologist. Besides being a practitioner, the psychologist is also your point of contact for practical or administrative questions. This way we make your therapy as personal as possible.

  1. Online Treatment Has Less Depth Than A Conversation Where You Sit Together In The Same Doctor’s Office

Clients usually conduct video calls from home. Many clients have indicated that this makes them feel more comfortable. After all, they are in a safe environment. Research has shown that clients get to the core of their problems even faster. The depth in a conversation arises from the connection with your practitioner and is separate from the means. So there is indeed depth possible during a video call. Clients who have followed a treatment with us share their personal experiences about this.

  1. Online Therapy Is Less Effective Than Regular Therapy At A Practice In The Neighborhood

The video calls are combined with a customized online treatment module. The treatment module consists of information and assignments to which you receive interim personal feedback from your psychologist. In this way, clients also actively work on their treatment between video calls. This is possible 7 days a week at a time that suits you best. There is also room for interim questions to your psychologist via a message function. As a client, you do not have to wait with a question or assignment for the next treatment interview at a practice. All in all, that increases the effectiveness of treatment.

  1. Online Treatment, Video Calls, And Communication Via An Internet Connection Is Unsafe

Some clear laws and regulations guarantee the privacy of clients. We also consider the safety of clients to be a precondition for good treatment. That is why we use a secure treatment platform. Each client receives a personal account with unique login details. The video calls and other communication will, therefore, run via this platform from the intake. In this way, we guarantee the safety of the client.

  1. Online Treatment Offers Fewer Treatment Options Than A Practice 

Online treatment is a practice in basic mental healthcare. We treat the same complaints or problems as local practices in basic mental healthcare. We work according to the same guidelines for treatment and therefore also use the same treatment techniques. However, the means may differ. Perhaps a psychologist will ask a local practice to make an exercise on paper. We use online assignments that we can discuss together and which you can read back on your account at a later time. Therefore offers the same treatment opportunities, but online and from home.

Would you like to experience what it is like to have an online conversation with a psychologist? Please contact us for a no-obligation introductory meeting.

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