Online therapy or telemental health is different from counseling or therapy because it is not face to face and is typically not good for critical situations. However, online counseling is great for those who have questions about their mental health or want to learn how to manage anger, anxiety, depression, or learn how to have a better relationship.
Online therapy can be done via video conference or telephone. This can be a great alternative to an office visit. The benefits include working around your schedule. There is also increased privacy as a result of not having to come to a clinic and be seen by others. Online counseling is also very beneficial for people who are not yet ready to come to therapy or are unable to do so because of their busy schedule, travel, or other challenge. A great deal of time is saved, as well as travel expenses.