What is teletherapy? Let’s break it down.
Tele- comes from Greek, where it has the meaning "far.'' It is also means reaching over a distance, carried out between two remote points, performed or operating through electronic transmissions
Therapy means counselling or getting medical advice over health issues both mental and physical to get fit and better.
Who needs Teletherapy?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stress can negatively affect job performance and productivity, engagement with one’s work, communication with co-workers and physical capability and daily functioning.
Using teletherapy to cope
Teletherapy, a form of telehealth, offers online counselling with licensed therapists via phone, webcam, email or text message.
Also known as telepsychology, telemental health or telepractice, this service has been around for more than 20 years, originally utilized by the military to treat veterans and serve patients in rural areas.
Teletherapy is the new frontier in mental health counseling. It’s private. It’s convenient. It’s comfortable for both the therapist and client. And it eliminates the stress of traffic and time.
What is the difference?
Teletherapy vs. face-to-face care
|Face to Face Care|
|Comfort of communicating via mobile device by chatting, using emojis, etc.||Sometimes people cannot open up and are awkward telling doctors about what’s troubling them.|
|Accessible saving travel time.|| Adjusting schedules adding travel time. |
|open to discussing mental health||Awkward and avoid discussion|
Teletherapy at workplaces or schools.
As it’s on the rise this service varies from place to place.
Some offices and schools believe that studying mannerisms ans behaviour patterns will help communication better.
Still, with time being extremely limited and a precious resource for millennials, teletherapy remains a viable, valuable and popular way for them to embrace and combine their flexibility and tech-savviness with a good cause: their mental health.
Teletherapy is on the rise.