Online CBT Therapy

How does online CBT therapy works?

 

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a set of techniques that help participants improve relationships with themselves, the society they live in, and all of the important people in their daily lives. With the help of a qualified professional mental health worker, participants explore the beliefs, habits, and psychological foundations that affect emotional regulation, distortions in cognitive perceptions, anxiety, and personal coping mechanisms that may be holding them back from realizing their greatest potential and building healthy interpersonal connections.

Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy removes many common barriers that keep people from seeking help with their mental health issues. Some psychological conditions make traditional in-office visits difficult for those who may need these services the most. Seeking help online means these participants avoid triggers that prevent them from accessing professional guidance. Internet-based CBT also costs less than office visits, which reduces the financial burden of long-term treatment. For those who live in areas that are underserved by in-person medical professionals or simply don’t have the wiggle room in their daily schedules for hours at an office, online therapy makes it possible to continue treatment without compromising their regular responsibilities.

Evidence shows that online therapy is just as effective as in-person sessions. However, there are some slight differences that affect participant experience.

CBT is primarily a talk-based therapy. That makes it difficult for participants to remember potentially important details after the session ends. With online sessions, records of text-based chats can be saved for later analysis and tracking purposes, which supports more even and intentional improvements with less hassle.

Digital platforms allow therapists to share a wider variety of informational resources with their patients in the form of video and audio files, customized online lessons, and smartphone apps.

Therapists can connect with patients via video chat, voice calls, or text messaging. This physical distance makes it easier for those with social anxiety or avoidant behaviours to access the help they need. Online therapy for anxiety can do wonders for people struggling with it.

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