What is Teletherapy and is it a good option?
Teletherapy is providing therapy through a live video connection, over the internet on a secure platform. You receive the same treatment as you would in person, it's just done through your computer! If you've ever used Skype on your computer or FaceTime on your iPhone, you've used the same type of technology teletherapy uses.
Patient Demand – Consumers want teletherapy. The greatest impact of teletherapy is on the client, their family and their community. Using teletherapy technologies provides easier access to services resultung in: reduced travel time and related stresses for the client. Over the past 15 years, study after study has documented client satisfaction and support for teletherapy services.
Improved Quality – Studies have consistently shown that the quality of healthcare services delivered via telehealth services are as good those given in traditional in-person consulations. Mental Health professionals deliver superior healthcare resulting in greater outcomes and client satisfaction.
Cost Efficiencies – Reducing or containing the cost of healthcare is one of the most important reasons for adopting telehealth technologies. Telehealth can reduce the cost of healthcare and increase efficiency through better management of mental health. Telehealth provides easier access which reduces travel time.