How Online Counseling Benefits Patients
November 8, 2017
You’re feeling too anxious to get out of the house. Or you don’t really want to get up and go outside after all you’ve been through this day, week, month, or maybe even year. People say you need someone to talk to, or maybe you have established that yourself. You want help but you know that the hassle of finding someone who actually wants to hear you is going to be too difficult. Maybe you can’t even attempt to find someone to talk to because there is no healthcare professionals near your home. What do you do?
Finding the answer.
Telehealth, or telemedicine, is the use of telecommunication technologies to enhance healthcare, public health, and health education through various means and methods. Healthcare, much like many other industries, is becoming easily accessible through the use of online services. The introduction of telehealth services changed the way people looked at seeking physical, emotional, and psychological help. Patients can see that using telehealth services is not only easier to access than a traditional hospital or doctor’s office, but they also realize that it is more affordable and it is easier to keep the vitality of privacy and security than traditional healthcare services.
Technology makes some things harder to do. How does it make healthcare easier to access?
Imagine you live in a rural community with one or maybe even a few healthcare professionals. You’ve thought about talking to them about what they can do for you, or maybe even you’ve tried to talk to them, but you don’t or didn’t like the help they had to offer. Not only that, but every time you want to talk to them you have to get everything ready for the day, drive way too many miles to get there, and then have to work around their schedule. Maybe you live in a city and some of these same difficulties apply: scheduling conflicts, too far of a drive, or just not the help you had hoped to receive.
That’s what makes telehealth different. It gives you choice to choose from hundreds of therapists or counselors, convenience by allowing you to engage with a professional online, and accessibility to meet with your counselor regardless of distance or physical limitations. By allowing people to get help through using email, IM chat, phone calls, and even video conferences makes accessing it much easier.
How can I be sure that my information is safe?
WeCounsel, one of the leading telehealth care providers in the world, allows you to maintain your anonymity through private, online interactions with your therapist. By using 100% secure technologies to ensure your confidentiality means that no one can have access to your information except for the fully certified professional that you choose. By getting help online the worry of seeing someone you know as you enter the doctor’s office or the fright of your local counselor breaking confidentiality is completely erased.
How can I get started?
Getting started is as easy as following a three step process of starting your search for a therapist through WeCounsel’s directory, requesting a therapist, and then engaging in your first session. WeCounsel offers help at anytime so you could get into your first session in a matter of minutes. Click here to learn more and start feeling better today.
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