5 reasons why online therapy might work for you
By: Lorraine Hackett
Updated: 15 January 2018
While traditionally, therapy was carried out face to face, having the option to talk to your therapist online is becoming a popular choice for a number of reasons.
At MyMind, you have the choice of having your session at one of our four centres, or online via video chat, no matter where you’re living in Ireland.
You can even do both – switch your appointment from face to face to online if you are travelling or know it may be difficult to make it to one of our physical locations on the day of your appointment.
Here are some of the benefits of choosing the online option for your time at MyMind.
You don’t even have to leave the house: If you have an online session at MyMind, you can talk to your therapist or counsellor in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone. Maybe you’re struggling with mobility issues, maybe you want to save money on the commute, maybe you can’t get childcare, maybe the weather forecast doesn’t look good! For whatever reason, if having your session via video chat works for you, then do it!
You can keep up your sessions while travelling: MyMind gives the option of occasionally bringing your sessions online or to mix and match your online and face to face sessions easily and with no additional cost You might be travelling for work, or on holiday or have gone home outside of city for a few days, and at the time, need to bring your session online.
You can tackle your anxiety: If you are seeking support from MyMind for anxiety issues or agoraphobia, and don’t feel quite ready to come to one of our centres, the online option could be the best one for you at that time. As you work through your difficulties with your therapist, you may feel in time that you would prefer to have your session face to face. Or not! This is your wellbeing experience, and it has to suit your needs.
You can schedule to suit you: If you have a busy schedule that week and simply don’t have time to travel to a MyMind centre, an online session might work for you. Maybe you’re having friends over 10 minutes after your session, maybe you’re studying for a big exam and every minute is precious. The online option gives you back the time you’d spend commuting without delaying or interrupting your therapeutic work.
You don’t have to live near us: Currently, MyMind has centres in Dublin South, Dublin North, Cork city and Limerick city. The good news is that you don’t have to live near us to choose from our multilingual team of 75 mental health professionals. If you’re a farmer living in Offaly, a student living in Tipperary or a busy mum living in Donegal, for example, you can still avail of everything that MyMind has to offer via our with our video chat option.
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