Telehealth Mental Health Therapy

Telehealth Mental Health Therapy in a COVID-19 World.

Telehealth online counselling

Telehealth Therapy has a few different names, and it is referred to as online counselling, virtual therapy, online therapy or online care. Internet care services have grown significantly as a medium for therapy since social distancing and the advancement of internet technologies. Telehealth therapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in-person sessions, as the message remains the same, even if the medium is different.

You shouldn't neglect mental health issues. If you feel anxious or depressed, ask for help. Disregarding the problem – or assuming it will go away on its own – can make your case worse. Lifeward Family Therapy offers an integrated approach to therapy with comprehensive evaluations, personalised treatment, and continuity of care. We provide therapy for everyone. Our goal is to help you address challenges and healthily enjoy your life.

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We offer individual or online group treatment sessions with people who understand everything you are going through.


The advantages of telehealth online counselling during a pandemic

There's no doubt we live in challenging times due to COVID-19. Apart from worries for your health, you may be dealing with feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, and stress.

You are not alone in this situation.

Unfortunately, thousands of Australians face diminished budgets, time, and logistics that impede their ability to access quality mental health care. Since the pandemic started, the endorsement of online therapy as a viable care option has grown exponentially. It can be just as practical as a physical visit to your therapist in many cases. Here are some facts about how online mental health therapy works and its benefits.

Mental health crisis and COVID-19.

Most of the attention covering COVID-19 focused on the physical threat of the virus. It is definitely an issue for patients at higher risk, including the aged, especially people with underlying health disorders. Nonetheless, we cannot overlook the increased mental health issues that many individuals have endured during the lockdown.

Social isolation, a constant flow of negative news, the loss of jobs and reduced income, including the loss of loved ones, have led to increased levels of anxiety and depression for many. They have also led to a rise in alcohol and substance misuse as a way to escape. A considerable number of adults reported struggling with mental health or substance abuse.

Mental health is a severe crisis that we cannot ignore. Unfortunately, social distancing mandates often make it challenging to seek individual or group therapy. You may be frightened to visit a therapist's office even if restrictions have been removed.

Fortunately, technology and knowledge come to aid to offer safe and effective online therapy solutions from the comfort of your home.

Telehealth online therapy solutions and benefits

At Lifeward Family Therapy, telehealth therapy works like a typical session, except you are not in the same room as the therapist. We use the newest technology and specialised platforms like Zoom and FaceTime to connect with patients safely and securely. There is a simple phone call option available if technology is not available. Telehealth therapy can also be intimate, even without the usual "face-to-face" interaction. It may be even more personal since your therapist is afforded a real-time glimpse into your life that could never be fully simulated in an office space.

Reduced travel time and costs

Telehealth can be a solution for people who live in remote areas as they do not have to travel significant distances to have therapy. It's ideal for those with a physical condition that limits mobility with inadequate transportation. If your therapist is not nearby, you could spend a lot of time travelling to and from sessions in the car. That adds up to miles on your vehicle and more stops for gas. There is no cost when travelling to an online session.

Consistent therapy with more frequent sessions

Traffic or weather conditions and illness are just a few reasons people miss therapy appointments. Online telehealth therapy presents a solution to these hurdles, allowing patients to continue care more consistently and improving their chances. Because of fewer issues with travel, taking time off work, and managing schedules, patients can organise more frequent sessions if the need arises. This is extremely helpful for patients with sensitive issues or those who suddenly need to speak to a psychologist.

Improved progress

Due to scheduling more sessions, you may start to feel better quickly. Having not to wait a week or two between appointments as you control the frequency and timeline of your sessions. Telehealth therapy provides access to anyone in virtually any part of Western Australia, and you can connect with experts in another part of the state or another office.

More comfortable for patients

Many patients like that they can participate in a session from the comfort of their home, whether it's a nearby park bench or the living room couch. Patients feel more at ease as it's possible to eliminate some of the social stigmas surrounding mental health counselling.

Safety without sacrificing care

The pandemic and fear of being in public spaces have caused thousands of Australians to avoid in-person care. Online therapy lets you practice social distancing. Telehealth option protecting your physical health without sacrificing or limiting your mental health care.

Flexibility in scheduling

Since everything is conducted online, you can schedule sessions that fit your calendar. You can schedule therapy around your family obligations, work schedule or school. The comfort and flexibility are ideal for making therapy a relaxing part of your routine.