Phoning It In: The Benefits of Remote Therapy

If circumstances in your daily life make it difficult to start or keep up with in-person therapy, you may want to go remote. Therapy from a distance can feel just as personal as conventional care, while enhancing your mental health so you can better thrive. 

A study published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders showed that online therapy is acceptable, practical, and just as effective as face-to-face therapy for major depression and anxiety disorders. Remote therapy can also help if you have an eating disorder, need relationship counseling, or deal with effects of abuse.

Our trauma-informed, compassionate team of professionals at The Green Room 

Psychological Services Inc., in San Diego, California, are pleased to provide customized therapy options to meet your specific needs. 

Convenience and ease

When you’re in need of emotional support or are really struggling, not having to drive to an office, find parking, and drive again afterward can bring a sense of ease. Some people benefit from resting or decompressing after a therapy session versus getting into a car and traffic. With remote therapy, you won’t have to worry about the added time and energy commuting takes. You simply choose a quiet spot wherever you are for the session. Remote therapy can also help if you have a packed schedule and can’t carve out time or secure childcare to allow for in-person sessions.

Physical health and safety

If you’re not feeling well physically or have a contagious illness, in-person therapy may not be your best option. Remote therapy allows you to keep your appointment and get needed support sooner, rather than postpone it until you feel better. Online therapy and teletherapy also provide safer options when your appointment falls during rain or snow storms, when driving is more challenging and risky. If you have a physical disability, remote therapy may be your safest and most feasible option as well.

Increased comfort

If you struggle with social anxiety, you can rest easier with remote therapy, knowing you won’t be sitting in a waiting room with others or passing people on your way to and from your session. The same goes for fatigue related to depression, which can make in-person appointments difficult. Regardless of your mental health needs, remote therapy allows you the comforts of your own home. You can sit in your favorite chair during your treatment and wear your comfiest clothing, such as pajamas, that you may not want to wear in public. 

To learn more about remote therapy, call The Green Room Psychological Services Inc., or email us through our website. No matter where you are in your mental health journey, our caring experts are here to help.

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