Telehealth and teletherapy are two words we are hearing about more in today’s recent social climate. With limitations being set on in-person interactions, we are beginning to rely more and more on the ability to connect and communicate through technology, and our health is no exception.
Telehealth is defined as distribution of health-related services and information through electronic information and technology. A common example of this would be the use of online programs that allow you to speak with a doctor or nurse without leaving the house. More specifically, teletherapy involves conducting counseling and therapy sessions by phone or video.
Therapy is considered by most to be a sacred space of growth and connection, so the thought of moving from in-person therapy to video therapy can feel both scary and confusing. That being said, most changes in our lives can feel uncomfortable at first, but we can grow from these experiences and our feelings may change. Therapy and teletherapy are no exceptions. Whether you are beginning therapy for the first time and deciding on teletherapy or you are transitioning with your current therapist from in-person, here are some helpful things to remember to make this next step feel more comfortable: