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What is Teletherapy?
Teletherapy describes psychotherapy where the patient meets the therapist via an online video visit.
Teletherapy is equivalent to traditional therapy. As a patient, you receive the same mental health care as with traditional therapy, but there is no need to commute anywhere. You can see your therapist online, via a Zoom call or similar.
What does teletherapy involve?
Teletherapy, just like psychotherapy in general, involves guided discussion between the patient and psychotherapist.
A common therapeutic approach is called cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT.
In CBT the therapist and patient work together to identify and challenge unproductive thought patterns.
What to expect from a teletherapist?
Teletherapy sessions rely heavily on conversation between the patient and the teletherapist. To enable this, the teletherapist should aim for an individualized, non-judgmental, and empathic approach to build trust between them and the patient.
What does teletherapy treat?
Teletherapy sessions will focus on changing thought patterns, healing from psychological trauma, understanding past and present relationships, controlling unwanted behaviors, or solving other problems faced by the client.
Additionally, your teletherapist can teach you coping methods to handle triggering situations, controlling difficult emotions and successfully approaching problem-solving.
Psychotherapy may last for only a few sessions or may go on for months or even years, depending on the patient. The goal of all forms of psychotherapy is helping patients reduce or eliminate disturbing thought patterns, behaviors, and emotional states so that the patients can live as happily and productively as possible.