Imagine not even having to leave your home to go to counseling. It would be much easier to arrive at appointments on time, and it would allow you to get to appointments even on your busiest days. No matter where you were in the world, you’d still have someone you could reach out to at the click of a button.
That’s what online individual therapy can do for you. The American Hospital Association points out that 76% of all U.S. hospitals currently reach their patients and practitioners using video and other types of technology. Individual therapy is available from the comfort of your home, while on a business trip, or while visiting friends or family. Telehealth services are more popular than ever, and virtual therapy is at the top of the list of beneficial services.
Why use virtual therapy? At Sunstone Recovery, we have put together this list of three excellent reasons you’ll want to consider using telehealth services for addiction or mental health conditions.
You Can Get Help No Matter Where You Are
The major benefit of individual therapy through telehealth is that you can be anywhere and still get therapy so long as you have cellular service, a landline, or an internet connection. People who live in remote areas might otherwise have to drive a half-hour, hour, or more to get individual therapy, but they can cut out those hours of travel just by using telehealth options.
Telehealth comes in a few forms. Some therapists use video, and others use text or phone calls. Whichever way fits with the technology at your disposal could be used to help you keep more regular therapy appointments. For example, if you only have a landline, your provider may offer a phone consultation and phone sessions. If you have the internet, then a virtual session using a webcam may be beneficial.
Virtual Therapy and Telehealth Services Are Convenient
Convenience is key in a busy life, and there is no question that telehealth is just that. Your session can take place at work, at home, at school, or while you travel. You can also appreciate that virtual therapy sessions are normally more affordable because insurance providers are typically required to cover those sessions in the same way as in-person sessions. Helpfully, these sessions are sometimes charged at lower rates thanks to lower costs for the therapists.
Treatment Is More Accessible for Everyone
Finally, treatment is much more accessible when it’s digital. Telehealth has made it possible for people from all backgrounds to access specific medical providers that they want to see. Younger individuals may want to go to therapy but not want their parents to know, or older people may want to have sessions set up before their kids get up for school or before work. Without the added stress of driving to the medical facility, it’s easier for all people to access the therapy sessions that they may need.
Additionally, patients can call for appointments with providers that may have been too far away for them to see in the past, opening up more options for them rather than limiting them to providers who are only in the local area.
Contact Sunstone Recovery to Learn More About Remote Telehealth Services
At Sunstone Recovery, we offer our patients telehealth services because we know that convenience and accessibility matter. We have a virtual intensive outpatient program to help with addiction, mental health, and other conditions, so patients get the help they need faster and more easily. To learn more about our programs and what we can do for you or someone you care about, call us today at 855.833.9199, or contact us online. Getting support is the first step toward beating an addiction.