During the COVID-19 Pandemic many people are struggling with their mental health. For people considering therapy, or counselling they may not be aware that they can get help virtually from the expert staff at Durand Integrated Health Group. Virtual therapy means you can meet with your therapist by video over the computer (We also offer telephone appointments please call for more information). It is confidential and secure and you don’t have to leave the safety of your home.
What are the Benefits of Virtual Therapy?
One of the main benefits of virtual therapy is that clients feel more open and comfortable talking about issues because they are in the privacy of their own homes. This can make it easier to tackle sensitive issues. For many people being at home makes you feel calmer and at ease.
Meeting virtually can also be more time-efficient. or people who may feel too busy to get help for their mental health, no commute saves time. This can result in greater flexibility in scheduling appointments.
Doing therapy remotely also gives practitioners access to new tools available to assist their clients. For example at Durand Integrated Health Group our Psychotherapist Sophia Sammy is able to incorporate art therapy into sessions using digital applications that are easily accessible to clients.
Lastly, sessions can be emotionally challenging and not having to travel to an appointment saves you from having to make a long drive home after a potentially difficult session.
For many clients, switching to the new reality of connecting with people digitally has been a challenge. Occasionally you will have to deal with the realities of technical issues but the general feedback from clients and practitioners is largely positive.