The Warming Tree Wellness Centre
Pamelah Stevens, LMHC & Associates
LICENSED WELLNESS COACHES & THERAPISTS
So what are the benefits to you?
Online counseling is convenient. You have the freedom to book sessions according to your own schedule. Instead of trying to arrange your schedule to include driving to and from an office appointment, you save time and your resources. Online counseling sessions can be conducted from the comfort of your own home or in a space that you find safe and secure. For individuals living in rural or remote areas where you may not be able to find transportation to an office location, online counseling can provide you with the services you need: all that is required is a telephone or an internet connection.
According to a recent study, online counseling is an effective and cost-effective approach to treating mild and moderate depression” (Montero-Marin et al., 2013, p. 5). Another study reported that 90% of individuals who received online counseling reported that their problems and issues were resolved. And finally, the Swinburne University of Technology E-therapy unit has been recognized for its successful implementation of its Panic Online Program, which has helped individuals who are diagnosed with panic disorder (Prabhakar, 2013).
“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity
to do so.”
– Doris Lessing –
Montero-Marin et al. (2013). Expectations, experiences and attitudes of patients and primary health care professionals regarding online psychotherapeutic interventions for depression: protocol for a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 13(64), 1-6. Retrieved from http://biomedcentral.com/
Prabhakar, E. (2013). E-Therapy: Ethical Considerations of a Changing Healthcare Communication Environment. Pastoral Psychology, 62, 211-218. doi:10.1007/s11089-012-0434-3