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Trending: Online Therapy
Imagine a future where therapists video chat with their clients. 

It’s not as far away as you might think, and it’s only scratching the surface of how therapy is changing.  Therapy will always have the mission of helping people live a happier and healthier life, but the methods of working with and reaching clients are evolving rapidly.
 

A glimpse of that future...

Roughly one in five adults in the U.S. experience mental illness every year. Approximately 60% of them do not receive treatment because of the stigma, costs, 
inconvenience and inaccessibility of mental health services such as therapy. 

Online therapy is an effort to make seeing a therapist more affordable, convenient and stigma-free. It uses a secure technology to facilitate sessions and conversations between clients and licensed therapists.

This helps clients who do not have the means/income needed for the commute per session, and/or the time to commute to an office.  It also allows people to see a therapist anonymously rather than risking someone seeing them at an office and telling others they deal with a mental illness.

Online therapy has increased in popularity as therapists realize they can use it to help more clients.  Therapists are doing this within their practices or via companies that facilitate/provide online therapy networks.

The virtual reality of it...

Many clients love video chatting with therapists because they are receiving the in-person interaction without commuting to an office.  What if there was a way to make this feeling more intense and immersive?

Virtual reality is in the early stages of development at the moment, but therapists think it could become a valuable tool for therapy once the technology advances.  And, it could allow the therapist and client to feel as if their physical environments have merged.

If this type of therapy could help you take the first step needed to your recovery or someone you know, please give us a call, or submit a request for contact form at http://schedule.daleandhancock.com/.  We are here to help.  Your wellbeing is our priority.  It gets better. 
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