Many workers are experiencing burnout where they are overwhelmed after a long day at work and feel too ashamed to speak to someone about it. They do not have the time to visit a therapist’s office or want anyone to know they are seeking treatment. With teletherapy, workers have the chance to speak to a therapist in a virtual environment and get the help they need.
How Does Teletherapy Help You Cope?
Teletherapy gives patients online counseling with licensed therapists through phone, webcam, email or text. This is a service that has been around for over 20 years originally used by the military to treat veterans and others who live in rural areas. Millennials are used to being glued to technology and using teletherapy is something they will naturally adapt to. According to BetterHelp.com, 23-28 year-olds make up 60% of its total users. There are more than a dozen sites and apps that use this form of therapy like Talkspace, 7 Cups of Tea, American Well, Breakthrough, and Lantern. Teletherapy is private, convenient, and gets rid of the stress of traffic and making it to the appointment.
What is the Difference Between Teletherapy and In-Person Therapy?
Millennials are used to communicating through video chatting or text messaging. If it is easier to open up to others this way, they can easily speak to a therapist in this virtual matter as well. Teletherapy is available anytime and anywhere. You do not need to worry about trying to set up an appointment to fit in with your schedule as there will always be someone there. It is less expensive than in-person therapy as weekly fees normally start at $32 while others have monthly bills of $49-$150 a month. You do not have to wait until the next appointment to get help from a trained professional as there is always support. If you are afraid to explore mental health therapy, communicating with a therapist online can help you feel less scared.
How are Companies Influenced By Teletherapy?
Companies like Cisco have 47% of millennial employees. Their goal with their employees is to listen to them with compassion and understanding. They have weekly check-ins and have a program called Vida that has digital one-on-one coaching on nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress management. Teletherapy makes it possible for anyone to get help through accessible programs and apps that make a positive impact on mental health.
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