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What is therapy?

How therapy can help you

Therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, is a process where an individual, group, or family meets with a therapist to address and resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, or somatic responses (body sensations). It's a significant step towards becoming the healthiest version of oneself and living a fulfilling life, regardless of the challenges one might face. Therapy can help change self-destructive behaviors and habits, alleviate painful feelings, enhance relationships, and more. Therapy should be adapted to you and your experiences and provide a supportive environment to support your journey toward better mental health and overall well-being.
What is Therapy?

Online vs Traditional therapy

Both traditional face-to-face therapy and online therapy come with their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. Traditional therapy involves in-person sessions in a therapist's office, enabling direct, face-to-face interaction between you and the therapist. On the other hand, online therapy offers professional mental health counseling through the internet, typically via live video chat. Current evidence suggests that teletherapy is equally effective as in-person sessions in treating various mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. Furthermore, teletherapy delivers the same caliber of care as its traditional counterpart. You can review the advantages and disadvantages of traditional therapy and telehealth below: 



  • Convenience: Eliminate the commute! Receive therapy in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
  • Accessibility: Provides an opportunity for those who might otherwise be able to attend therapy in-person to receive treatment. 
  • Flexibility: More flexible scheduling options for those with a full agenda to fit therapy into their routines.
  • Comfort and Familiarity with Technology: Can feel natural and familiar to those who are comfortable using technology.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Eliminates the need for travel, reducing carbon emissions associated with transportation.


  • Technology Problems: Poor internet connection or your computer/phone suddenly not working, or the battery dying impacts your session.
  • Not Always Covered by Insurance: Some insurance companies do not cover online counseling.

Traditional (In-Person)


  • Extensive Evidence-Based Research: Extensive empirical evidence accumulated over decades for the treatment of various mental health conditions. 
  • Broad Range of Treatment Modalities: In-person psychotherapy allows for a wider array of treatment modalities compared to online therapy.
  • Comprehensive Assessment: Therapists can conduct a more comprehensive assessment of their clients in an in-person setting.discernible in a virtual therapy setting.


  • Perceived Social Judgment: A significant number of clients may feel a sense of societal judgment associated with attending in-person therapy sessions. The act of entering a therapist's office and waiting among other clients can evoke feelings of exposure and discomfort.
  • Inconvenience: The logistics of attending in-person therapy sessions can pose significant challenges.
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