Online psychotherapy is an effective treatment method for mental health problems. The main ingredient of online psychotherapy is attention: interacting respectfully, sympathize, asking questions and providing feedback. The second ingredient is the self reflection. The psychotherapist helps to recognize painful feelings and emotions and help you process them or accept them. You learn how you can deal with them in another way. Understanding your pattern and emotions is an important part of therapy.
Online psychotherapy is the practice of working with a psychologist to make your life happier, healthier, and more productive. The idea is that you can work with a therapist online, trough Skype or Zoom, instead of in a traditional office setting. This allows you to meet from the comfort of your own home, or on the road if you travel often. The advantages of working with a therapist online are convenience and effectiveness. Starting your psychotherapy online will allow you to work collaboratively with your therapist in a supportive environment, where you can talk openly and work freely on your issues without having to commute or meet the therapist in person.
Sometimes obstacles in work, relationships, social environment or your own feelings are too difficult to handle yourself, or with help from your own environment. Psychological symptoms may occur, such as stress, overload, burnout, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping or physical symptoms. Psychotherapy can offer the solution. In addition, it can help when you have low self esteem, or when you notice that you lack self-confidence. Psychotherapy can be useful when you want more insight into your feelings, thoughts and behaviors, or when you experience difficulty taking the next step within your personal growth and development.
The purpose of online psychotherapy is to eliminate your problems or to reduce them at least. A working process involving both the expertise of the psychotherapist and your commitment are important. To clarify the problems we might use questionnaires in the intake phase to determine a diagnosis. This is followed by a treatment plan with achievable goals. The result of the treatment depends on the nature of the problems and one's own possibilities. A successful psychotherapy doesn’t mean that a client no longer faces problems but means s/he will handle them better. Psychotherapy can be short-term (a few sessions), dealing with immediate issues, or long-term (months or years), dealing with longstanding and complex issues. The goals of treatment and arrangements for how often and how long to meet are planned jointly by yourself and your therapist. Psychotherapy is the first choice treatment for (longer lasting) anxiety, mood and personality disorders.
Psychotherapy focuses on:
solving or handling problems
finding answers to questions
utilizing unused opportunities
gaining insights from the past and/or present
the development of knowledge and skills
evolving own independence (empowering)
Psychotherapy is given when problems have been present for a long time (longer than 6 months). Sometimes these problems started in your youth. It may be that you have previously been in treatment but that this was inadequate or only helped you temporarily. Problems addressed with psychotherapy often present in several areas.
Online psychotherapy includes various recognized forms of therapy including Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Online Schema Therapy, Online Person Centred Therapy and Online Mentalization Based Treatment. Nostra Forza also offers Online EMDR Therapy. More information on our various online treatment methods can be found under online treatment methods. Our rates can be found under therapy rates. You can also contact us for a free consultation session. During this session, you can see and experience who we are and if you are comfortable with online therapy.
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