Online psychiatry

If you are like me and life is so busy, you hate to book appointments out of the office that are not work related during the day, when you realize you can book an appointment to see a psychiatrist online, right thru your phone, or computer, while you are sitting in your pj's and this would make your life so much easier.

I have several times found this worked for me to be able to "meet" online, there are several things to check out before you do that though, you cannot just google someone and find them because there are a lot of fake people

Take Therapists for a Test Run - Read reviews, ask friends if they know them
Typically, when someone looks for a therapist in their local area, they have little to go on unless someone they know is already in therapy with someone they would recommend. More often than not, the insurance company gives you a small list of providers from which to choose. Since online therapy is affordable without the help of an insurance company, you have total freedom to choose any of the therapists available.
If you think you've found a therapist that would be a good fit for you but you just aren't sure, you can have a first session in which you can take them for a trial run. Because you aren't using insurance, there's no paperwork or re-approval process to go through if you decide that therapist isn't for you. All you have to do is choose another therapist and set up another appointment.

as well some people do not like to go into these types of clinics as it causes more mental health problems, so this is a win situation for them.  In fact laying in bed and chatting on the phone or over skype sounds like a great idea to me

Finding Inexpensive Counseling
Although psychologists are experts at steering conversations toward therapeutically productive areas, it really is quite difficult to fill an entire hour with significant insights into your mental and emotional state. Online therapy short-circuits this waste of time by allowing a single therapist to handle several clients simultaneously, without neglecting any of them. Communicating in this way means that you will not always receive a response in real time, but this is rarely a problem. A decent communication lag allows you time to think about all you've said and heard in this ongoing conversation, which makes therapy all the more effective.
  Access a Broad Pool of Mental Health Professionals
Surprisingly, considering the length of their training, most counselors tend to specialize in only one or two areas: family counseling, treating addiction, healing depression or any of several others. However, it is quite common for a person's mental health issues to span more than one of these categories. Using online therapy means that you can see two counselors as easily as one to address different aspects of the issues you may be dealing with. They may, at your discretion, compare notes with each other, or be completely unaware of the other's identity.

Have as Much Therapy as You Like
When you choose an online counselor, you can decide the frequency and duration of treatment. You can have sessions weekly if you like, or stick with a semi-monthly schedule. There's no insurance company involved that might tell you that you can't continue therapy as long as you like. If you solve one problem and move on to another, there's no one telling you to get another approval letter. On the other hand, if you want to have a few sessions to deal with a specific issue, you can do that instead. You don't have to explain your choice to anyone or beg them to agree. You are totally in control of how long you stay in therapy.

Remain Anonymous
When you engage in online counseling, you never have to divulge your identity to anyone. Not to your therapist, an insurance company, or anyone else for that matter. This gives you an amazing level of freedom to talk about anything you like. You can tell the counselor your darkest fears, your most disturbing thoughts, your secret pleasures, and your fondest desires without worry of being exposed. What you might not realize is that others have similar thoughts and feelings but just never tell anyone. As an online counseling client, though, you can discuss them and learn to overcome their power over you.

Start Now, While You're Motivated
Often, people decide to go into counseling and never make it to their first session. What usually happens is that they make the decision in a moment of clarity, but by the time they wade through all the red tape and wait for the therapist to have an opening, they've lost their momentum.
With an online psychiatrist or counselor, you can make the decision now and follow up with a first session in very short order. Why wait? After all, it's your mental health at stake. Very little else is as important to your well-being and success. The sooner you reach out for help, the sooner you can find healing and peace. Even better news is that once you make that first courageous step, continuing in counseling may be easier than you ever thought possible.

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