Updated: Aug 5, 2019
Guest writer, Cassie, is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with degrees in both Psychology and Social Work. She co-founded an accessible and effective mental health therapy program online, and shares how this form of psychotherapy is effective for those with anxiety disorders. If you enjoyed this article, leave a comment below and check out Cassie's contact information in her 'About the Author' biography. If you are interested in the accessible and effective Modern Therapy, use the code provided at the bottom of the page for a free week of therapy! - Kay
How Online Therapy Can Ease Your Anxiety
Psychotherapy has been around for over 150 years and much progress has been made. Freud began seeing patients for talk therapy by having them divulge all of their conscious and unconscious feelings and thoughts while lying on his couch, which is still common practice for many therapists today. But thankfully, technology has enabled us to communicate with our therapists with more ease and simplicity than ever before through online therapy.
Online therapy is an extremely effective way to work with a therapist for anyone who is looking to improve his or her mental wellness. With online therapy, you can text your therapist throughout the week with different updates, talk to them on the phone when you need it the most, and even see your therapist through video when you want that face-to-face interaction. Your therapeutic plan is not just how to treat your diagnosis, but how you can build a relationship with your therapist in whichever way works best for you. This method of therapy is a practical way to treat most common symptoms of anxiety.
According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults each year. Although anxiety is highly treatable, only 36.9% of people with chronic anxiety receive treatment. Anxiety develops from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
Why online therapy for anxiety?
1. No Physical Boundaries
This means that you can easily expand your options for choosing a therapist. Anxiety is easily treatable if the right techniques are used. Not being tied down to physical boundaries allows you to see a therapist who specializes in your specific needs.
Having a dedicated online therapist means that whenever you begin to feel your anxiety getting worse, you can shoot them a text, email, or hop on the phone with them. Therapy no longer needs a two-hour commitment of driving to your therapist, having your session and driving home.
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3. No More Stigma
It is very common for people to avoid therapy due to the surrounding stigma. With online therapy, you have nothing to worry about! You won’t run into anyone in the waiting room, you don’t need a weekly appointment, and you can get the guidance you need without stressing yourself out even more.
Online therapy is traditionally more affordable than in person therapy. Working online means less overhead and reduced expenses, which allows those savings to be passed onto you.
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About the Author- Cassie Christensen
Cassie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Bachelor's Degree from Rowan University in Psychology and a Master's Degree from Rutgers University in Clinical Social Work. Cassie is a therapist and the co-founder of Modern Therapy, a tele-mental health company. Cassie aims to make talk therapy accessible for everyone. She focuses on the mind and body connection to guide her clients to a happy and healthy life.