Online counseling is a professional mental health counseling that is done through the Internet. Online counseling can be done in many ways via email, video conferencing, instant messenger, each of which has its own benefits.
Webcam: This is in-person Counseling via the Internet. In this type of online therapy, you and the therapist saw each other face to face, just as if you were together in the same room. No doubt many people enjoy the convenience to meet the therapist over a webcam.
You do not have to think about transportation, traffic or what you wear. You save time because you do not even need to leave home. All you need is a computer with a webcam function, access to the Internet and a quiet and private place.
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Instant Messenger Counseling: Instant messaging software like Skype and Windows Messenger allows you to participate in therapy without seeing or hearing. It may be quite helpful for someone who is shy or struggle to talk to strangers.
Email Counseling: Some people feel time pressure when they are in a room with a therapist. This pressure leaves with email counseling. When you exchange emails with your therapist, you can think what you want to share, you can get some time to pen down your feelings and when you receive a reply from a therapist, you can read it when you get time.
Online counseling and therapy that inevitably much therapeutic practice direction will take in the future. Internet-based speech therapy has the potential to help a lot of people because it is convenient, private, and really did not put consumers back in control.