Technology has enabled people struggling with life’s challenges to get better access to mental help where it suits.
It is part of a growing shift in Australian health care with online therapy allowing more convenient and cost-effective options for mental health.
There is strong evidence to suggest that online therapy can be just as effective in the treatment and management of people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
It can be helpful for people just needing another outlet to conveniently talk to a professional amid their busy lives or when childcare is not an option.
Any device with an internet connection and camera.
No downloads, no accounts, simply click-and-talk.
Discounts apply, no travel required.
Comfortable option for those who find face-to-face difficult.
Australian qualified and licensed clinical psychologist
Assessment over the phone to get to know you.
Book day and time
Complete consent and confidentiality forms, and questionnaire via email (first time clients)
Sent to email or via SMS prior to session
Therapy and treatment plan with psychologist
Moments when you’re in the car, when they’re having a snack or even when they’ve walked into the door.
While online therapy presents many great benefits to people, it isn’t for everyone and there are limitations to this mode of therapy that people need to be aware of.
Some of these include People with:
· complex or severe mental illness
· elevated risk of self-harm or suicide
· required urgent clinical management
· poor internet connection or computer failures
· computer viruses or hacking
If you need to speak to someone urgently, call Emergency 000 or Lifeline 13 11 14.
Times are tough! We’re all trying to survive this pandemic crisis together. With help, we can find opportunities to continue to thrive in these extraordinary times.
Fortunately, online therapy provides people with an option to access mental help from a psychologist.
Inward Out can now offer Medicare funded online therapy sessions to all Australians until the 30th of September 2020. Find out more.