Why online therapy is right for me
Why online therapy may be right for you
- Most of the people I work with are busy professionals. Online sessions mean they don't have to lose a couple of hours in their days commuting to and from my office.
- My flexible hours benefits them.
- My sliding scale benefits them.
- About 1/4 of my patients are people with disabilities. Online sessions mean they do not have to figure out how to get to and from my office and can see me from the comfort of their homes.
- I also work a lot with couples. It's hard enough to navigate one person's busy schedule let alone two. Throw childcare into the mix and it becomes even harder. I worked with a couple right here in Austin online. They have a little girl who watched videos in the living room while they talked with me in another room. They wouldn't have been able to come in person.
- The fact that people can be comfortable and relaxed in their homes facilitates an ease of expression and exploration.
- I see people in different parts of the U.S. and in different parts of the world including Europe, Asia, and South America. Many people have contacted me because they don't have a lot of good options to meet with in person where they live.
Here's an article from the American Psychological Association on online therapy if you're interested in learning more.
If you haven’t already read the book, it’s a great place to start - Relationship Reboot: Break free from the bad habits in your relationship.
David B. Younger, Ph.D. is the creator of Love After Kids, for couples that have grown apart since having children. He is a clinical psychologist and couples therapist with a web-based private practice and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, 13-year-old son, 4-year-old daughter and 6-year-old toy poodle.