Computerized CBT: Does It Work?
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Can a computer program really replace therapist delivered cognitive behavioral therapy? According to the latest research, the answer is a qualified yes. Guided CCBT seems to work about as well as ...

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An explanation of the different methods used to deliver counseling over the internet

Online Counseling – Privacy Concerns © (cup)cake eater

How to protect your privacy when engaging in online therapy. Easy techniques to ensure confidentiality.

Despite the many benefits of online counseling, it has its drawbacks. Here is a list of some of the disadvantages of online therapy.

A description of some of the many benefits of online counseling.

Does Insurance Cover Online Counseling? © Refracted Moments

Facts about insurance plan (or managed care plan) coverage of the costs of online counseling

Online Counseling - Why You Have to Reveal Your Identity © Evelynishere

Although you might like to stay anonymous through the use of a pen-name – online counselors, in most cases, will need to know who you are and where you live, before they can ethically provide therapy.

Online Counseling for Health and Wellness © craig

With online counseling, therapy isn’t just for people with mental illness. The internet expands easy access to counseling services to people who otherwise would unlikely ever seek help. Online counseling delivers effective, convenient and affordable wellness, prevention and life coaching therapies to anyone in need of assistance.

Will you benefit from online counseling? Consider these practical and technical issues before deciding.

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  • Privacy Issues: Many people find the more anonymous nature of online therapy attractive, yet for safety, reputable therapists must verify your true identity before offering counseling
  • Your Online Abilities: When considering online therapy you must consider your comfort level and skills in communicating through a computer (typing, for example)
  • Automated Therapy: Automated therapy courses, most employing cognitive behavioral therapy methodology, have been found effective and can sometimes be accessed for a fraction of the cost of conventional therapy.
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Choosehelp's Online Counseling LinkedIn Group For mental health care professionals interested in online counseling.
American Telemedicine Association Promotes the use of advanced remote medical technologies. The website offers plenty of information and news.
Online Therapy Institute A think tank for issues about online counseling, cyberpsychology, technology and regulations.
MDLiveCare A HIPAA compliant platform that allows for the remote treatment and diagnosis of a wide range of common conditions.
LifeOptions Web-enabled solutions for the remote treatment of mental health issues. A platform for therapists providing online therapy services via telephone, email, chat, and video.
Help Horizons Find a licensed therapist for online or face-to-face counseling on a range of issues
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