Extensive evidence demonstrates that therapy is an effective health care service for a wide range of commonly experienced mental health concerns. One of the most well studied forms of therapy with consistent evidence supporting its use is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, more commonly known as CBT. The premise of CBT is that your thoughts and behaviours influence your emotional wellbeing. It has been endorsed by many key organizations, including the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Mental Health.
Digitally-delivered CBT (used by Lightwell) is structured and goal-oriented therapy, delivered via a confidential online platform. It may be guided, in which case you communicate with a therapist in writing or using video-conferencing. Alternatively, it may be unguided, meaning you access the online modules independently. Research shows that it’s an effective treatment for a variety of psychological concerns, including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, postpartum depression, and chronic pain, to name a few. What’s more, studies show that online support appears to be as helpful as when the treatment is delivered in person.
More Time for You
Digitally based therapy services eliminate the need to travel to an office, and therefore reduce the stress associated with scheduling appointments. Your life is busy, and this approach allows you to spend more time engaged in the activities that are important to you.
You have full control over the location, time, and pace, so therapy fits well into your unique lifestyle. Users of digitally based therapy services cite many benefits, including that having access to learning materials at all times encourages them to practice concepts regularly, spend the time they need to consolidate what they’ve learned, and organize useful materials, such as personal reflections, in one place for later use. Communicating online in writing also allows individuals more time to think and prepare for what they most want to address with their therapist.
If you’re concerned with privacy or any stigma you might associate with therapy, the ability to speak about your situation from the comfort of your home or another safe space may be the best option for you.
Digitally based therapy services are generally more cost effective than treatment offered in a clinic. Furthermore, most health benefit providers now cover the cost of psychotherapeutic services offered online.
You Deserve to Feel Better
In the spirit of saving the best for last, perhaps the most important reason for considering digitally based therapy services is that you deserve to feel happier, more at ease, and more fulfilled in your life. Even if you don’t struggle with mental illness, online therapy tools can be helpful for helping you overcome challenges in your life, and enhancing wellness.
It can be difficult to take the leap and get help to improve your emotional wellbeing. Let digital options remove as many obstacles as possible. Interested in investing in yourself by accessing digitally based therapy services? Click here to learn more about Lightwell’s programs.