If you want to provide your therapy service online, then you must remember several things. First of all, you must know that what is online therapy? Well, there are many different names of this therapy like E-therapy, online therapy, internet therapy, distance therapy, web therapy etc. SO never get confused with such names, because these all are the name of a single field. So in order to start this type of therapy, you require a Therapy Guide online or via some books. Well, online therapy is a type of therapy in which you meet your patients, but not in the real world. Here you have to choose other means of communication while sitting in your home. Like you can do it via video calling, or even by voice calling. Nowadays there is another trend as well and those includes via E-mails and text messaging.
Next thing is to find out the requirements for providing your services online. Obviously, you cannot start any business without government permission and proper documentation, even if that is online. So, first of all, you require a license as a therapist. And you must remember that in that license there is a limitation for some states. So you can only provide your service in those states which are allowed to you. Next thing you should remember that in the United States of America there is an organisation known as American Psychological Association, they always make changes in the policies for online therapy. And now it is your duty to find out about those policies by checking their website regularly.
Many people feel embarrassed to visit the offices of psychiatrists because they have a fear to be spotted by friends or family members. As there is a concept that only crazy people or in other words mentally sick visits their clinics. And in this fear, they prefer to stay at home. So this comes in a benefit for them because now they have a complete privacy for their sessions. And even it saves a lot of time of your patients to get an appointment, and then to reach you on the exact time for sessions. Now all you need to do is to turn on your computer or laptop and start your sessions.
Now if your clients are far away from you, even then they are not able to skip their sessions. And your treatment goes on without any break. Plus you does not require any office, you can perform this session even in your bed, and whenever you wants to. Even your clients would feel comfortable as well by staying at their home. As it is a fact of nature that people feel scared to new places.
If there are benefits then there are some disadvantages as well, like via online therapy you cannot get as much profit as you can get in the real world. Besides, it is a really tough job to deal with patients online instead of face to face. And not everyone has that many skills to perform online therapies.