Online therapy is quickly becoming a superior alternative to the traditional therapy office visit. In addition to benefits like increased privacy, convenience, and the saving of time and money, scientific studies prove online therapy to be as effective–and in some cases, even more beneficial–than in-person therapy:
A 2013 study in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that online therapy for depression was equally beneficial as regular face-to-face therapy, and online therapy was even better in the long-term for maintaining reduction of symptoms.
In a four-year study by the US Department of Veterans Affairs on almost 100,000 veterans, patients who received online therapy decreased their hospitalizations by an average of 25% compared to when they were receiving face-to-face therapy.
In a comprehensive review of numerous studies on the effectiveness of online therapy, the Journal of Technology in Human Services found there was “strong support for the adoption of online psychological interventions as a legitimate therapeutic activity…”
A 2010 study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that video-based anger management therapy was just as effective as face-to-face therapy for a group of 125 combat veterans with PTSD.
For more information about online therapy with Dr. Orma and to learn about treatment for anxiety, stress, or insomnia, contact him for a complimentary consultation.