In today’s fast-paced and connected world, the demand for accessible and effective mental health care has never been greater. Online therapy has emerged as an important solution that offers convenience, flexibility and comprehensive support to those seeking mental health help. Online services tailored to the needs of people in the UAE, particularly adolescents and adults, offer significant benefits.

Understanding Online Therapy

Online therapy, also known as teletherapy or e-therapy, involves providing mental health services and support via digital platforms such as video calls, phone calls and messaging. This method allows clients to access professional psychological support from the comfort of their own home, making it easier to fit therapy into their busy lives. The rise of e-therapy has made mental health care more accessible, ensuring that people can get the help they need regardless of their location or schedule.

If you are searching for a therapist, please don’t hesitate to contact us. While our focus is on in-person therapy, we are happy to help the community by suggesting good online therapists and discussing available opportunities. We are here to provide professional support and guidance on your journey to well-being.

Advantages of Online Counseling

The History of Telehealth and Virtual Therapy

Telemedicine, the provision of healthcare services via telecommunications technology, has a long history dating back to the early 20th century. The concept began with the use of the telephone to provide medical advice and consultations remotely. In the 1960s, NASA played a key role in the advancement of telemedicine with the development of remote monitoring systems for astronauts. This period also saw the introduction of video communication, which enabled more extensive remote consultations.

The 1990s saw a significant leap forward with the advent of the internet, which made telemedicine more accessible and widespread. The development of broadband technology further improved the quality and reliability of telemedicine services. By the early 2000s, telemedicine no longer only included consultations, but also remote monitoring of chronic conditions, psychiatric services and even telesurgery.

The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 triggered an unprecedented surge in the use of virtual therapy and highlighted its crucial role in maintaining healthcare in times of crisis. Today, thanks to advances in digital technology, telemedicine continues to evolve and become an integral part of the healthcare landscape, providing convenient and effective medical care to people around the world.

I am Zita Chriszto, a DHA licensed clinical psychologist based in Dubai. My professional approach is deeply rooted in providing compassionate, evidence-based care tailored to each individual’s needs.

Dubai Psychologist Zita Chriszto

Frequently Asked Questions about Online Counseling

Online therapy is effective for a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and PTSD. Numerous studies have shown that teletherapy can be just as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy. However, effectiveness can vary depending on the specific needs of the individual and their familiarity with digital communication.

Online therapy sessions can be a good option for many people, offering convenience, flexibility and access to professional mental health support from the comfort of your own home. However, it is not suitable for everyone, especially those who prefer face-to-face sessions or have severe mental health issues that require in-person treatment.

To access online therapy, you can search for approved therapists on reputable platforms, check their credentials and make an appointment. Many platforms offer user-friendly interfaces to help you find a therapist who meets your needs. You can also contact a therapist in your area and ask if they offer online therapy services. However, finding the right therapist can take time and effort.

Many insurers now cover the costs of online therapy services. It’s important to check with your insurance company about your coverage and potential costs. Some people may find that their insurance does not cover online therapy, making it less accessible.

Teletherapy uses digital platforms such as video calls, phone calls or messaging to connect clients with licensed therapists. This allows for flexible and accessible mental health care from the comfort of home. However, the lack of physical presence can be a barrier for some people.

The cost of online counseling can vary greatly depending on the qualifications of the therapist, the platform used and the duration of the sessions. They can range from AED 400 to AED 1200 per session, with some platforms offering subscription models. For some, these costs can be prohibitive, especially if they are not covered by insurance.

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