Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Online therapy or teletherapy refers to therapy services that are provided via the internet rather than in person. Generally, this refers to traditional talk therapy conducted through video chat, but the term can also be applied to other forms of remote communication, such as email or text, between therapists and clients. Historically, teletherapy was sought out by people who could not locate a provider nearby or were unable to easily access one for other reasons. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes face-to-face sessions impossible for the time being, remote sessions are an excellent option. Thankfully due to existing technology, shutdowns and social distancing need not interrupt important mental health care.