In the Scientific American’s Distance Therapy Comes of Age, by Robert Epstein states that with distant therapy you can, “see your progress in black and white,” referring to people who text with their therapist. The sessions are visible and can be reviewed for progress. Epstein also shares that “research demonstrates that remote email Chat voice or text can effectively treat cognitive, behavioral and emotional disorders.”
Text, Email, Video Are the Way of Therapy’s Future
My college age clients text me about their anxiety, relationships, school stress, etc. It is a quick and easy, confidential way to solve problems with a professional. At Innovative Counseling, I also work with mothers who are busy with children and benefit from a behavioral plan that can be developed by phone, skype, or texting. This plan is reviewed and revised weekly or biweekly as needed. It is helpful, convenient, and HIPPA compliant with the software used on my site. Couples sessions by video offer people convenience and emotional support and guidance through transitional periods. Although in person talk therapy will always be around, the new electronic tools are an option for many.
"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us." - Henry David Thoreau