It takes a lot of time and effort to get to a therapist’s office. There’s traffic to consider, public transportation schedules, parking, and the stress of ensuring you’ve left enough time in your day to arrive, have a meaningful session, and then get home or back to work or school. Online therapy for depression can remove many of these barriers.
When you meet with your therapist online, you can do it from anywhere that feels secure and safe. This might be your home or even a specific place in your home, like your bedroom or your yard if you fresh air makes you feel good. You’ll still get some valuable one-on-one time with your therapist, but it will be from the comfort of your own home. Many therapists prefer online sessions too, because it means they don’t have to keep an expensive office or manage their own schedules.