Online Psychologists – Are They For Real?

woman talking to an online counselor

In a world where everything is digitised, mental health has found its space on various platforms through chat, call and video calling services. But, a question that haunts us is- “Are they really real or am I just speaking to a bot?”

The simple answer to this dilemma is – YES! Online psychologists are trained psychologists who undergo specific training and education to provide mental health services to anyone and everyone seeking in by being accessible on the go.

In a world where mental health is still stigmatized and looked down upon, practitioners are taking their passion to the next level by helping those in need without the troubles of spending copious amounts of money or time travelling through their busy schedules to take time out for their mental well-being.

 

woman talking with an online psychologist

 

With an in-depth understanding of the knowledge that goes behind psychological disorders, online psychologists understand your concerns and the restraints of your situation as well and their best to provide easy yet affordable solutions to all your problems. All of this in the comfort of your home, work-space or even on the move. Online psychologists provide the same understanding and treatments and therapies that you would encounter in a face to face setting, the only difference being that here you can choose to remain entirely anonymous and reach out to them at a time of your convenience.

But, are they trustworthy?

A question that often creeps up in our mind, the authenticity of online portals that require payments are often deemed dubious. It is highly recommended to research the online counselling websites, the psychologists on board and ask as many questions as you can to find out about the experience they come armoured with. Some signs that come with deceptive websites would be poorly managed platform, loopholes in information, lack of legitimate information, unsecure payment gateways and of course no phone number. A website or platform that seeks to provide genuine help would always be helpful in more ways than one and accessible to plenty of information for everyone looking.

 

 

Lastly, anyone seeking mental health help shouldn’t be driven to think that they are crazy! Providing a safe non-judgemental space that is warm and makes you feel comfortable is the one with all the right vibes and the right signs for you to know that you are on the right page! Armoured with the right information and therapeutic methods and interventions, an online psychologist is always here to listen and help and care about the concerns disrupting your lives.

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