There are advantages to treating mental health over long distances. Face-to-face treatment, especially through inpatient programs, is not always an option for teens in need of professional help. Different circumstances can discourage a teen from entering a long-term residential program, or even make the trip for outpatient care. Teletherapy counseling for teens allows us to offer treatment alternatives at home, and greatly boosts access to mental healthcare for adolescents who need it.
While research on the subject shows teletherapy can be effective in combating symptoms of depression, anxiety, compulsion, and more, it also shows it is primarily a secondary or auxiliary modality. At Visions, we value the use of uniquely catered in-person treatment. Teletherapy should ideally be used in conjunction with other treatments. We also value how common it can be for teens to struggle with access to mental healthcare. Our approach to teletherapy is molded after the needs of each patient, allowing it to be an effective treatment tool for those who cannot access other treatments and a helpful auxiliary tool for teens with access to a variety of treatments.