Friday Fix: Everything You Need to Know About Online Therapy

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The Verywell Mind Podcast's “Friday Fix” is a short episode that features a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 223

A decade ago, the idea of meeting with a therapist online seemed too far-fetched for many people. There were concerns about everything from privacy to credibility.

But online therapy has become mainstream over the past few years. In fact, the abundance of online therapy sites and additional services being offered over the past few years has left many people feeling overwhelmed by all the choices.

And it’s no wonder why. Some online therapy sites take insurance. Others offer subscription services. Some sites allow you to message a therapist throughout the day, while others offer video appointments only.

Fortunately, many reputable providers can treat various mental health issues effectively online. Depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and even relationship problems can now be addressed with online treatment. 

It’s tough to sort through all the options, especially when you’re stressed out, battling depression, or feeling extremely anxious. Knowing whether online therapy is a good fit for you can also be difficult.

So on today’s episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I explain everything you need to know about online therapy.

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By Amy Morin, LCSW
Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.