No doubt you thought about it for a while before deciding to seek psychological help. Many people find it difficult to talk about problems with friends or family, let alone with a stranger. Perhaps you also find it uncomfortable to share your personal story with a stranger just like that. If so, then chatting with a therapist might be for you.
Skype, WhatsApp, or email
You can communicate with your therapist through various media. That’s good because everyone has their own preferences. Some people like to call (video), while others might prefer to put their story on paper. Do you belong to the latter category? Or do you simply prefer to tell your story more ‘anonymously’? Then choose online chatting with a therapist. You then maintain contact with your therapist via Skype, WhatsApp, or email.
Benefits of chatting
- It is accessible: chatting may make you feel less vulnerable than if you were to call a therapist live (video). You can think calmly about your words and do not have to be afraid to burst into tears in front of a stranger.
- You can chat whenever it suits you: you can share your story at a time that is convenient for you. For example when you suddenly want to say something or when you have a clear insight. You do not have to make an appointment, as is the case with (telephone) conversations.
- The conversation can be read back: you can always read back the chat history with your therapist. This way you can let everything sink in and have a look at the conversation again at a later time. This gives you a clear insight into your progress!
Choose your online therapist
Chat with a therapist
At The Online Therapists, it is possible to choose therapy via chat. On the basis of an introductory meeting, in which you can explain your preferences, we will match you with a therapist. He or she will contact you so that you can start therapy via chat as soon as possible.