Faster Turn To An Online Psychologist
If you’re feeling down or experiencing anxiety and you’re getting a referral for therapy, you should probably wait for it. The agendas of most psychologists are jam-packed. However, some people are in a similar situation and immediately have their turn. They don’t even have to go out the door.
And their psychologist is available even at night. These people follow their therapy with an online psychologist. You probably want these benefits too! Read in this blog how you can achieve that through online therapy.
More often to a GP for a mental health problem
The percentage of adults who had contact with a GP for mental and social problems increased from 12 to 18 percent between 2011 and 2017, according to research institute Nivel. The Zorgcoach confirms that they are more often called upon. In 2018, 6,000 people called our Care Coach to get help finding a psychologist or psychotherapist. Waiting lists for mental health care have now been created.
Helped faster with online therapy
In recent years, much has been invested in new ways to get in touch with healthcare providers. For example, by texting about your complaints, emailing or video calling. It is now also possible to follow online therapy for mental health problems. With a psychologist. You can do that whenever and wherever you want. And it is almost always your turn before an appointment at the practice.
Online therapy can be done anywhere, anytime.
Your treatment sometimes starts within two working days. Also, online therapy has the advantage that you have no travel time and travel costs because you follow the treatment at home. Or wherever you want. This way, care is always close at hand. Of course, this benefit also applies to the psychologist you are talking to. For example, you can choose to talk to a psychologist on the other side of the world at 11 p.m.
How do you know if you are eligible for online therapy?
Of course, your doctor is the first person to discuss your complaints. If the general practitioner considers treatment by a psychologist to be necessary, our Care Coach can help you to find customized care. In a personal conversation with our Care Coach, you will soon have clear whether online treatment suits your care demand. If so, the Care Coach will discuss the next steps with you. And refer you to a care provider. At the moment these are DiSofa, Therapy and Mental Beter Digital. These healthcare providers work with BIG registered and certified GZ psychologists.
Online therapy is not for everyone
Many psychological complaints can be treated through online therapy, but not all. Some disorders require special attention. For example, when you first receive medication, it is better if the psychiatrist also sees you. Then it is better to visit the practice of the psychologist. Your doctor will tell you what you can do best in your situation. And this will also be discussed during the telephone intake interview. So that you are assured of the right care!