E-Therapy is the term generally given to online mental health treatment. It is the not-so-new means of treating individuals with mental health disorders. And as technology
and security has improved, so has the potential for more individuals to use this type of treatment.
E-Therapy emerged in the late 1990s as a means of convenient and simple therapy over the internet for minor issues. Early on, legal and confidentiality issues prevented online psychotherapy and psychology. Only basic life problems and marital counseling was available.
With more secure online applications and better access to the internet, E-Therapy has grown to include even some major mental health issues like depression and anxiety. So many more patients in outpatient mental health treatment
can now access a lot of the services from home.
Conventional treatment providers are now working towards providing mental health treatment over the internet. Centers that have kept up with the latest technologies will certainly find it easier to make the move to E-Therapy. With the security and technology already in place, it will only require a few steps rather than a large leap, technologically speaking.
Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles
has been diligent in our efforts to maintain the highest technological standards available. By staying up to date with the latest hardware and software, and maintaining exacting standards to comply with HIPAA laws, we are always ready to offer the latest forms of treatment to our patients. We plan to use our technology to provide online treatment to many of our patients in the near future.
The excerpt below is from a post on eHow.com that gives advice to those seeking E-Therapy. The points of advice, whether on purpose or not, also point out some advantages to this form of mental health treatment.
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eTherapy is one of the fastest growing aspects of the mental health industry, and involves seeking counseling for various mental illnesses online. Rather than meeting a therapist in his office, you can work out your problems from the privacy of your own home, using digital communication. However, you have to be committed to eTherapy in order for it to work for you.
-- Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_2323524_benefit-from-etherapy.html
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