What are the Benefits of Distance Counseling?
It works. Reports from the field as well as recent published studies indicate that e-counseling with a trained professional makes a positive difference for clients.
It is convenient. Convenience is most often cited by clients who don't have a counselor nearby, or who wish to engage from the comfort of their own home or office. Those who lack transportation or babysitters as well as those who must travel frequently appreciate the ability to communicate via phone or internet from wherever they are located.It provides access to greatest expertise for the client's issue. Online counseling makes it easier to research and select a counselor who has expertise in the area of your concern. One is no longer limited by geographic constraints.
Cost Effectiveness: Online counseling provides considerable savings in the areas of commuting time and fuel consumption. Recently, some clients have even begun to report that online counseling also satisfies their desire to reduce carbon emissions. Monetary costs are equal to or less than traditional in-office counseling.
Easier to Begin: Some clients have reported that it is easier to speak with someone from the comfort of their own homes. They say they feel more secure because they were worried they would encounter someone they know or simply had a general fear of speaking with a counselor.