Multiple studies show that getting help online is at least as effective as “in person” counseling.
VA’s Telemental Health Efficacy Surpasses Face-to-Face Encounters
“…The rapidly growing telemental health program of the U.S. Veterans Affairs health care system delivered more effective mental health services to nearly 100,000 patients than standard, face-to-face encounters during 2007-2010.” Learn more
Telemedicine No Less Effective Than In-Person Therapy For Vets With PTSD
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have difficulties making it to in-person therapy sessions may be able to get treatment that’s just as good by videoconference. Learn more
Psychotherapy via Internet as Good as If Not Better Than Face-to-Face Consultations
“…Online psychotherapy is just as efficient as conventional therapy. Three months after the end of the therapy, patients given online treatment even displayed fewer symptoms. For the first time, clinical researchers from the University of Zurich provide scientific evidence of the equal value of internet-based psychotherapy. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, 2013
UF Finding Great Success with Online Anxiety Counseling
“…The Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) program, started in the fall, has had staggering results, showing that it is, so far, more successful than individual or group therapy sessions offered face to face.
Sherry Benton, director of the UF Counseling & Wellness Center, said that when she computed the results, she was so shocked she had to take a walk.
“I think my counseling staff are still in shock,” she said.” Learn More
A Canadian study found that online therapy delivers the same satisfaction at slightly less the cost.
Patients in Ontario, Canada were assigned to face-to-face or live video counseling and experienced statistically the same clinical outcome and level of patient satisfaction. The only difference was that the cost of providing the online service was 10% less per patient. Published by the American Psychiatric Association, 2007
It’s no surprise to us that it works.
Over the past five years, our clients have told us the same thing. Listen to what a few of them had to say about us here.
Because they get help from the privacy of home, Lionrock clients start their sessions relaxed, and find it easier to discuss their problems. They feel it’s safe to talk. There’s no driving, no worry about seeing people they know at a local outpatient facility.
Lionrock clients find it easier to stay with treatment, because of flexible schedules that fit work and family commitments. They can even continue treatment while traveling.