Online psychology, a new way of consulting

Nowadays, online psychology services are offered in a personalized and confidential way. Psychologists help their patients even if they are miles away, and with a service as professional as the one offered in a traditional consultation.

When to resort to online psychology?

Some people need the attention of a psychologist for different reasons and pathologies. However, many of these patients cannot go to a health center or a traditional private practice because they do not have one near their home.

Others, on the other hand, may live nearby but cannot go to the center due to some kind of disability or difficulty to move from their home, making it impossible to contact the psychology professional.

On the other hand, many others are able to come to your center on their own, but do not fit in with their doctors’ schedules. In fact, this is one of the most recurrent reasons today.

How is online psychology performed?

Whatever the reason, many people need this service and for this reason there are also many psychologists who offer it. In this way, diagnosis, follow-up and contact with patients is facilitated.

Despite the novelty of this type of consultation due to the technology it uses, psychology professionals have been offering telephone appointments for some time. However, online psychology facilitates contact with the patient and provides a closeness similar to the traditional consultation.

The ideal method for the online psychological consultation is the video call, made through a computer (laptop or desktop) or a tablet thanks to a program such as Skype. Both devices must have a webcam and microphone, as well as a video call program installed. The first contact with the psychologist is made by making a phone call or sending an e-mail to the office. From then on, a date and time is set for the video call. Payments are usually made through a bank account or PayPal.