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The differences between in-person therapy and online therapy, explained by a psychologist

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Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author.
It you’ve been struggling lately with mood swings or prolonged feelings of anxiety or depression, Morin suggests it may be beneficial to seek out therapy.
During the pandemic, online therapy is more readily accessible than in person therapy, but there are key differences you should be aware of, Morin says.
Online therapy can offer multiple methods of communicating with your therapist and guarantee more frequent feedback; however, some people may find communicating over text or video chat to feel a bit impersonal.
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Technology has opened the door for people to communicate with a therapist in many different ways. From email messaging to live chat, you can now speak to a mental health professional without ever leaving home.

Many people have started meeting with their in-person therapists via video chat due to COVID-19. In these cases, treatment likely mimics in-person therapy — it just takes place via Zoom or some other online video chat method.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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