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Online Therapy for Depression
It is no surprise that the past two years of the pandemic have been overshadowed by dark news all around. People had to, and are still dealing with isolation, grief, weariness, bankruptcy, and whatnot — greatly affecting mental health. Various studies signify the raised levels of depression among individuals due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
If this situation seems relatable, not just for yourself but for others around you, know that help is always there, physical as well as online. Professional help can be highly effective in treating depression, but it all starts with taking the first and most important step towards counselling.
The progression in technology opened new routes for treating various health issues concerning humans. However, with the maintain-distance policy of the covid-ridden world, it is another new normal for people to now seek help through online platforms. And fortunately, online therapy to fight depression is as effective as meeting your therapist in person and can be even better for some people.
Let us explore in detail why online therapy or counselling for depression is as good as face-to-face one.
Comfort and Convenience
Depression takes away the will to even see oneself right in the mirror, and at worst, it makes people avoid socializing. When we think about online therapy, it brings many plus factors for the fighters, who feel hesitant to share details in person or struggle to get ready for their first session.
Safety and Customization
It is no surprise that during depressive episodes, the will to even complete daily essential tasks seems like a huge burden. Like signing in on time for appointments is a big struggle. However, with online therapy, the convenience of connecting with a therapist in the comfort of time and space makes it a much better option.
Another reason online therapy is good is that no matter where you live if therapists in your vicinity do not satisfy you, you can always find more and better options online. Someone capable enough to deal with your specific concerns just the way you prefer.
Easy and Real-time Communication
When the moment of an in-person session comes, some individuals forget about what was bothering them during a breakdown or may get overwhelmed due to physical interaction. It somehow creates a block in communication. With online sessions, it is beyond convenient to share feelings in real-time which also helps the therapist identify the real cause sooner than expected.
Getting help is still considered taboo, and many people are afraid to take this first step because they fear the tags that will follow. In such cases, online therapy offers privacy and freedom to access help, at any time without fear of letting people know.
Accessibility for Remote Areas
People living in remote or rural areas, at times, cannot access mental health treatment due to limited resources. Travelling long distances to seek help in person may not be a suitable option for everyone, so online therapy provides access to such people. All that is required is an internet connection, and receiving quick treatment is possible.
Accessibility for Differently-abled Persons
Mobility can be an issue for some. Counsellors working in an office setup might be unequipped to accommodate patients with different abilities. Online help can be a convenient substitute for Individuals who are disabled or housebound due to any reason.
The absence of stress triggers in face-to-face meetings such as transportation, social anxiety, and the high cost of health counsellors can help make treatment more effective. The process for seeking online help is a lot simpler and affordable when compared to in-person sessions. It is cost-effective for the therapist also by cutting down the expenses for office space and staff etc. So, it can be an affordable option for some without health insurance.
Depression can be an all-consuming problem and it can take the spark out of one’s life. If you or someone you love is suffering from depression, getting therapy online can be a perfect solution for your problems and it can turn out to be the one big step you take towards changing the course of your life for the better.
Who Are Your Therapists (Featured)
Singapore’s Largest On-demand Therapist Network Each With A Minimum Master’s Degree
Mr. Noel Capel
Master of Arts in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
“I appreciate accompanying people in their journey towards growth using an integrative therapeutic approach that best addresses their needs.”
Miss Miranda Mulyana
Master of Organisational Psychology
“I care about progress in my clients and my work is guided by this value that individuals have their unique strength and it’s about helping them to re-discover their identity and strength to persist in their temporary challenges.”
Mr. Marc Venner
Masters of Arts in Psychotherapy
I believe that listening deeply and empathetically to a fellow human’s experiences, both feelings and behaviour, is an extremely empowering technique.
Miss Sherlyn Choong
Master of Arts in Psychology
“I believe that by equipping clients with the various knowledge and skillsets needed, they can go on to not only help themselves but even others around them.”
Mr. Shasikaran Kalimuthu
Master of Counselling
“I strive to lead others in finding their strengths and courage to confront and make sense of difficult emotions and experiences so they can learn and thrive in their lives and ecosystems.”
Mrs. Khyrana Pambudi
Master of Counselling (Advanced)
“We know change is inevitable, and often comes with a dose of heavy emotions that might affect us negatively. As long as change stands to exist, I will continue to aid my clients in embracing and regulating their mental woes.”
Mr. Aaron Quek
MBA Social Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
Counselling youth, executives, professionals, people in business, and retirees looking for something, and seeing people moving forward made my life journey worthwhile.
Miss Anusha Balasingham
Master of Counselling (Advanced)
“I am still learning by taking up more courses while helping many others. I believe that we can work together to take care of your ANTS and heightened emotions.”
Mr. Oliver Ong
Masters of Counselling (Advanced)
With my knowledge and skills, I want to fulfil my personal commitment made to translate them into practice by helping others manage their life struggles.
Miss Sharon Chou
Master of Counselling (Advanced)
“Seeing my clients struggling on the inside, walking through with them, and eventually witnessing them achieving what they deserve in the first place, have always been the biggest satisfaction for me.”
Mr. Kindaichi Lee
Master of Guidance and Counselling
“It has always been my passion to help children and youths to lead extraordinary, fulfilling and purposeful lives. I am also a Certified Mindset & Mental Coach from International Coaching Federation.“
What Users Love About the Share App
"Such a useful and friendly-interface app for individuals who need counselling. ❤️"
"What I like about this app is that I can speak to a Therapist instantly and do not need to wait for an appointment. There is also no pages or form to fill. Easy!"
"(The) Share app is a lifesaver! They are all qualified therapists, I can now get trusted therapy anytime and anywhere."
"I also found the “Draw” and “Chat” functions in the app useful as alternative means for those who can’t express themselves well during the counselling session."
"A great lifesaver when I’m feeling depressed with work and kids stress. I feel much relieved after talking to someone especially an expert whom can really help."
"I love that I get the option to remain anonymous throughout the entire session if I so wish to. I have tried out the Share app and found that it is relatively easy to use and navigate around."
"I was really felt great after my session and boosted up my confidence."
"Thankful to have found the Share app recently which is an online, in-app counselling app which is available 24/7 on-demand. (It) doesn’t let me wait for hours and days for my counselling appointment."
"It is super convenient to use at home, and at a place you're most comfortable in without going out. The app offers instant confirmation of appointment, which means you don't need to wait hours or days."
"...It can feel so depressing especially when I had difficulty falling asleep in the middle of the night. The Share app will be great for struggling mums who just need a listening ear in the wee hours."
"My experience is totally amazing and I’m able to draw something and present it to my counsellor. The app is user-friendly and the layout is colourful.
"My experience with using the (Share) app is like a breeze. The therapist is very friendly and experienced in listening and giving advice. It was really like chatting with a friend."
"I love how convenient it is to connect with a qualified therapist through my mobile phone or tablet."