Accessing Online Help from a Psychiatrist in NYC
Convenience. In order to travel to a traditional psychiatrist’s office, you’ll need to make your way through city traffic, often a frustrating and time-consuming experience. You may need to wait in the waiting room before being taken in, and after your appointment, you’ll have to turn around and drive back home. The travel and wait time usually ends up being much longer than the actual appointment! And you may have to arrange for time off work or childcare, etc, in order to make the trip. With an online appointment, you can schedule it for your workday lunch hour or for a quiet time at home. No commute, no need to read old issues of Reader’s Digest in the waiting room.
Privacy. Sometimes people are self-conscious about accessing mental health services. This may be particularly true for teens or children. With an online appointment, no one knows that you are seeing a doctor. And the Skypiatrist video chat application is contained on their website, which means that you do not need to download any software, and the chat is not routed through a server. Only you and your doctor are involved, and video chats are never recorded. In addition, only your doctor has access to your file, an unmatched level of privacy.
Comfort. For some people, being at a slight remove from their therapist is freeing. Being able to relax in the comfort of your own home, not having to share the physical space with the therapist may allow you to let down your guard and open up. Psychiatrists have found that many times, patients are more honest when they are able to chat online rather than in person. And of course, for someone with social anxiety, being at home is much less stressful than dealing with others. Teenagers and children , in particular, may prefer to speak to an online therapist.
Visit the Skypiatrist website today and explore your options!