Technology is expanding into more and more aspects of healthcare, including mental health. A variety of websites and apps have become available that provide mental health therapy through phone, video chat, or text. While these new advances may make mental health services available to more people, there are some dangers that could lead to legal issues or malpractice.
Advantages of online therapy
The biggest advantage of online or app-based therapy is its easy availability. With in-person therapy, a person has to find a therapist, make an appointment, remember it when the day comes, and then get there. This can be challenging for people suffering from mental health issues.