Online Therapy Review
About the Company
Online Therapy is an online-based team of accredited professionals who are helping people in need of emotional support. The company offers a rich online therapy program based on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), one of the most commonly used methods for treating mental health problems. The program is designed to provide people with instant guidance and support at any time, no matter where they are located.
Online Therapy has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars (out of 1716 reviews) for online treatments of different mental health problems.
Advantages & Disadvantages
- Access to hands-on tools 24/7
- Available internationally
- Experienced & qualified therapists
- HIPAA complaint
- Live sessions
- Long-term results
- Can’t be used for emergency medical needs
- No group therapies
- No in-person, face-to-face, appointments
- Affordable. Online Therapy program is more affordable than most face-to-face appointments with licensed therapists.
- Anonymous. Since there are no face-to-face appointments, clients can stay anonymous if that’s what they wish for.
- Accessible. All Online Therapy services can be accessed from any part of the world, using smartphones, tablets, or laptops.
- Secure. All clients’ sensitive information is protected with encryption. Sensitive information can be accessed only by the client and their personal therapist.
- Time-Saving. Online therapy programs save time and energy since there is no hassle with traveling from one place to another.
Online Therapy is using the CBT approach for identifying and overcoming dysfunctional behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. The idea behind the CBT approach is that negative thoughts are responsible for dysfunctional feelings and behavior, and not external stimuli. In short, situations or people aren’t the ones who are responsible for dysfunctional behavior and emotions. Our thoughts are.
In the Online Therapy program, clients learn how to interpret and perceive the stimuli in the right way. A way that won’t make them feel sad, depressed, anxious, or angry. Eventually, clients learn how to recognize negative patterns and replace them with a healthier way of thinking. They learn how to overcome previously fearful situations and live a stable and more harmonious life. Daily contacts with the therapist, yoga workouts, and hands-on tools are there to help the client on this journey.
Online Therapy provides treatment of the following mental health problems:
- Panic attacks
- Weight problems
Online Therapy is a team of accredited and licensed professionals with years of experience. All therapists who are a part of the therapy program are manually reviewed by the staff members.
As soon as someone signs up, they are matched with a personal therapist based on their profile. After this, clients can see the therapist’s full profile and credentials from the dashboard.
Currently, 70+ therapists are a part of Online Therapy. All of their credentials are present on the website. So, if a client wants to change the assigned therapist, they can easily do that in one click – just by picking the one from the website.
Apart from cognitive behavior therapists, Online Therapy gathers many psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, counselors, social workers, yoga teachers, and other support staff. They all work together to improve the lives of those in need of emotional support.
When it comes to pricing, Online Therapy offers three subscription plans to meet everyone’s needs – The basic, standard, and premium subscription plan. It is possible to upgrade, downgrade or cancel the subscription at any time.
The basic subscription plan starts at €31.96/week. It gives you access to the online therapy program and allows you to contact your personal therapist on a daily basis (Monday-Friday). However, the basic plan doesn’t include live therapist videos and messaging. These services will be available to you if you opt for either standard (starts at €47.96/week) or a premium plan (starts at €63.96/week). Whichever subscription plan you choose, you will get a 20% discount the first month.
Online Therapy accepts standard credit/debit cards, PayPal, Health Savings Account (HSA), and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards. Although Online Therapy doesn’t accept insurance, it is possible to request reimbursement or a direct payment for their online therapy program. However, it is important to contact the insurance company first because some of them don’t cover online therapies.
How it works
Get a personal therapist.
Have access to live chat with their therapist.
The Online Therapy program is divided into 8 sections. Sections are available as video, text, and audio. Each of these sections focuses on helping clients identify and overcome different challenges. They also have worksheets with questions that clients need to answer in order to go through all sections.
Each client who subscribes will get a personal therapist based on their profile and have access to different tools, tips, and services. The assigned therapist is by the client’s side from start to finish. They guide their clients through all sections and are available for messaging and live sessions from Monday till Friday.
Live sessions are available only for those who are on a standard or premium plan. Clients who are subscribed to one of these plans will have access to live chat with their therapist for 30 minutes each week.
Apart from sections, worksheets, messaging, and live sessions, clients also have access to other tools, such as their journals and activity plans. The newest feature to the “happiness-toolbox” includes yoga and meditation videos. Yoga and meditation videos can help people cope with anxiety, stress, and depression.
"The worksheets have been helpful so far. Haven’t had a chance to talk with the therapist yet but looking forward to it."
The Online Therapy program is a well-thought program that can offer a lot to those in need of emotional support. The staff is highly qualified and has years of experience with treating mental health problems using proven and well-researched CBT methods.
Although Online Therapy can’t handle emergency situations (such as suicidal behavior), it provides useful tools and support for overcoming various mental health problems which are a growing problem in today’s society.