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Study Shows Counseling On Line to Be Very Effective

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:49:24 EST

A recent study showed that counseling on line might be even more effective than traditional therapy. Dave Turo-Shields, ACSW, LCSW, CEC of was the pioneer of this type of service.
When Turo-Shields began to offer therapy by phone 14 years ago, no other therapists were providing the service. People choose phone or email for a number of reasons.Convenience is one advantage. Because there is no need to leave the house, this is the most convenient option for therapy.

Privacy is another reason. Although what you say to your therapist is private, some people worry about being seen in a therapist's office. Well known individuals, for example, could become the subject of a news story if they were seen walking into a therapy center.

On line counseling sessions cost about the same as traditional therapy, but there are other cost savings. There is no transportation or childcare to pay for. It's basically worry free.

The hours are similar to those kept by other professionals. If you choose to use the email option, you can send an email anytime. During the business week, emails are answered within 24 hours and the therapists spend at least 30 minutes preparing a response.

Turo-Shields says that he feels the email option is a good one. It gives him time to think about a question and do research when that's necessary. He feels that the answers he provides via email may be better than what you would get from conventional therapy. 

There are three options for using this kind of service. You can go to to get started. Once there, you will see that you have the email option, the phone option and the Skype option. 

If you are not familiar with Skype, it is a VoIP or voice over internet connection. It is the same as using a phone, but there are no charges. Your voice is carried over your existing internet connection. If you want you can use a camera with this kind of online counseling. So, you can actually see your therapist.

Dave Turo-Shields is only one of the therapists at There are many other expert therapists as well. This allows them to help people faster. Usually, a client and therapists will be working together within 72 hours of payment.

That's probably another reason that people are happier with counseling on line. They don't have to wait weeks for an appointment. Call, email or Skype when you need help. Don't let anything prevent you from enjoying good emotional health.   

Source: WebWire

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