Therapy is a great way to deal with mental health issues. However, many challenges come with therapy in Nigeria. A tried-and-true way to offset these challenges is to opt for virtual therapy. Virtual therapy in Nigeria is in its early days, but it beats out face-to-face mental health consultations in so many ways. Therapy has so many benefits it offers to you, regardless of the severity of your mental health struggles. In this article, we will take you through a number of reasons why you should try virtual therapy.
What is virtual therapy?
Virtual therapy is a branch of telemedicine which involves speaking with a therapist online. You can connect through video call, audio call, or even via chat. On the DRO Health app, you can choose the therapist you feel most comfortable with after viewing their profile, and attend a session from the comfort of your home.
Pros of Virtual Therapy in Nigeria
Convenience: When it comes to telehealth in general, convenience is the biggest benefit. You get to consult with professionals without leaving your home or spending hours in transit. You’re also in your safe space, compared to being in a therapist’s office that’s unfamiliar.
Reduced stigma: Therapy in Nigeria is still very much frowned upon, even though that should not be the case. With virtual therapy, no one needs to know about your therapy sessions. You can choose to remain anonymous through online therapy networks, and no one can see you heading off to a therapy session unless you want them to.
More flexibility: Online counselling services are amazing for the high level of flexibility they are able to offer. An increased ability to choose from a wider variety of dates and times comes with teletherapy, and the opportunity to be able to have your session from anywhere there is privacy as well as an internet connection is a wonderful thing.
Greater variety is available: Sometimes, a therapist and client pairing just does not mesh together well, and that is absolutely okay. With the increased utilisation and convenience of online therapy, clients now have a wider pool of counsellors to select from to help them find their perfect match. Gone are the days of not making progress in therapy due to an unfitting relationship, thanks to the internet.
At DRO Health, we recognize how important these benefits are to you, and how they go a long way towards making you take that step to see a therapist. Download the DRO Health App today to get access to licensed therapists. We value your privacy, and all sessions are protected by client confidentiality. Sessions are affordable and will definitely make a difference. We also have a number of mental health tools available, such as mental health assessments and the mood diary. The DRO Health app is available on the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android).