Have you heard of Online WhatsApp Therapy?
If you haven’t, let us share with you the facts of why this might just be the future of mental healthcare.
(1) Online Therapy is incredibly convenient.
According to a 2015 study, WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging app, even more widely used than Facebook. It allotted for 19.83% or 32.11 minutes spent daily by smartphone users.
Not only is it a convenient tool for patients, but remarkably, there’s also a growing trend of clinicians all over the world utilizing the app. Kim Thomas, a UK-based journalist, states that about 98% of health professionals in the UK have a smartphone, with a third using WhatsApp.
(2) Online WhatsApp Therapy ensures privacy.
A 2016 study indicated that WhatsApp maintained patient privacy while improving healthcare and monitoring. The Telehealth and e-Health journal supports this and also points out that in addition to ensuring that the privacy of the clients is preserved, it’s less time-consuming compared to the traditional face-to-face method.
(3) Online Text Therapy truly works.
According to a 2019 research published in the BMC Public Health journal, WhatsApp served as a successful intervention for chronically ill patients who wanted to quit smoking.
The app was used to conduct follow-ups, provide support and counselling, give quality health advice, share information and help evaluate unhealthy thinking patterns among the patients. Notably, frequent and non-judgmental communication was a huge factor that contributed to the effectiveness of WhatsApp Clinical Counselling.
Want to try WhatsApp Counselling?
Jim Bierman is the latest addition to our dedicated team of mental health experts. He is an online clinical psychologist that specializes in clinical work. Mostly, he links to patients online using Zoom and Skype platforms, but he also uses WhatsApp Counselling as a medium to connect with people.
To contact and know more about Jim, click here.