Does online therapy really work? Isn't face-to-face better?

Does online therapy really work? Isn't face-to-face better?

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Studies have shown that online therapy is as effective as face-to-face therapy. Clients find it to be a practical way to access psychotherapeutic help, as it has several advantages.

(Barak, Hen, Boniel-Nissim, & Shapira, 2008), (Andrews et al., 2018)

What are the advantages of online therapy?

  • You are not limited by location, so you can choose a therapist from anywhere in the country. You literally have hundreds of options.
  • In Hedepy, each therapist has a concise profile with client references and a video medallion, which will help you get to know them a little bit first. Finding the right therapist that you will click with will be easier and faster.
  • You can connect to therapy from the comfort of your own home. You don't have to go out at all if you don't feel well. You will also definitely be a bit less nervous in your favorite armchair and relax faster.
  • You will not have to wait long weeks for your session, you can have it within a few days. On the profiles of therapists you can see available dates that you can book immediately.
  • You will save a lot of time that you would have spent commuting to the therapist.

The most common concern we encounter is that online therapy will not be as confidential. That such a bond will not be formed with the therapist, and that the therapy will not work. The mentioned studies, as well as our clients, confirm that this is not the case. Even though some were skeptical at first.


I would not have thought that I would have such trust in my therapist in such a short time, even online. But Mrs. Zuzana is a woman in her place. Very empathetic, understanding and pleasant. I feel calm and motherly care from her. I always regret at the end of the session that it is already over. She is able to give useful tips for solving problems, she is able to guide. I am very grateful to her because she helps me find peace in the storm.
Mrs. Iva was my very first experience with any therapy. Although I avoided online sessions for a long time and thus delayed therapy to the possibility of a personal meeting, I am very glad that I finally decided to go for the online version as well. All sessions have been very pleasant so far, Mrs. Iva listened and tried to always bring her feedback, general assessment and her view of the situation to my primary word. There was no reason to be afraid of any greater opening. One big thank you :)
Very pleasant session. I took online therapy for the first time and I was satisfied with the approach of the psychologist. Online therapy is really as fulfilling as a personal session. The psychologist listened to me and provided the necessary insight.

The best thing is to try it for yourself

And then decide if online therapy is really for you. That's why we offer a money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the first session. You don't have to be afraid to try our service. There really is nothing to lose.

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