Should I Provide eTherapy Services?




Should I Provide eTherapy Services?


Online therapy allows individuals to receive mental health counselling over the internet. Those who otherwise may not be able to access mental health services will find that many barriers – such as scheduling or transporation – are eliminated through eTherapy. There are also benefits – such as greater flexibility – for the therapists who are providing the eTherapy services.

With its many benefits, the field of eTherapy is rapidly growing and constantly evolving. This can make it difficult to navigate and sift through all the information out there about ethical standards and guidelines. The first step is to make an educated choice about whether or not providing eTherapy is a good fit for you as a mental health professional.

If you are considering implementing eTherapy into your own practice, these are some points to consider.

eTherapy may be a good fit if:

  • You are looking to work outside of the normal daily hours
  • You travel a lot and want to work on the road
  • You have strong technological and digital skills

eTherapy may not be a good fit if:

  • You don’t have the best writing skills
  • You are uncomfortable using new technology
  • You struggle to connect without face-to-face in-person interaction

If you are interesting in learning more about the field and provision of eTherapy, then eTherapy Essentials’ course called Online Counselling Fundamentals will set you on the right track. This online training course for eTherapists goes through ethical guidelines, benefits and challenges, required knowledge and skills, and scientific methodologies to support you in developing an effective eTherapy practice. Ensuring that eTherapy is being provided in a secure, ethical, and effective manner is of the utmost importance.  To learn more about our online counselling training course, please do not hesitate to contact us at and visit

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