Does Online Therapy Work?



The nice thing about my profession is that it allows me to meet a lot of people who have unique stories and experiences. What makes it even more lovable is that I get to take great photographs of these people. Obviously, these individuals are strangers to me, but somehow we find a way to connect with one another. Through my profession, I was able to meet several clients. Surprisingly, some of them have touched my life completely.


One of the people I could not forget is Marga. We met in a photo shoot for a fashion show. She was one of the models for a grand event in the city, while I was part of the list of official photographers. After that, we keep on seeing each other in different shoots. We eventually became close to one another, and that was the time when I discovered that she is suffering from an eating disorder, specifically anorexia nervosa.


As a friend, I decided to stick with Marga to help her overcome her problems. We tried to find solutions together. During our research, we found out about online therapy. She liked it because the sessions are made in a virtual environment. At the same time, it did not take up so much of her time since she can attend the e-sessions at the convenience of her own home. After ten sessions of participating in online therapy, I noticed the following changes in Marga’s attitude and personality:




  1. She Stopped Being Conscious About Her Weight. The primary concern of Marga is her size or weight. Since she is engaged in professional modeling, she wants to maintain a perfect body. However, as she tries to make this happen, she did not know that she was already suffering from an eating disorder. Fortunately, the online therapy helped her overcome weight issues.


  1. She Became Happier.Marga is no longer complaining about her eating habits. In fact, she now follows a strict diet without compromising her health. Because of e-counseling, she found the right happiness that she was looking for a long time ago. Nowadays, you can always see her excited and gleeful. Perhaps listening to Marc Romano, PsyD‘s statement is beneficial when he reminds everyone to “Focus on yourself and your own happiness and do not compare yourself to others.”


  1. She Gained Self Confidence. Brie Shelly, MS, LMHC, RYT once said, “Exploring your past, present, and future experiences and mental health symptoms is challenging work and requires a huge dose of internal motivation, dedication, and courage.” Even if she was already a model, Marga always had problems with her looks. According to her, she was not always enough. She was insecure about many things in her career and personal life. All these have affected her relationships with other people. However, online therapy solved all these problems. After completing the sessions, her self-esteem increased.



Indeed, online therapy has helped my friend overcome a mental health problem. However, “This kind of effort takes a fair amount of commitment and understanding of the online world.” John M. Grohol, Psy.D. said. I am sharing this story to remind everyone how this innovation in the field of psychotherapy can help lots of women out there. Many ladies are hesitant to visit the office of a therapist. There is still that stigma that approaching a professional counselor is embarrassing. If you are suffering from this problem too, do not worry because online therapy is now available. You can now talk to a professional by simply booking an online appointment. Check today to know more about this.