The online psychologist: The solution to mental health waiting lists?

Waiting times for both basic and specialized mental health care have increased significantly in recent years. GGZonline was created to combat these wait times and help clients get the mental health care they need as quickly as possible.

In this article, we will give you a better picture of the online psychologist by explaining its advantages and disadvantages.

Shorter waiting times and more flexibility

A big advantage to the online psychologist, is that there are no waiting lists for it. This means that you can receive prompt treatment from one of our psychotherapists. They have a wide availability, so you can also visit them in the evening or on weekends when needed. It also helps that online therapy does not require a remote location for treatment to take place.

The fact that treatment can be followed from the comfort of your own home brings another advantage. You are in the environment where you feel most at home, and also the therapist can take a moment to see how you feel at home. In addition to being in a safe environment at home (in most cases), online therapy also saves us unnecessary travel time, which is another benefit.

Of course, it is possible that the home environment is precisely part of the problem for which you come to the psychologist. In that case, it may not be comfortable to follow the therapy at home, in which case it is certainly recommended to discuss this with your practitioner as well in order to look for an alternative together.

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The quality of the online psychologist

In addition to practical matters, such as the comfort of your own home and the lack of travel time, it is of great importance that the therapy content fits well with what you need. Fortunately, many scientific studies have already been conducted that have proven the effect of online therapy. These effects are very personal. Some clients prefer online therapy over the regular psychologist, but this is not necessarily the case for everyone.

The quality of the psychologist does not matter when the treatment is not live. The psychologists who work for GGZ are highly trained and already have extensive experience within the GGZ.

“Our team is particularly focused on treating depression or other depressive mood disorders, anxiety disorders and panic attacks.”

What problems can you visit the online psychologist for?

Our team is particularly focused on treating depression or other depressive mood disorders, anxiety disorders and panic attacks. These problems are most common within the mental health system, so there is a lot of experience with them. In addition, it is also possible to apply EMDR treatments online; special software has been developed for this purpose that has proven very successful.

How can you make an appointment at GGZonline?

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To sign up for treatment with an online psychologist, you can get a referral from your primary care physician or psychiatrist. Thus, they may be able to provide you with further guidance after treatment.

The referral letter is also important if you want to claim the costs from your health insurance company. In addition, it is possible to get treatment without a referral, but then health insurance will usually not reimburse it. In the case of burnout (symptoms), treatment is often reimbursed by the employer. So it’s worth having a conversation about this.

Get in touch with GGZonline!

At GGZonline, we have no waiting times which means we can contact you immediately after your registration. Are you unsure if the online psychologist is right for you? If so, talk to your primary care physician so you can be referred, then we can create a personalized treatment plan and get to work on helping you move forward as soon as possible!

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