Online Eating Disorder Therapy in Pennsylvania
You don't have to do it alone, online therapy can help!
For those struggling with an eating disorder, online therapy can offer the necessary help and support for the recovery journey. Research has shown how online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy.
Recovered and Restored Eating Disorder Therapy Center offers online therapy sessions to all residents of Pennsylvania. This means we can help and encourage you along your recovery journey no matter where you are in the state! All of our therapists are qualified to provide both in-person and online therapy in Pennsylvania. We are here for you!
Who can do online therapy?
Online therapy may not be the best fit for everyone, but it is a great option for those who:
are away at (or will be going to) college but want to continue seeing our therapists
do not live near a therapy practice offering eating disorder therapy
want the convenience of not having to drive to and from sessions
are comfortable using technology
want to do therapy in the comfort of their own home
Some of the places in Pennsylvania we can provide online therapy
If you live in Chester County, are you looking for therapists in Chester Springs, Berwyn, or Glenmoore? We can help you! Send us a note to learn more about online therapy.
Do you live in Bucks County and are looking for a therapist in Furlong, Doylestown, or Washington Crossing or the surrounding area? We’d love to help you! Drop us a note here to learn more about our online therapy option!
Are you currently living in Montgomery County and looking for an eating disorder therapist in Wynnewood, Dresher, Narberth, Blue Bell or nearby area? Our online therapy might be a great fit for you! Contact us to learn more.
Even if you live in Delaware County and are looking for a therapist in Garnet Valley, Wayne, Chadds Ford, or Haverford, we can still help you! Get in touch today to start your recovery journey with online therapy.
Is Online therapy effective?
For those who are more familiar with traditional, in-person therapy, you might ask whether online therapy can be as effective.
One of the first things to consider is how online therapy is a wonderful option for when meeting in-person just isn’t possible, as we saw in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes circumstances just don’t allow for in-person, and therefore online therapy sessions are necessary to support an individual’s mental health.
A scholarly article published in Acta Informatica Medica in December 2017 discussed a systematic review of telemental healthcare. The authors reviewed 156 articles which contained keywords pertaining to telemental health, of which 25 met the criteria for the systematic review. Their conclusion was:
“Telemental health care can provide effective and adaptable solutions to the care of mental illnesses universally. While being comparable to in-person services, telemental health care is particularly advantageous and inexpensive through the use of current technologies and adaptable designs, especially in isolated communities.”
Another research paper in EClinicalMedicine, published by The Lancet, in 2020, reviewed the effects of electronically delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (eCBT) with those of face-to-face CBT by a systematic review. The authors' conclusion was the eCBT was at least as effective as in-person CBT.
How does online therapy work?
If you’re familiar with Zoom or Facetime, then you’ve got a good idea of what online therapy would be like! At Recovered and Restored Eating Disorder Therapy Center, we use a HIPAA-compliant video chat service to meet with our clients. This means that we can see you and you can see us as we chat. This virtual face-to-face interaction really helps to create the personal connection necessary for therapy.
After speaking with our team and scheduling your online therapy session, you’ll receive the information for how to log in to the session when the time comes.
Still have questions about online therapy?
If you live in Pennsylvania and are struggling with an eating disorder and wondering if online therapy is the right option for you, we’d love to chat with you! We understand it’s a big decision to even begin therapy. Making sure that you’re comfortable, whether with online therapy or in-person therapy, is one of our priorities. We’ll listen to what’s going on with you right now and help you determine if online sessions are the best fit for your recovery journey.
And remember - even considering therapy is a big step in your recovery! You are brave my friend!