The Challenges of Online Therapy

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, online therapy has become a popular option for many who are struggling. Mental health issues have understandably been on the rise as a result of the pandemic, with the biggest increases in depression and anxiety taking place during the periods of strict lockdown, which comes at no surprise. These mental health issues can be tied specifically to the pandemic itself, such as thoughts and feelings related to the current and potential long-term effects of the virus — and these kinds of anxious and depressive thoughts and feelings about the virus are indubitably fed by the 24-hour news coverage of the pandemic and how easy it is to access this constant coverage.

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Originally published at on October 22, 2020.