What Is Online Couples Therapy?
In couples therapy, participants meet with a licensed couples therapist to resolve challenges they are having in their relationship or to address the overall health of their relationship and to get suggestions on how it can be improved. These sessions are usually done on a one-to-one basis with the therapist where one or more of the people in the relationship are present in the same room.
Online couples therapy is a way for people in a relationship to talk to a professional therapist through digital means of communication. Popular ways to do this include messaging over a mobile phone, live chat and video chat. In some cases, couples are in the same room when video chatting with a therapist although each person may choose to message the therapist individually. These online means of communication have become more important during the pandemic and are also an option when people do not live near a couples therapist.