Online therapy is the way of the future

A quick search on Google reveals a few companies in Kenya whose websites list online therapy and counselling in their portfolio. PHOTO | SHUTTERSTOCK

What you need to know:

  • It is quite simple to use: One logs into the platforms and is directed to a chat room where preliminary questions determine which therapist is the best fit.

  • The client can then directly communicate with the selected counsellor.

  • Sadly, the ratio of certified counsellors in Kenya to the number of people requiring therapy is pretty high.

While it is debatable whether any service can replace traditional face-to-face counselling, a rising number of people are choosing to engage therapists on the phone, WhatsApp, Skype, and text messaging.


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