Did you know more than 60% of people with mental health issues do not seek professional help? There are multiple reasons why people are reluctant to go and talk to a therapist; the most common is social stigma linked with mental disorders1.
The therapist understands that it can sometimes be difficult for you to visit the office. Illness, personal crisis, financial issues, transport issues, childcare, and other such issues are why a person cannot attend physical sessions miles away from home.
Types of Home-based Therapies:
One can look out for therapy under challenging situations like2:
Emotional or personal issues like anxiety, depression, and stress.
Home-based therapy can be helpful in the management of behaviours and coping mechanisms.
Home-based therapy can effectively improve intimacy between couples and resolves marital conflicts.
Home-based therapy can help resolve issues of communication, relationship building and problem-solving. It may also reduce stress and plays a role in strengthening a family.
Brain Injury / Hereditary Developmental Issue:
Therapists can provide therapy to people with brain injury or developmental issues by birth. Since it is challenging to visit a therapist's office in such conditions, regular house-based therapies can support children’s development.
Some children, teenagers, and even older adults require psychiatric care after they are discharged from psychiatric hospitals3. A therapist can efficiently provide standard mental health care.
Benefits of Home-based Therapy at the BYOU app:
Home-based therapy has the edge over office-based treatment in specific ways.
Convenience and Ease:
In house-based therapy, the therapist comes at home, so you don't have to reschedule your tasks and plans. Home-based treatment fits rightly into a family's routine without interrupting daily lives. Moreover, home-based therapy is cost-effective than traditional in-person therapy4.
A person with a mental disorder may find adjusting to a new environment challenging. Home-based therapy allows you to get therapy sessions in your room, so you don't have to experience unfamiliar spaces and people.
With home-based therapy, the family can also play their part in the patient's emotional support. A therapist can observe the domestic dynamics and behaviour of the other family members and progress accordingly.
People find it challenging to open up to a stranger and discuss the problem in a new place. In home-based therapy, people can comfortably share their issues, stories, and struggles without hesitation. You don't have to travel miles, stand in long waiting lines, and breach confidentiality.
Home-based therapy is individualized care with a patient-centred approach. The patient gets the complete attention of the therapist without worrying about pending clients on the waiting list. So, home-based therapy is much easier and more effective than in-office therapy5.
Book your therapist at the BYOU app.
- Waumans RC, Muntingh ADT, Draisma S, Huijbregts KM, van Balkom AJLM, Batelaan NM. Barriers and facilitators for treatment-seeking in adults with a depressive or anxiety disorder in a Western-European health care setting: a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry. 2022;22(1). doi:10.1186/S12888-022-03806-5
- Macdonald G, Livingstone N, Hanratty J, et al. Types of interventions. Published online 2016. Accessed November 20, 2022. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK385382/
- Mötteli S, Jäger M, Hepp U, et al. Home Treatment for Acute Mental Healthcare: Who Benefits Most? Community Ment Health J. 2021;57(5):828-835. doi:10.1007/S10597-020-00618-3
- Tew M, De Abreu Lourenco R, Gordon JR, et al. Cost-effectiveness of home-based care of febrile neutropenia in children with cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2022;69(7). doi:10.1002/PBC.29469
- Beckers LWME, Geijen MME, Kleijnen J, et al. Feasibility and effectiveness of home-based therapy programmes for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2020;10(10). doi:10.1136/BMJOPEN-2019-035454