Difference between Home-Based therapy and therapy at the practice. - BYOU

Difference between Home-Based therapy and therapy at the practice.

With this advancing world focused on individualism, mental issues have become a common problem worldwide. People mentally suffer more nowadays than ever before.

Psychological and psychiatric issues are at their peak.

These issues are increasing on one side, while most people are reluctant to talk about them on the other. Many people find it challenging to go for therapy. Many therapists now offer the services of home-based therapy.

If you are suffering from any of such issues and are confused between home or office-based therapy, you are at the right spot to get the answer to your queries.

Home-based therapy:

Home-based therapy involves counseling sessions at the home of individuals. It helps those who can't manage to receive therapy in the therapy offices. BYOU offers the service of home-based therapy. 

Pros and cons of home-based therapy:

Home-based therapy is helpful for people who are uncomfortable visiting clinics or have inflexible work schedules and can't manage time to visit clinics. Home-based therapy is also beneficial for children who have autism.

Other partner therapists may join a home-based therapist, which increases the treatment's efficiency. Not all therapists work in teams, but some do work. Although it's costly, it offers much better results.

Home-based therapy is usually performed in the patient's room or dining table. However, the patient and therapist may choose to walk in the garden or park during the session, depending upon the patient's comfort. Children and teenagers feel more comfortable in the home than in offices. Moreover, observing the home surroundings and the patient's behavior at home helps the therapist better understand the patient's psyche and proceed accordingly. Home-based therapy is helpful for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, conflict management, autism etc.

However, there may be some noncompliance with the session, especially if the patient is younger. The same people may not be comfortable while calling a therapist at home.

Therapy in the office:

Many patients opt for therapy in the offices. Office or in-clinic therapy is also helpful in managing stress, anxiety, and depression. Clinically-based therapy involves regular visits to the therapist to share your issues and treatment effectiveness. In the clinic, highly trained staff is usually available for thorough care and counseling. There is a safe and controlled environment for therapy in the clinics. Such clinics offer a distraction-free environment for the therapist to proceed. However, some children may be uncomfortable with clinic-based therapy.

The bottom line:

Home-based therapy or clinic/office-based therapy are both helpful in managing your concerns. However, the choice of treatment depends upon patient compliance and convenience. You should opt for the one which better suits you.

Book your therapist nearby, at home or virtual with the BYOU app.


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