Instant Message Session
Instant messaging therapy is midway between video and emailing. It has the advantage of being synchronous, meaning we are online at the same time, while still being text-based. Instant messaging might be a good fit for you if you don’t have access to a laptop, if you’d prefer to get your thoughts written rather than said, or if you struggle with connecting with people verbally.
With instant messaging, you could be lying in bed in your pajamas, hair a mess, and still have access to your therapist.
Instant messaging therapy works similarly to video calls,
with sessions lasting 45 minutes. I use a free app called Signal, which is encrypted, and it is available both on your phone or your computer, whichever you prefer.