The online psychologist is one of the professionals most in demand on a daily basis, not only by individuals, but also by companies. Faced with the abundant number of these professionals on the internet, many people no longer know where to turn in order to avoid unpleasant surprises. If you are, here are the parameters to consider in order to find a good psychologist online.
Make sure the shrink is reliable
The first thing that should grab your attention is the reliability of the online shrink. Indeed, you must make sure that he has the required diplomas, for that, just go to his website. Most online psychologists in France track their academic background and professional experience on their website to build trust. If necessary, do a survey with the references mentioned to ensure the veracity of his background.
It is also important to make sure that the online psychologist has a good reputation. The opinions of former clients are indicators to gauge the competence of the professional. To do this, find out from your acquaintances and consult the online reviews, perhaps one of them has used the services of this professional in the past. You can also find reviews on the professional’s website. Obviously, forums or sites specializing in collecting opinions are also avenues to be exploited.
Choose according to availability
Some online psychologists often have very busy schedules and are therefore scarce. If the wait time to get in touch with a psychologist is too long, it should alert you to their unavailability. Favor the professional who is ready to provide you with his expertise immediately, if you feel an urgent need for it.
In many situations, the intervention of an online psychologist is necessary several times a week or a month. Availability is another factor to be taken into consideration in your choice. So opt for a professional who can be contacted at any time and through several communication channels (message, email, telephone, video, etc.)
Choose according to your needs
The specialties in the field of online phycology are numerous, some are real experts in solving couples or bereavement problems. On the other hand, others are specialists in addiction problems (drugs, cigarettes, etc.) or juvenile delinquency.
Before choosing your online psychologist, it is important to take stock of your situation. You must therefore identify your problem upstream, to find the right specialist and above all so that the professional can work on the right problem. The best online psychologist is the one whose expertise best suits your needs.