Does online therapy work?

Published on April 1, 2020

Online therapy can be a convenient option when you don’t have the time to travel, or you don’t feel safe to visit.  If you are home because you are sick, or for other reasons, online therapy is a great alternative.  Some people prefer online to in-person treatment because they can sit in the comfort of their own home.

If you’re living in a loud or unsafe environment, there are ways to feel safe having online therapy.  An online therapist can offer you some suggestions to help you find or secure a comfortable space.  If you are being isolatedby an abusive person, please reach out for emergency help through your nearest crisis centre or shelter.

Here are some of the benefits and enjoyments of online therapy

1. No travel time

You can use the time that you saved travelling on something relaxing.

2. Getting Comfy

You can get comfortable! You can sit in your favourite chair, sofa, or be in your favourite room. You can put your feet up and settle into your favourite place to relax. You might feel more comfortable at home to speak about the things that you are most anxious or carry the most emotional load.

3. Comfort Drink

You can make your comfort drink. You can drink your tea or sip your comfort drink while you hydrate during your session.

4. Four Legged Friends

Your pet can be with you – Your pet can comfort you while you speak about some of the more stressful or traumatic things that have been on your mind.

5. Comfort Item

You can hold your comfort item. Some people have a cuddly pillow, blanket or item that comforts them when they are stressed.

6. Essential Oils

You can use your essential oils, or another scent to calm the room. Certain smells can be comforting.

7. Lighting

You can dim or brighten the lights. You have more control over your environment and can adjust the lighting to the setting that relaxes you

8. Technology

You can practice using technology. This is an excellent time to practice setting up internet meetings and solving how you best feel comfortable and on what platform

Most therapists offer online sessions, and most treatments can be done online, including EMDR.


You can book a Skype Session with me. If you would like to explore online therapy, please contact me on +852 2521 4668 or email 

Category(s):Anger Management, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Codependency / Dependency, Complex PTSD, Depression, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Ending a relationship issues, Fear, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Relationships & Marriage, Social Isolation

Written by:

Dr Monica Borschel

Welcome! My passion is to help you find inner peace and emotional comfort within yourself and your relationships.

As social creatures, our relationships significantly shape our happiness, well-being, and sense of self-worth. Unfortunately, many of us have experienced relationship-related traumas, which can leave us with emotional scars that require recovery.

Attachment traumas, such as divorce, break-ups, infidelity, neglect, and abuse, can be challenging. As an expert in attachment, loss, and trauma, I have spent many years studying how attachment styles can shift with loss and trauma.

I have seen how healthy relationships can lead to secure attachment and how insecure attachment can create turmoil in our lives. I aim to guide you toward cultivating healthy relationships with yourself, your children, your co-parent, and your romantic partner.

I can help you develop new attachment strategies that will allow you to form deeper connections and bonds with those around you. And, if you have children, I can also assist you in establishing secure attachments with both parents, which can be especially helpful in cases of separation or divorce.

I am originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, where I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at The University of Utah. From there, I moved to New York City, earning my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. I then pursued my Doctorate in Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. I lived and worked in Hong Kong as a practicing Clinical Psychologist from 2010-2020. I reside in California and am pursuing my Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) at California Southern University. My training and qualifications include certifications in Brainspotting and High Conflict Coaching.

These tools, combined with my extensive knowledge and experience in the field, enable me to offer you the guidance and support you need to recover from past traumas and build healthy relationships.

My approach to therapy is empathetic, supportive, and tailored to your unique needs. Every person can grow, and thrive. I am committed to helping you achieve your goals. So, whether you are struggling with relationship issues, divorce, abuse, attachment traumas, or other challenges, I am here to help you find the peace and comfort you deserve.

Email me at or call the MindnLife Clinic at 852 2521 4668