Inc. includes Danielle Forshee, Psy.D, LCSW’s prediction for the new year.
“As the convenience of Amazon Prime and other on-demand online services continues to surge and become customary and expected, conventional methods of mental health treatment will soon be following suit. Most Americans experience highly stressful and busy lifestyles and have limited downtime. As a result, mental health practitioners will have to decide–keep up and offer convenient means of seeking mental health treatment, or become stale. It is expected that innovative and convenient means of accessing mental health treatment will become routine and acceptable. Rather than appointments taking place in the practitioner’s office, appointments will be taking place via live video-conferencing, or at the client’s preferred location. The client’s needs and schedules will be put first, not the practitioners.”
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