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ABOUT THERAPY GROUND

Therapy Ground is designed to be user friendly. It has been designed for people who want to spend their precious time receiving therapy, not fighting traffic, waiting in a lobby, filling out financial applications, or working through a cumbersome computer system. Continuous, 24-hour online access to this site is provided. Quality therapy is emphasized. Only the most experienced and qualified US online therapists help you redesign the parts of your life you wish to work through. The Interactive Home Therapy Specialists system is effective and sets the highest standards in the industry.

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ORIGINS OF THERAPY GROUND

Originating in 1994, Interactive Home Therapy is based on extensive interactive computer therapy, theory and technique developed by Interactive Home Therapy Specialists. The computer screen creates the ideal blank screen that classical psychoanalysts attempt to create by obscuring the analyst behind the couch. Imposing the analysts presence on the client would contaminate free association of the clients thoughts. The computer screen eliminates the verbal and physical presence of the therapist and is the ultimate tool for projection of pure unconscious wishes, drives and transferences for psychodynamic analysis.
Not only does Interactive Home Therapy maximize psychodynamic therapeutic potential, the written language on computers allows unparalleled detail and precision for optimal cognitive analysis.

Another psychiatric tool that Interactive Home Therapy utilizes is group therapy. One major advantage of group therapy is development of interpersonal relational skill. Clients receive feedback from people with different viewpoints, as well as those already having grown from similar experiences. The client receives ideas, suggestions, and practical experience from many different people, not just one "booksmart" therapist. Your improvement is challenged in this social setting to assure true growth along with personal insight. There are several drawbacks with typical group therapy especially in areas of patient confidentiality and safety which prevent necessary freedom of expression. Interactive Home Therapy eliminates these stumbling blocks, and maximizes the advantages of group therapy.

There are many situations in traditional therapy where having an open, honest and trusting relationship with the therapist is not the treatment goal, yet in that therapeutic setting it does not feel safe or comfortable to reveal ones self. And in truth, it may not be practical or safe to reveal certain things, much less work through troubling and conflicting issues.

ADVANTAGES OF HOME THERAPY

  • Convenience of being at your home.
  • Access when you want, not by appointment.
  • Inexpensive, highly effective therapy. Costs at least five times less than conventional psychotherapy (unlimited communication for no extra charge).
  • Safe, anonymous, and confidential. Our password system and data base structure guarantee this so you can say exactly what you need to say.
  • More personal than traditional therapy even though technical. Our work is anonymous, confidential, and safe; therefore, harmful avoidance of important, personal issues related to the physical presence of therapists or group members does not exist. Growth occurs when you are free to deal with the truth at the appropriate level of intimacy.
  • Psychodynamic analysis maximized as the computer screen provides an ideal medium (a blank screen) for projection of drives, wishes/fantasies, and transferences.
  • Cognitive and behavioral analysis is maximized using the precision of the written language.
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  • Convenience of being at your home.
  • Access when you want, not by appointment.
  • Inexpensive, highly effective therapy. Costs at least five times less than conventional psychotherapy (unlimited communication for no extra charge).
  • Safe, anonymous, and confidential. Our password system and data base structure guarantee this so you can say exactly what you need to say.
  • More personal than traditional therapy even though technical. Our work is anonymous, confidential, and safe; therefore, harmful avoidance of important, personal issues related to the physical presence of therapists or group members does not exist. Growth occurs when you are free to deal with the truth at the appropriate level of intimacy.
  • Psychodynamic analysis maximized as the computer screen provides an ideal medium (a blank screen) for projection of drives, wishes/fantasies, and transferences.
  • Cognitive and behavioral analysis is maximized using the precision of the written language.

Examples where anonymity and confidentiality Of In-Home-Therapy is essential for effective therapy:

People who must maintain a certain image such as politicians, clergy, doctors, and celebrities.
Athletes using steroids.
Police officers, immigrants or similar groups with employment, racial or cultural issues.
People with AIDS or other potentially socially stigmatizing illnesses.
Any socially stigmatizing situations including many relationship, legal and sexual situations.
Interactive Home Therapy Specialists can provide the most effective method of therapy for many of these people.