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Virtual Reality

What is virtual reality counseling?

Virtual reality counseling offers a way for you to address mental health, behavioral health, and wellness and addiction struggles using VR tools. It provides a more focused experience that utilizes traditional office visits and/or telehealth visits. During virtual reality sessions, you receive treatment in a three-dimensional world where you feel like you’re in the middle of the VR.

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What are the benefits of virtual reality psychiatry?

  • Enjoyable experiences

  • Life-like social interactions

  • Highly effective results

  • Fewer unpleasant symptoms

  • Enhanced social connections and empathy 

  • Fewer distractions

  • Heightened self-awareness

  • Self-confidence

  • No need to take time off from work

  • No other patient exposure

  • No need to travel to the office

  • No need for childcare

  • Convenience

Virtual Reality is gaining acceptance as an add-on to traditional treatments. VR enhances and strengthens traditional treatments due to its life-like feel, convenience, and ease of understanding and communicating your emotional needs from the safety of a virtual space. You might be better able to share thoughts and experiences via virtual reality than in face-to-face appointments. 

What happens during virtual reality psychiatry appointments?

If you struggle with a mental health disorder, our VR Team develops an effective treatment plan exclusively for you.

Common mental health challenges include:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Eating disorders

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Substance misuse disorder

  • Post-concussion syndrome

  • Other mental health disorders