Psychologist in My Home, founded by Psychologist Aynur İlhan, is a digital platform that provides easy and affordable expert support to anyone who wants to get psychological counseling while struggling with the difficulties of life. My Home Psychologist aims to make psychological support accessible to everyone, regardless of time and location, by removing all obstacles to receiving therapy.
Pandemic increased demand
With the pandemic, the initiative, which increased the number of people who consult from home, accelerated its growth by receiving investments through Keiretsu Forum, one of the world’s leading angel investor networks.
Stating that the initiative he founded in 2018 received an intense demand from both the client and the expert side with the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, Aynur İlhan continued: “ Since our establishment in 2018, we have received an average of 150 requests per day and have performed an average of 2,500 sessions per month. We currently offer psychological support services to individuals who migrate both domestically and abroad with 50 specialists. Online therapies are much more cost effective than face-to-face therapies. My home psychologist, regardless of mobile device or computer; voice, video or messaging method. It is a platform that allows you to reach your psychologist in 1 minute or to make appointments for future dates. “
The company, which made 463 sessions per month with 15 experts before the epidemic started, has increased this number to 3 thousand sessions with 50 experts.
Stating that they observed an increase in the search for psychological support especially with the pandemic period, İlhan said that they can also serve their clients from abroad in English; he says that they provide psychological support in a sense. My Home Psychologist platform has clients from around 45 countries such as Azerbaijan, New Zealand, Malta, USA, United Arab Emirates, Ireland and Germany.
Psychologist Aynur İlhan, who loves technology and has a special interest, explains that she established the Psychologist in My Home platform in order to provide employment for her colleagues and to find solutions to psychological problems with appropriate budgets and continues as follows: “During my undergraduate education, I worked in the field of social services and in various hospitals. I aimed to make it easier and more accessible by using technology at the point of developing a solution for people who want to get psychological support but do not have enough budget for this. On the other hand, my search for a solution for my colleagues, who seem to be a wildcard in many institutions and find it difficult to progress in their expertise, encouraged me to establish this initiative. “
As effective as face-to-face therapy
One of the biggest reasons that prevents people from getting psychological support is that they do not feel comfortable and safe about privacy. With the corona process, with the increasing tendency to online services, all online services received from Psychologist in My Home, which has rapidly increased its recognition and the number of users receiving services, are provided within the framework of ethical and confidentiality rules. A large number of experienced expert psychologists and psychological counselors with expert licenses and training in various fields provide services in the platform.
Stating that many studies conducted in the last 10 years have been effective at least as much as face-to-face therapy and in some conditions, Aynur İlhan says that the most popular psychological support service is the visual method, followed by the audio method and then the message method.
The most common problems are anxiety and panic attacks
Anxiety, panic attacks, anxiety disorder stand out as the most common problems experienced by clients who come to My Home Psychologist. Noting that the need for psychological support has increased since socialization, which is a natural need during the pandemic period, has increased, İlhan emphasizes the importance of continuing production and learning, spending time in nature and with animals.
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