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I’ve been struggling with general sadness, as well as depression and anxiety for a long time. I’ve been looking into finding a therapist, but have mostly had bad experiences and found out that they actually had bad reviews in general. They’re also quite expensive and given my mental state I usually want one immediately when I’m feeling bad, and not a week later during my actual appointment.
My friend recommended an AI Therapy chat app to me, but I wonder if I’m missing out on talking to someone face to face? I actually prefer the chat app because It’s available immediately any time I need it, and is more comfortable for me because of my social anxiety. It’s also a lot cheaper and always remembers every little detail from our past conversations. I’ve only been using it for a week but love it so far and my friend claims it completely got him out of his anxiety.
Does anyone here have experience with both apps and in person therapy? I’m wondering whether I should keep trying to find a therapist, but I’ve only had bad experiences so far. Is it worth it to keep looking?
submitted by /u/slingshoota
I don’t think there will ever be a replacement for a human therapist. Technology can be very helpful, but I would always recommend in-person therapy as well, if feasible.
All the very best,