Given the rise of user engagement with technology, especially the mobile phone, Virtual Psychologist has focused on disruptive innovation to offer SMS psychological services to a range of clients as part of a new Start up company in Australia. Although phone and face to face services are still offered, Virtual psychologist is excited to offer another form of engagement via SMS to encourage those in need to seek help who may not engage through the normal paths of communication. As such Virtual Psychologist takes online services one step further by providing individuals with professional counselling delivered in real-time through SMS chat services. Individuals correspond via text with a qualified counsellor for private, immediate clinical support regarding their work, health, or life issue, 24 hours a day.
Virtual Psychologist currently provides this service nationwide to over 400 corporate clients through a joint venture partnership with a national Employee Assistance Provider.