YLAH is the first Swiss solution for ‘Blended Psychotherapy’ to provide best practice in line with latest research findings as well as existing technical opportunities.
With a web access for therapists and a mobile app for patients, YLAH enables the interactive transmission of online therapy activities. Patients are empowered to apply and self-manage therapy between sessions in their daily lives with tailored interventions, clinical assessments and health monitorings. Therapists implement the required standards without additional effort and can make use of automation to scale their services. The holistic approach and evidence-based foundations increase treatment feasibility and quality.
YLAH helps where it is needed most: More people with mental health problems can be better supported while saving costs in the health care system.
What is Blended Psychotherapy:
The combination of common face-to-face sessions with online therapy activities between sessions is called blended psychotherapy. This form of treatment has proven its effectiveness in various national and international studies and through the successful use of therapists in several European countries and in the United States. Online therapy is therefore undoubtedly a useful addition to existing forms of therapy and hold promising potential for improving the patient experience, effectiveness and efficiency of treatment. It is not surprising that renowned researchers and stakeholders consider it as the “silver bullet of psychotherapy”.
Blended psychotherapy allows users to realize the benefits of digitization. Practice can be integrated in the best possible way, using therapeutic tools in a safe environment, respecting legal and regulatory principles.
Advantages over pure face-to-face sessions are seen in offering patients a wider range of therapeutic options and providing them with online support and training opportunities to work on their mental recovery, regardless of time or location. By outsourcing certain elements of therapy, there is more room for specific content to be explored in depth in the face-to-face session, thus making optimal use of psychotherapists’ time resources.
Compared to pure online therapy, blended concepts have the advantage that there is regular contact with a specialist and thus people with severe psychological stress or in crisis situations can also be supported. Therapy adherence is higher, there are fewer therapy dropouts and the acceptance and recognition of blended psychotherapy concepts in professional circles is significantly higher than with pure online therapy.