The Avatar Will See You Now

An Interview on the Virtual Reality, the Metaverse, and Therapy

EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview streamed live on June 2, 2022. Some offers and links may no longer be available.

With our society in the middle of a pediatric mental health crisis, it’ll take bold, imaginative measures to revolutionize our response to it. 

That’s where Virgils, an up-and-coming VR platform for therapists and clients, has become a resource for many. Complete with customizable avatars and 15 different out-of-this-world spaces, it crushes the limitations of platforms like Zoom and allows clinicians to more easily facilitate therapy through play. 

What does therapy look like in this virtual realm? What benefits does it provide that a real, physical office can’t? In this exclusive conversation with Virgils co-founders and clinicians, discover the potential of VR therapy for your practice. 

Watch the video on YouTube and check out Chris’s Therapy Beat from the May/June 2022 issue.

Chris Lyford

Chris Lyford is the Senior Editor at Psychotherapy Networker. Previously, he was Assistant Director and Editor of the The Atlantic Post, where he wrote and edited news pieces on the Middle East and Africa. He also formerly worked at The Washington Post, where he wrote local feature pieces for the Metro, Sports, and Style sections. Contact: