Do You Seek Online Guidance From A Therapist You Can Trust?
Whatever your needs are working with a therapist online is a great alternative for those whose trepidation about sharing their stories with others makes traditional therapy too intimidating—especially at first. Introducing yourself to sessions online can also act as a catalyst or stepping stone that could help you transition into in-person sessions later.
No matter what your situation is, talking to a therapist online can offer you opportunities for relaxed, confidential healing at a distance. Couples who are separated because of careers or service can still mend rifts and work on their relationships remotely. If you are a veteran, you can learn to regulate emotions and gradually assimilate yourself into civilian life again. And because you don’t have to leave your home or be seen in public, you get to enjoy an added layer of privacy.
Right now, you are likely exhausted from trying to function while managing problems alone. And issues with trust may be making it difficult to reach out for help. However, working online could be the perfect solution for gaining emotional support and relational guidance from the privacy of your own home. With your commitment to working together, I believe you can achieve greater calm in your life, peace in your relationships, and confidence in your decision-making.
Asking For Help Is Problematic For Many People And Professionals
Reaching out to a therapist always takes courage, whether you’re an individual or couple looking for guidance. But if you are a veteran, police officer, or medical professional, it can be particularly difficult to ask for help. The military often encourages people to negate emotions—which is impossible in the long-term—and first responders, especially cops, often feel like they aren’t allowed to feel pain or ask for assistance. However, we can all benefit from a little help once in a while regardless of who we are or what we do. It’s just a fact of life.
Sometimes, people have trouble initiating traditional in-person therapy sessions because they find the prospect of face-to-face interaction a little intimidating. Other times, long commutes, physical limitations, or even national emergencies make in-office visits impossible. And with the stress of working long hours, negotiating heavy traffic, and managing irregular schedules, online therapy just makes a lot more sense in some situations.
Teletherapy has been quietly in use for years, but the recent developments with COVID-19 have catapulted its presence into the mainstream. Though it may seem fairly new to some, the US military as well as the VA health care system have been using telehealth programs for over ten years. And with the available technologies and emerging government policies, it will only become more popular.
Understandably, for many people and couples, there is a strong urge to let time heal all wounds. But inaction and willful neglect of your issues can fundamentally change the way you think and feel, leaving blind spots to the triggers of stress and emotional distress. So if problems in your relationship, career, or personal life are becoming too much to bear alone, talking to a counselor online can help you find a new perspective for moving forward.
Online Therapy Offers A Secure, Confidential Alternative To Traditional In-Person Sessions
Working with a therapist online allows you to give voice to your pain discreetly from within the comfort of your own residence. Oftentimes, the amenities of home can facilitate talking about past problems, emotional concerns, or other topics that might otherwise make you feel too vulnerable to discuss. And since you are in total control and can stop the session with the click of a button, online therapy is often less fear-provoking and more honest.
Working online also gives me the ability to meet you wherever you are. Whether you live in a remote location, spend a lot of time on the road, or are separated from family due to work, teletherapy can offer you support and guidance regardless of what stands in your way.
Compared to traditional in-person visits, online sessions are widely regarded as being just as effective for treating a range of mental health concerns and personal challenges. Anxiety, depression, couples problems, and most other issues can be addressed through online counseling—even at a distance. However, if there is deeper underlying pain or trauma at work, some treatment strategies may be better suited for in-person sessions.