When we struggle physically, it’s often apparent. We can’t easily hide a broken arm or symptoms of the flu, and we aren’t expected to. However, when we struggle mentally or emotionally, it isn’t as dramatic; as a result, people do often hide these struggles to the best of their ability.
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say, ‘My tooth is aching,’ than to say, ‘My heart is broken.’” –C.S. Lewis
It’s time to open up about our mental health struggles. If you are struggling mentally or emotionally, consider working with a counselor at Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling. Our providers have a unique set of skills that allow them to help their clients with a wide range of challenges, in either in-person or online counseling.
Online counseling proves to be the solution to many people’s reservations about counseling. It allows you to work with a counselor safely and conveniently from home. To schedule an online counseling session at Thriveworks Baltimore Counseling, just give our office a call.
Telephone Counseling Vs. Video Counseling
There are a variety of approaches to online counseling, but here at Thriveworks Baltimore, our online counselors can offer two main options: telephone counseling and video counseling. You might find that both are valuable. Some people, though, develop a preference or have a preference from the very beginning. It often comes down to whether or not you want that face-to-face interaction.
In video counseling, even though you aren’t working with your counselor in-person, you do still get that face-to-face time. Some people prefer this and even find it essential to making progress in counseling. Others, though, find the opposite to be true, in that they feel more comfortable opening up over the phone because there isn’t that face-to-face time. The online counseling at Thriveworks Baltimore are happy to help you either way. Feel free to try one or the other and then make a change if you find that the first option you’ve tried doesn’t work for you!
That said, we think that you’ll find online counseling beneficial, regardless of whether you choose to explore telephone counseling or video counseling. We’ll delve into the benefits of online counseling below.
What Are the Perks of Online Counseling?
If you’re debating between in-person and online counseling, you’re probably wondering why you should choose online counseling. While this decision comes down to personal preferences, we think it’s worth considering the perks of online counseling. These include:
- It’s convenient and comfortable
- It’s often more reliable (in more ways than one)
- It comes with flexible scheduling options
- It’s affordable
The first perk is obvious: Online counseling means you can work with your counselor or therapist from wherever you deem convenient and comfortable. Now, the second online counseling perk is not as obvious. What we mean by more reliable is that in online counseling you don’t have to worry about having to cancel or reschedule your appointment due to traffic (which you can’t control) or bad weather (which again, you can’t control). As long as you have your telephone, computer, or another device ready to go and reliable service or internet connection, you’re all set.
Additionally, schedule an online counseling session often means having more flexible scheduling options. Finally, it’s affordable, as many insurances now cover online counseling by phone and often video, too.
Work with a Thriveworks Baltimore Online Counselor Over the Phone or Video
Long story short, online counseling is a great counseling option for many. Not only is it a convenient approach, but it offers greater flexibility and also eliminates external factors that many people just don’t want to deal with, such as a long commute time or traffic. With online counseling at Thriveworks Baltimore, you simply commit to a day and time, and then answer your counselor’s call or attend your videoconference. It’s as simple as that.
Are you ready to dive in and start working with an online counselor? We’re happy to hear it! All you have to do is call our office. Our scheduling team will help you get scheduled with telephone counseling or video counseling, whichever you prefer. In addition, they will ensure that you meet with a counselor who is uniquely qualified to help you. If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, we’re ready to meet with you. We look forward to your call!