With Thriveworks, Online therapy is an effective alternative to in-person therapy services in which a client can speak to a Thriveworks therapist remotely via online video conferencing. Online sessions are just as effective as in-person treatment, but they can also provide added benefits like reduced travel time, saving money on transportation or childcare, and increased access to care.
Online therapy works much like traditional in-person therapy but takes place through secure video conferencing. Clients can attend Online therapy from any safe place they choose that has access to the internet, whether that be their home or another easily accessible place. Like in-person treatment, a therapist will work with their client to address their concerns, create goals, and establish an effective treatment plan.
Many people are finding that online counseling is the convenient option. Rather than having to leave the house and commute to your appointment, you can simply hop on the phone or video chat to attend your appointment. Not to mention that online counseling is the safe, secure option during special circumstances when staying at home whenever possible is vital.
If you are interested in counseling, but you can’t or don’t want to go to another office for another appointment, consider giving online counseling a try. Thriveworks Buffalo, NY offers online counseling and can get you scheduled with an appointment right away. You’ll get to choose between phone counseling and video counseling, both of which are easy and do not require you to have advanced technological skills (as some worry). We’re here to help and support you.
How Does Online Counseling Work?
As we touched on briefly above, you get to choose whether you want to work with your counselor over the phone or on video chat. Either way, you are not required or expected to have advanced technological skills. All you need is access to a phone or computer and service or internet! If you can check those off your list, you’re all ready to start online counseling.
Many people struggle to find the time to drive to and then attend yet another appointment. For this reason, online counseling proves to be a great option for many people. If you decide to pursue online counseling, here’s how it’ll work based on which option you choose:
- Video counseling: If you choose to work with your counselor in a video chat, they’ll simply send you a link to a video chat room (in advance), which you will navigate to at the time of your scheduled appointment. If you enjoy or like the idea of face-to-face interactions with your counselor, video counseling might be the superior counseling option for you.
- Phone counseling: If you’re looking for the absolutely most convenient and comfortable option, phone counseling might be the superior online counseling option for you. You can truly attend your phone counseling session from anywhere you choose. And you don’t have to worry about seeing your counselor which means you can stay in your pajamas without fear of judgment—you might also feel more comfortable opening up to your counselor because that face-to-face element is not there.
It might take some experimentation to figure out which type of counseling is right for you. That’s okay! We’re happy to help you test out your options and find the best fit for you.
What Benefits Will I Find in Online Counseling?
We’ve focused on a few main benefits thus far, including convenience and comfort. Again, working with a counselor online means you don’t have to leave your house. You can forget about the commute, the extra time spent on the road—just relax, and answer your counselor’s call or jump into your video session at the time of your appointment.
In addition to convenience and comfort, online counseling is a safe option during unprecedented times that suggest or require us to stay home. It also removes external factors from the equation like bad weather, poor road conditions, and other unpredictable. This means that you don’t have to worry about having to cancel or reschedule your appointment due to those elements just mentioned.
Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks Buffalo, NY
Do online counseling benefits sound like something you could get used to? We think so too. We’re happy to meet with you and get to work as soon as you’re ready too. Our licensed, caring counselors can help with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, loneliness, and much more. To get the help and support that you need, all you have to do is reach out. We so look forward to meeting you.