Your mental health is a crucial part of living your best life. It impacts every other part of your life –– your job, your relationships, and your self-image. If you’re struggling with a mental health issue, you know how difficult it can be. Speaking with a therapist or counselor can help you find more balance and calm in your life. Unfortunately, scheduling an appointment can sometimes be difficult.
There are a lot of people who want to talk to a mental health professional but other things in their lives keep them away. Things like:
- A busy schedule: Between work, family obligations, and a social life, how can anyone find time for mental health support?
- Office location: If the closest mental health provider is 45 minutes away, how can you make the time to travel there?
- Nerves: You might be nervous about speaking with a provider in person.
Thankfully, there’s a solution for these types of problems: online therapy. Our licensed counselors and therapists work with clients remotely with the same quality of care they provide clients in a face-to-face office setting. Also known as online counseling, online therapy gives you the chance to get professional care from the comfort of your home.
Working with a licensed mental health professional can help you reach your goals and find a sense of mental peace. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, call us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Chicago, IL.
Is Online Therapy Right for Me?
Online therapists work with clients on a wide variety of mental health issues. Most types of traditional therapy are offered online too, including:
- Depression and anxiety therapy
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) therapy
- Couples counseling
- Career counseling
- LGBTQ+ counseling
- Child development counseling
- Adolescent or teen therapy
- Anger management
- Grief or loss counseling
- Exposure therapy
- Addiction and substance abuse counseling
- Group counseling
- Eating disorder therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Most therapy sessions are talk-based so they easily translate to a remote environment. In fact, many of our clients prefer online therapy over in-person therapy because it helps them fit mental health care into their busy schedules.
Do you want support with a mental health issue? Consider reaching out to us at Thriveworks Counseling in Chicago, IL. Our team of highly trained professionals can help you get the support you’re looking for.
Why Should I Start Online Therapy?
Online therapy is very similar to face-to-face therapy –– the biggest difference is that it takes place online. The rest of the therapeutic process mostly follows the same format you could expect in an office environment.
To start, you’ll meet your therapist or counselor to discuss your mental health symptoms and any goals you have for your treatment. Then they’ll develop a unique treatment plan with your needs in mind. Over the course of future sessions, you’ll learn more about your symptoms and how to manage them. You may develop stress-reduction habits, learn ways to reframe harmful thought patterns, and identify ways to improve your relationships.
When setting up an online therapy or counseling appointment, you have two options: sessions over the phone or through a video chat. If you prefer phone calls, you’ll receive a call from your provider when your session is set to start. If you’d rather meet over video chat, you’ll receive a link to the meeting room before your appointment. Just click the link to join the session –– it’s that simple.
Many of our clients love online therapy over traditional therapy because it helps them be more comfortable throughout the entire process. You have complete control over where each session takes place, so you can choose a space that’s comfortable for you. Maybe that’s in your bed, outside on a nice day, or next to the fireplace –– whatever you’d prefer.
Being comfortable throughout your sessions is very important because most therapy is based around an honest dialogue with your provider. If you’re feeling comfortable and open, you’re more likely to make progress.
Do you want to try online counseling? Give us a call today at Thriveworks Counseling in Chicago, IL. We can get you set up with a mental health provider.
Online Counselors and Therapists Available at Thriveworks in Chicago, IL
Do you want to see a therapist or counselor but feel like life keeps getting in the way? With online therapy, scheduling a session with a licensed professional has never been easier. We also offer evening and weekend sessions to help you find a convenient time for mental health care. You can also get started quickly –– many of our new clients can often meet with a provider within 24-48 hours.
We want to make sure mental health services can fit into your life, so we provide more than just convenient online appointments. We also accept many major health insurance plans, so care might be more convenient than you think.
Working with an online therapist can put you on the path to a better state of mind. Contact us at Thriveworks Counseling in Chicago, IL to schedule your first appointment.