Samantha has always loved the internet. She spent nights in middle school exploring obscure websites, learning how to code, and messaging her friends online. At 28, she’s a computer programmer and can travel almost anywhere while she works. So far, she’s visited Shanghai, Paris, and Berlin.
She also attends therapy for depression every week. Her sessions used to be at a counseling center in her hometown but going to in-person therapy meant delaying highly anticipated trips. When she voiced this concern to her psychologist, he suggested they try meeting over video chat.
Now Samantha accesses her appointments on the go while still enjoying the face-to-face nature of traditional therapy. Her mental health care, work obligations, and travel schedule don’t conflict with each other any longer.
If you’re interested in the added convenience and accessibility of virtual care, online counseling can help, just as it did for Samantha. You can gain a new understanding of your overall health, coping strategies for trauma or anxiety, and advice for personal growth.
At Thriveworks Counseling in College Station, TX, online therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and psychologists are available to support you through your mental health struggles. Call our team or use our online booking tool to schedule your first session today.
The Types of Therapy and Counseling Accessible Online
Online therapy, life coaching, and counseling are incredibly similar to their in-person counterparts. Clients receive the same level of care, compassion, and dedication from a licensed therapist or counselor without needing to commute to an office.
Many types of therapy and counseling can be conducted online. At Thriveworks, a licensed mental health professional can offer:
- Marriage counseling and couples therapy
- Depression therapy and anxiety therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Family therapy and child therapy
- LGBTQ+ therapy
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD) therapy
- Group therapy or counseling
- PTSD counseling and trauma therapy
- Anger and stress management
- Life coaching and career counseling
- Grief and loss counseling
People seek out a mental health professional for various reasons. A couple could need help dividing household responsibilities fairly, a family might be struggling to process a collective loss, and an individual may suspect they’re exhibiting symptoms of a serious mental health concern. Asking for help to address these kinds of situations is a sign of strength. It can also be the first step towards a healthier and more fulfilling future.
The Benefits of Attending Online Therapy or Counseling
Before we get into the advantages of online therapy or counseling, let’s talk about how it works. There are two ways to speak with an online provider at Thriveworks:
- Phone calls: At the time of your appointment, your provider will call the number you provided. All you need to do is find a quiet location and pick up the phone.
- Video chat: Shortly before your appointment, you’ll receive a link to a video chat room. When it’s time, follow the link to be admitted to a virtual space and start talking to your therapist or counselor.
Some prefer phone calls because they take the pressure off meeting a new person or appearing a certain way during therapy. Others like to use video chat to preserve the feeling of traditional therapy, where you work with a licensed counselor face-to-face. No matter what you choose, virtual sessions provide the same benefits as traditional, in-person sessions with added convenience.
Using either method, remote sessions have a number of benefits. First, there’s no need to travel to a session, saving on travel time and costs. In other cases, a single parent can access sessions without searching for a babysitter first, a teen with mobility issues can remain in the comfort of their own home, and an athlete who likes to walk as they talk can do so without being confined to an office building.
Schedule Virtual Therapy or Counseling in College Station, TX
Online counseling methods make getting care more accessible than ever. If you’ve been thinking about teletherapy, consider working with a licensed mental health professional from Thriveworks Counseling in College Station, TX.
At Thriveworks, we offer appointments every day of the week. In addition to regular business hours, there are time slots available on the weekends and during weekday evenings. New clients receive appointments when they call and can often speak to a provider within one to two days of reaching out. If something unexpected comes up, you can also cancel or reschedule appointments with up to 23.5 hours’ notice. Our providers accept many different health insurance plans. Plus, there’s text message assistance for booking and billing services.
Other perks of joining Thriveworks include:
- Access to your provider between sessions using text or email
- A 24-hour “Dear Abby” style Q+A service with a life coach
- Exclusive video content from leaders in the counseling field
- A free e-copy of our book “Leaving Depression Behind”
Get started today by calling or using our online booking tool to schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in College Station, TX.