The Internet has created countless opportunities to do anything from buying a car to experiencing virtual reality. We shop online, go to school online, work online, game online, date online, and even seek medical treatment online. It’s increasingly more common for us to look for opportunities to get help or complete a task online instead of in-person. That’s why online counseling has become the natural choice for so many people seeking mental health support today.
What is Online Counseling?
Online counseling is commonly viewed as any therapy that is delivered by a form of telecommunication. Traditionally, online counseling has been performed via a HIPAA compliant platform that allows the online counselor to interact in real-time, two-way communication by both audio and video. Online counseling can also be provided by telephone. Today, with the spread of the coronavirus in South Carolina, as well as in other parts of the country, online counseling can be performed by telephone, and is covered by many insurance plans, too. (803) 477-3736
Benefits of Online Counseling
Online counseling provides the same level of mental health support that clients find in traditional in-person therapy. Online counselors are bound by the same ethics and practice standards as traditional in-person therapists. When you meet with an online therapist, you’ll find that your therapist actively listens and is fully engaged in thought with you. In fact, many people have found it easier to talk with an online therapist. Online counseling can be done from the privacy of your home or office, so you can pick the environment that feels most comfortable to you. Plus, there’s no traffic to fight, no parking challenges, no rushing to make it to your appointment on time.
What Does Online Counseling Treat?
Online counseling is a proven method of therapy for treating many types of concerns. In many cases, the question is not if online counseling can be effective in meeting your needs, it’s more of a personal preference. Many people have chosen online counseling for its convenience, practicality, and comfort, Plus, Thriveworks Online Counseling in Columbia, SC offers clients the option to do both. For instance, clients who typically come to the office for therapy find online counseling to be helpful in staying connected with their therapist when they travel for work, are home with a sick child, or need to check in during the holidays.
Thriveworks Columbia Online Counseling offers the following treatment:
- Online therapy for individuals with depression
- Anxiety therapy online
- Online stress management counseling
- Online marriage counseling
- Relationship counseling online
- Online therapy for trauma or PTSD
- …and much more
Is Online Counseling Affordable?
You may have wondered, “Is online counseling affordable?” That’s a great question and the answer is “yes!” Online counseling more affordable today than ever before. Many insurance plans cover telehealth for mental health counseling. Today, in response the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many insurance companies have approved online counseling for mental health, and some have even waived patient copays, making online counseling affordable and more convenient than ever before.
Thriveworks Columbia Online Counseling is here to help. We offer a variety of appointment times, including day and evening hours, as well as appointments on weekends. We accept most major insurance plans, too. When you call to schedule your first appointment, we’ll collect your insurance information to let you know exactly how much your online counseling will cost. Our online counselors are fully licensed professional counselors and have extensive experience providing both in-person and online counseling.
You deserve to live a happier and more successful life and Columbia online counseling can help you do just that. Our online counselors in Columbia will partner with you and provide the support you need to overcome past hurts, set new goals, and mend relationships. You can thrive, and we can help.
Call Thriveworks Columbia Online Counseling to get started today! (803) 477-3736