Ginny suffered from panic attacks, super scary episodes where she felt like she couldn’t catch her breath and became convinced that she was going to die. Sometimes she had to lie down on her kitchen floor in order to calm herself. Other times she felt like she should go to the emergency room because she must be having a heart attack.
Ginny knew that she needed to see a therapist to get her symptoms of anxiety and panic disorder under control, but she lived far away from any mental health clinics. Plus, Ginny wondered if weekly appointments would be enough to help her. She couldn’t predict when she was going to start feeling anxious, and at least at the beginning of her recovery from anxiety it would be helpful to know that she could make last-minute appointments with a therapist. But she didn’t think that’s how therapy worked. And furthermore, how could she just leave work to drive into town for a sudden appointment?
Ginny could benefit from the top-rated services of a fully licensed online mental health provider at Thriveworks in Davenport, IA. The online therapists at Thriveworks deliver the same level of quality care during their virtual appointments as they do in-person. And Thriveworks online counselors accept most medical insurance.
Arguments in Favor of Seeing a Psychotherapist Online
Some people might be hesitant to book an online appointment with a counselor because telehealth sessions are relatively new in the field of psychology. But so far, all the peer-reviewed research studies have shown that online counseling can be just as effective as in-person counseling, and it has additional benefits as well. For example, online therapy can offer clients the following:
- More access to the mental health services they deserve
- Enhanced communication between therapists and clients
- Support to clients who are homebound or live in rural areas
- Happiness (online clients report a high degree of satisfaction)
- Anonymity (no one has to see you walking into a therapy office or clinic)
- Reduced stigma
- Border-crossing convenience (you can meet with your therapist even if you’re out of the country)
- Immediate access
- Scheduling flexibility (you can even meet on evenings and weekends)
- Increased comfort levels (you can do it from familiar surroundings at home)
- Greater ease of scheduling multiple people for couples or family therapy
The benefits of online counseling accrue not only to therapy clients at Thriveworks in Davenport, IA, but also to counselors who sometimes feel that online therapy offers a more intimate window into their clients’ private worlds. This insight can help them give clients the support they need.
What Can an Online Counselor Treat?
An online counselor at Thriveworks in Davenport, IA can treat a broad range of mental health conditions, behavioral disorders, and concerning symptoms. But you don’t have to be in crisis or acute distress to schedule an appointment with an online counselor. Sometimes people just need someone to talk to, someone who will listen empathetically, who isn’t a close friend or family member. Online counselors at Thriveworks in Davenport, IA can help clients with any of the following issues:
- Depression (both major and mild)
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Panic disorders
- Substance abuse
- Addiction to sex or gambling
- Marital conflicts
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Phobias like agoraphobia
- Attention disorders like attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Childrens’ mental health concerns
- Stress and burnout
- Bipolar I (manic depression) and bipolar II disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Sleeping difficulties
Can I Meet with a Thriveworks Psychiatrist Online?
The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Davenport, IA can meet with you online to discuss your therapy goals, give comprehensive evaluations, diagnose mental disorders, prescribe medications, manage medications, manage symptoms, provide psychotherapy, and more. Our psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Davenport, IA use the latest in secure telehealth technology to ensure client privacy. These psychiatry sessions are usually covered by health insurance. If you’re not sure if Thriveworks will accept your medical insurance, we can help you figure it out when you call.
Start Your Relationship with an Online Counselor at Thriveworks in Davenport, IA
When you call our office today, you can start your relationship with an exceptional online counselor at Thriveworks in Davenport, IA as early as tomorrow. Most of our appointments take place within 24-48 hours of your call. When you book an online session with one of the top-rated, licensed counselors at Thriveworks, you get email and phone access to that provider between virtual appointments.
Enrollment at Thriveworks also includes added benefits like our Ask-a-Coach 24hr Q&A service, where a licensed therapist answers questions and offers life advice around the clock to Thriveworks clients. Clients also receive educational materials like our renowned e-book on depression and our exclusive videos.
Join the compassionate family at Thriveworks today and get the convenient, affordable mental health care that you deserve.