What is Telehealth/Online Counseling in Franklin, MA—Online Counselors

What is Telehealth/Online Counseling in Franklin, MA—Online Counselors

It’s no surprise, but hard times don’t check your schedule before they hit. Trauma, anxiety, stress, depression, a big move, new diagnosis, or relationship issues don’t care if you have work until 8 pm or can’t leave your kids home alone. They don’t care if you travel for work or are snowed in or have finally clicked with a counselor you love right before you move.

Hard times might not care about all these factors, but Thriveworks Franklin certainly does.

Online Counseling—or Telehealth as it is sometimes called—was created back in 1953 on the understanding that life is far from smooth-sailing but that everyone deserves a chance to get help, regardless of their situation. Thriveworks Franklin stands by this value. We offer virtual, online counseling for depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, and much more. If you would like to schedule an online appointment with Thriveworks Franklin, call (617) 360-7210.

What Is Online Counseling?

Online Counseling comes in many different forms. In its simplest form, it is counseling that takes part away from the office. That could mean a FaceTime, Skype, or phone call. Thriveworks Franklin utilizes a HIPAA compliant, private chat room used by medical professionals.

With all the technology nowadays, Telehealth can raise some questions that you have a right to ask. Will the session be taped? Is it more likely to be leaked that I am in counseling? Is hacking a concern? What about social media?

Thriveworks Franklin understands all those concerns, and we have taken the steps to assure online counseling is safe and private. The private chat room we use is safe and always hold to the Client-Counselor relationship laws that protect your information.

Online Counseling is just as safe and effective as meeting in person. And the flexibility it allows you is paramount. You deserve to be able to chase the life you’ve dreamed of. Outside factors shouldn’t dictate whether or not you can do so. That’s why Thriveworks Franklin offers Telehealth counseling- so you don’t have to stop growing and healing.

Why Online Counseling with Thriveworks Franklin?

Online Counseling can meet many of your needs, oftentimes all at once! Some clients use Telehealth as an alternative in case weather or other outside factors prevent us from meeting. Others use it regularly.

Whatever your reason for looking into Online Counseling, a few ways it could positively influence your counseling experience are:

  1. Consistency: Not everyone knows what they’ll be doing at 6 pm on a Tuesday. For people who have to travel for work or who’s work schedule changes frequently, Online Counseling makes it easier to schedule and go to appointments. You can go to them wherever you are!
  2. Weather: We all have experienced inclement weather in New England that can make driving very hazardous. Telehealth provides the option of keeping appointments even if inclement weather prohibits traveling safely.
  3. Stay with a counselor you love: It’s hard to find a counselor who you click with. Especially if you are looking for someone who relates to you on a cultural, spiritual, or other personal level, it can be heartbreaking to leave them! Searching for a new counselor can be exhausting as well. With Online Counseling, you don’t have to cut off the relationship you’ve both worked so hard to form.
  4. Anonymity: Our offices are always nonjudgmental, and our counselors are trained in empathy. However, seeing a counselor face-to-face is still a stressful experience for some. Research has proven that the anonymity of Online Counseling allows clients to open up faster. This of course makes it easier to begin on the healing and growing process! Whether you are looking for help for depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, or anything else, the desire for anonymity is valid, and we are excited to be able to offer this option to you.
  5. Defeating the Social Stigma: Thriveworks Franklin believes wholeheartedly that seeking help is a wise, acceptable action and should be encouraged. Afterall, we all deserve the chance to live a better life. However, our views couldn’t possibly erase all the negative stigma that still surrounds mental health. We understand that the social stigma, especially if held by close friend or family members, can be a barrier when seeking counseling. Online Counseling is a way to go under the radar in your community, and research suggests it is a very useful tool for teenagers and young adults who often have smaller social circles.

These are just a few of the pros online counseling can bring. There are, of course, cons as well. There are mixed results in the research field as to whether online counseling is more effective than face-to-face. You do have the potential to lose important social cues as far as body language and energies when you meet virtually. However, one overarching consensus remains the same: some counseling is better than no counseling.

Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks Franklin

If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, behavioral issues, or relationships, don’t struggle in silence. Online Counseling is here for you so you can connect with an empathetic, understanding counselor and start on the path towards a better life today. Thriveworks Franklin is excited to meet you- virtually or in-person- and begin this journey with you!

So, give us a call at (617) 360-7210 and one of our schedulers will be happy to get you connected with a counselor who fits your needs.

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Insight and Support

★★★★★
I was pleased with the quick and easy access to services through the Thriveworks website. My own HMO had a long process and wait list during these times of Covid. I chose Jane Eagles to work with because I wanted a mature therapist with lots of experience. She was able to tune right into my situation and my goals for the sessions. She raised great questions for me to consider and always took time to reiterate the main takeaways of our time together. I appreciated her wisdom and clarity as well as her sense of humor.
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Opened a New World of Healing

★★★★★
I can't speak any more highly of Thriveworks. Mikkah has truly been such an important person in my life since I started coming to therapy. I was skeptical at first, knowing that "the first therapist you see may not be the right 'fit' for you," but I was lucky enough to have immediately clicked with Mikkah. It took a bit of time for me to really open up and start to dig deep in my own emotion, but Mikkah was so patient and made me feel so comfortable. She truly has helped me identify a lot of different things I was feeling, but couldn't understand why. I originally came to therapy for adult ADD, recommended by my PCP, but I used therapy as a healthy outlet to start talking about things I have experienced that has caused my mental clarity to fog. Mikkah has truly been such a savior in my life and I can't express my gratitude I have for her. She is extremely professional but makes me feel so comfortable talking about literally anything - almost like we've been best friends for years, even though I just met her a few short months ago. I am so happy with how my therapy is going and I always leave a session feeling better than how I went in. Thank you Thriveworks and thank you especially to Mikkah! You are incredible!!
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★★★★★
Greg has made a difference in my life , he’s very understanding of what I’ve be through, makes suggestions to help me deal with my anxiety and depression. We are very blessed , to have him as our counselor, these past few years .
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Dr Jane Eagles

★★★★★
As a close professional colleague for 20 years I have seen Jane Eagles assist many children, adolescents, and families with a variety of life challenges achieve improved health and well being. Dr Jane Eagles is insightful, knowledgable, kind, patient, and helpful. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Jane Eagles

★★★★★
Jane is a highly skilled and experienced clinician who has worked with people of all ages. Combined with her empathy, dedication, and respect for those with whom she works, Jane has proven to be extremely effective in helping others work on and achieve their goals. Her professionalism is undisputed and I recommend Jane without any reservation.
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Jane Eagles

★★★★★
Jane is an experienced, dedicated counselor who has worked with all age groups. Her commitment to whomever she is assisting is exemplary. Her professionalism is of the highest quality; compassion, confidentiality and respect are at the forefront. A wonderful counselor who has my personal and professional admiration.
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Jim Gardner helped me immensely

★★★★★
Jim helped me get through a rough patch in my life. He has a lot of wisdom from his past and his experience as a gay man. I came to him crying everyday and mopey, and by the end I had really seen a huge change in my overall mental health. I was not in the area for very long and he was excellent at making sure I got as much as possible from my limited number of sessions. I would absolutely recommend him to people in their early twenties struggling with their transition into adulthood as well as anyone struggling with general anxiety and depression. jó, én hiányozni fogom!
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Honest & Supportive

★★★★★
Jim Gardner helped me through the darkest time in my life. He was direct & honest while being compassionate and supportive. It’s like talking to a life long friend. I felt like I could talk openly without judgement. So thankful for you Jim!
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Patient

★★☆☆☆
I wanted to chat to ask a question regarding insurance, a simple one I thought. The chat time said 2 minutes I waited longer and no response. A little discouraged now on getting a therapist.
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Comfort

★★★★★
Having the pleasure of working with Ralphi, the first word that comes to my mind is comfort. When I think of Ralphi, my heart smiles. She is a talented and experienced therapist who makes every person that comes through her door feel hopeful. I have observed her in action with her clientele, collaborated with her on family therapy, and admire her immense knowledge of the human condition and difficulties. There is always a hopeful path to take in Ralphi's approach to life. Lucky are the clients who have her as their therapist!
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Reviews

★★★★★
I have been seeing JIM Gardner for quite some time. He is a wonderful counselor who listens and cares. He has been a great help to me with many of my family problems and anxiety.
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Todd Letitia is a great clinician!

★★★★★
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Letitia for over 10 years. He is a skilled clinician and offers his patients support and encouragement. He is a dedicated professional who has many years of experience in the field.
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Todd

★★★★★
I've had the pleasure of having Todd as a clinical supervisor and he was great!! He's very knowledgeable, insightful and most importantly he loves what he does. He has always been professional and ethical. Wonderful person to work with.
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Todd Letitia

★★★★★
I found Todd to be empathetic, understanding and receptive. He creates an environment where you can confide in someone without the fear of being judged.
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Todd Letitia

★★★★★
Todd Letitia is an amazing clinician. He is extremely easy to talk to and makes you feel welcomed from day one.
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Dr. Greg Handel

★★★★★
I have experienced Dr. Greg Handel to be a uniquely empathic and sensitive psychologist who brings clarity and hope for the challenges we face in our life journeys. The warmth and confidence that he exemplifies in his interactions distinguish him as a remarkable mental health clinician. All of these positive attributes contribute to the inspiration that allows one to believe that facing challenges and changes is doable. I may not like the thought of changes, but I can see them as less intimidating when reminded of my own strengths and capabilities. Dr. Handel reminds me that although I may need to sharpen them from time to time, I own these tools for success and joy in my life.
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Dr. Gregory Handel

★★★★★
Dr. Gregory Handel exemplifies the dignity and insight into human behavior that is required to provide caring and lasting help for others. His ability to listen and respond, to disstill often complex problems, and to offer a way forward is a welcome and refreshing approach. It can seem daunting today in our fast paced world to cut through the noise and listen to ourselves and our family and friends. Dr. Handel is someone I trust and I've always appreciated the feedback and support he provides.
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Dr. Handel – Exceptional Character

★★★★★
Dr. Gregory Handel is not only an exceptional psychologist but is an exceptional human being as well. Always going above and beyond to provide support, care, and love for those in need. This man exemplifies all the right qualities of a counselor, he is patient, listens intently, and is honest, always. No matter what struggle or conflict you may have endure or are enduring, Dr. Greg Handel will always do everything in his power to help you through it. Filled with compassion, empathy, and wisdom, there is no one in the therapeutic industry better qualified.
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