Sometimes, we feel like complete failures: We’re overwhelmed by stress at work and feel like a failure; we forget about our significant other’s birthday and feel like a failure; we exhibit symptoms of depression, despite our best ability to stay happy, and feel like a failure. We could go on and on, but the general gist is that we’re too hard on ourselves. It’s normal to struggle mentally and emotionally, despite our best efforts. It’s time to normalize not being okay and reaching out for help when we need it.
“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” –B.F. Skinner
If you are struggling and acknowledge that you could benefit from working with a professional, experienced third party with mental health expertise, consider working with a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks —either in-person or online! Online counseling is here to help those who are looking for a more convenient option. To schedule your online counseling appointment at Thriveworks in Greensboro, give us a call. Or, keep reading to learn more.
What Is Online Counseling? What Are My Options?
The definition of online counseling is pretty self-explanatory: instead of attending counseling in-office, you get to meet with your counselor via virtual means. This might mean talking to your counselor on the phone for 90 minutes every other week, meeting with them in a video session for 60 minutes every Monday, or emailing with them back and forth every now and then. As with in-person counseling, the specifics can vary from person to person. The major takeaway here, though, is that in online counseling you can attend your sessions right from home.
Here at Thriveworks in Greensboro, we offer two main forms of online counseling: telephone counseling and video counseling. Both involve setting a day and time to meet with your counselor, whether that’s over the phone or on a video call. The major difference between the two is that in telephone counseling, that face-to-face factor is eliminated. Therefore, if that face-to-face time with your counselor is important, video counseling might be the right option for you. Regardless of which you choose, our online counselors will be happy to meet with you and to help you overcome the challenges that are prevalent in your life.
How Is Online Counseling Beneficial?
If you are between in-person and online counseling, unsure which option is right for you, know that this decision varies greatly from person to person. That said, you should make yourself aware of the online counseling benefits that you might not experience in in-person counseling. These include
- Convenience and comfort
- Greater reliability
- Flexible scheduling
Obviously, many people find online counseling to be more convenient and comfortable than in-person counseling. Why? Because they get to attend from the convenience and comfort of home or wherever else they prefer! Additionally, online counseling often offers greater reliability, meaning that you don’t have to worry about having to call in to reschedule or cancel your appointment due to unforeseeable events such as standstill traffic. Also, clients often have many scheduling options when it comes to online counseling.
Long story short, there are benefits that you might find in online counseling that you don’t get to enjoy in in-person counseling. That said, both in-person and online counseling are valuable services and have proven to help people work through challenging probems. So, in our opinion, you can’t go wrong with either.
Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC
In summary, online counseling might be the solution that you’ve been looking for. Not only is online counseling a convenient approach to counseling, but it often comes with flexible scheduling options and greater reliability. For example, you don’t have to worry about sitting hour-long traffic or debate rescheduling your appointment due to bad weather. You need only make sure you have access to a phone, computer, or another device, and reliable phone service or internet connection.
Do you feel ready to start working with a counselor? We couldn’t be happier! If you decide to work with one of our online counselors, know that you will receive dedicated care from a provider with the right skills and experience to help you. Now, to schedule your first appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, simply call our office. Our scheduling specialists will be here, ready to get you all set up.