Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and eating disorders are more prevalent than you may realize. For people struggling with these issues, speaking with a mental health professional can help significantly — but they must be able to admit they have a problem first, and then actually do something about it.
While we have made considerable strides in recent years, the stigma surrounding mental health has yet to completely fade away, and this makes it difficult for some people to get the help they need. Some individuals don’t feel comfortable going to a counseling center and being potentially seen or judged by others. Others simply don’t have time in their busy schedules to accommodate commuting back and forth for in-person therapy sessions.
While visiting a therapist in-person in an office used to be the only way you could receive quality counseling, remote therapy services have become more popular in recent years for their accessibility and convenience. Plus, while therapy is completely confidential, some clients feel even safer when they’re speaking to a therapist from the comfort and privacy of their own home.
If you’re going through a difficult time in your life and need someone to talk to, consider scheduling an online therapy appointment. Our licensed counselors are standing by at Thriveworks Counseling in Helotes, TX to offer the support you need.
Online Therapy: What Services Are Available?
For many clients, virtual therapy is just as effective as traditional therapy in an office. The only major difference is the location and the way you access your therapist or counselor. Some clients actually find remote therapy more effective because they have an easier time opening up to their therapist over the phone or on a video chat than they would in-person.
We offer many online therapy services at Thriveworks, including:
- Anger and stress management
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Career counseling and life coaching
- Couples therapy and marriage counseling
- PTSD and trauma therapy
- Family and child therapy
- Depression and anxiety therapy
- Loss and grief counseling
- Career counseling and life coaching
Don’t let mental and emotional disorders stop you from living your life the way you want. Speak to a licensed mental health professional online at Thriveworks Counseling in Helotes, TX.
What To Expect From Online Therapy
When you’re going through a rough time, it can be comforting to have options. We offer both video sessions and phone therapy so you can pick the method that’s right for you.
Therapy via phone calls can increase your mobility since you can use any kind of phone and don’t need a connection or device capable of transmitting video. Many people lack privacy in their own homes or don’t feel comfortable there, and it may be preferable to take a walk, go to a park or sit in your car. You may even have a difficult schedule where you need to squeeze sessions into your lunch break at work, for example. Phone therapy also may be more comfortable if you have difficulty opening up in a face-to-face therapy session.
Video therapy is ideal if you feel you’d benefit from the emotional connection to your therapist that eye contact can bring. While more intimidating for some, for others it helps to build a trusting relationship that will form the basis of your therapy sessions. Many people are accustomed to video chatting already and may feel more comfortable with this method.
No matter what method you choose, you’ll be able to work with your therapist to develop a treatment plan that fits your symptoms and concerns. The basis of many treatment plans is called talk therapy, whereby a client speaks to a therapist about thoughts and emotions to analyze them, assess their impact, and make helpful adjustments. Some of the most common types of therapy include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and exposure therapy.
Other clients benefit from prescribed medication. If this is right for your situation, you’ll be able to access medication management services remotely from one of our licensed psychiatrists.
If you’ve been putting off counseling because you find the idea intimidating or life keeps getting in the way, consider trying online therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Helotes, TX. Our online therapists are standing by to help you regain control of your life.
Schedule an Online Counseling Session at Thriveworks in Helotes, TX
At Thriveworks Counseling, we believe everyone should have easy access to mental health services to improve their lives. That’s why we’re flexible with scheduling, offering weekend and evening time slots as well as same-day and next-day appointments where possible. Plus, our online therapy services make it easier to find a time that works when you’re trying to juggle a busy schedule — or two or three!
We accept insurance and also offer a suite of membership benefits, including:
- Simple apps for scheduling and billing via text message
- Advice from your counselor between sessions
- Community discussion boards
- 24-hour Q&A with a life improvement coach
- Exclusive video content from mental health experts
To experience the benefits of virtual therapy first-hand, get in touch with us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Helotes, TX.