Imagine if Tony Soprano had been given the option of online counseling with his psychiatrist Dr. Melfi. The Sopranos would have been a very different show! Tony could have spoken to his doctor on his laptop from the back room at the Bada Bing!. They could have held telehealth sessions during Tony’s trips to Italy—which might have kept Tony out of trouble. He wouldn’t have had to worry about his fellow mobsters “catching” him going in or out of the therapy office. And Tony never would have met his doomed fellow patient—and his mistress—Gloria Trillo in Dr. Melfi’s waiting room.
But online counseling didn’t seem to be an option in Tony Soprano’s time. Fortunately, it’s a vital option in ours—and it can be a huge advantage when seeing a mental health provider, especially if your day-to-day life already feels fully booked. When you schedule an online counseling session with Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH, you immediately bypass a lot of the usual excuses to seeking therapy:
- The clinic is too far away
- I can never find a good time in my busy schedule
- I hate waiting rooms
- It’s just too much trouble to see a therapist
- I can’t afford it
- It’s too hard for my family members to all be in the same place at once (in the case of family therapy)
- I feel uncomfortable meeting with someone in-person due to my anxiety
Online sessions at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH, allow you to schedule counseling at your convenience. Thanks to innovations in telehealth, we can work with even the most hectic of schedules. You can even schedule your sessions for evenings or weekends. Medical insurance covers the appointments, same as in-person sessions, and you don’t have to take time out of your day to travel to a clinic. Additionally, the video software that Thriveworks uses is super secure and HIPAA-compliant.
If you’re still reluctant, consider this: Online therapy has been shown to be just as effective as in-person therapy. Consider scheduling an online session at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH today.
Online Counseling and Specialized Treatment Options
When you schedule your counseling session online, you’re not limited geographically to seeing Thriveworks mental health providers within the Cleveland suburbs. You can get matched with the most qualified counselor or psychiatrist who best matches your needs, even if that person is hours away. Thriveworks clients who choose online counseling can focus on a clinician’s specialty or expertise over their location. On their comprehensive online profiles, our top-rated providers might highlight their in-depth training in different fields of mental health, such as:
- Social anxiety
- Substance abuse
- LGBTQ issues
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Mood disorders
- Stress management
It’s never been easier to schedule a session with the right counselor. Our scheduling team will be happy to help you find a mental health provider who is best suited to fulfill your needs.
Online Versus In-Person Counseling
Every client is different, and you may find that you prefer online counseling over in-person counseling, or vice versa, or a blend of both. Online counseling is great for people who have variable routines, or who spend a lot of time traveling for work or pleasure. Even if you go abroad for a month (sounds nice!), you don’t have to miss out on any sessions with your therapist. In-person counseling might keep you engaged a little better if you’re not a computer person, and plus you like the human touch—and the coffee in the waiting room.
The choice is yours. Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH, is here to offer options. In both virtual and in-person counseling sessions, you and your mental health provider can read each other’s nonverbal cues and expressions, which can be extremely important in communication. You’re not just texting back and forth on smart phones. You’re actually talking to each other, live, meaningfully, and responding to each other in real-time.
Discover the Rewards of Online Counseling – Book Your Session at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH Today
To discover the rewards of online counseling, just call the Thriveworks office in Lakewood, OH. You will reach a human, not a voicemail, and you can learn about all our great membership benefits, which include:
- Appointments booked within 24-48 hours
- Super-flexible cancellation policy
- Email and phone access to your provider between sessions
- Free mental health resources like client-only videos and our renowned e-book on depression
Thriveworks can schedule your first appointment with an online therapist in Lakewood, OH, as soon as tomorrow. Just give us a call.