Linda is always busy. As the primary caretaker of her aging parents and the president of her neighborhood association, she rarely has time for herself. Even though she retired from work a few years ago, she finds her schedule just as packed as when she worked full time.
The constant errands and responsibilities are starting to catch up with her. As a result, she’s become disorganized, exhausted, and unmotivated. She wants to speak to a professional about restructuring her life, but she doesn’t have the time to drive to an office.
After one of her neighborhood association meetings, a friend pulls her aside and comments on how exhausted Linda seems. Her friend suggests she tries online therapy, and Linda decides to schedule an appointment with a life coach over the phone. They discuss the challenges Linda has been facing lately. By the end of the call, Linda is convinced she’s made the right choice.
So many people avoid mental health care because they don’t have an office nearby, think they don’t have the time, or they’re nervous about speaking with a therapist in a face-to-face setting. Online counseling, also known as online therapy, involves meeting with a counselor, therapist, life coach, or another mental health professional virtually. This can help people with busy schedules or anyone nervous about starting mental health care.
We want you to know that support is available even if you can’t make it into an office. Our virtual providers at Thriveworks in Logan, UT, will listen to your concerns and offer you the expert care you need. Call our office today to get started.
What Challenges Can Be Addressed Virtually?
You can do so many things online, so it isn’t surprising to learn that online mental health services are part of this growing list. People choose to speak virtually with a provider for any number of reasons. Many people pursue virtual counseling to address:
- Grief and loss
- Body image and self-esteem
- Eating disorders
- Child-rearing concerns and behavioral problems
- Anxiety and depression
- Couples therapy
- Addiction and substance abuse
- Anger and stress management
- Communication issues
- Blended families
- LGBTQ+ issues
- Career burnout
This list is just a snapshot of the reasons people choose to speak to a mental health professional. Consider scheduling a session with one of our providers at Thriveworks in Logan, UT, if any of the above challenges resonate with you or if you have a different challenge you’d like to address.
Can Online Mental Health Care Help Me?
Between eight-hour workdays, dinner, laundry, and other commitments, it can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. But, even though our days can be full, it’s important to take stock of our mental health throughout the week. Therapy and counseling can be a dedicated time and space for you to work through the issues in your life.
Below are three of the primary benefits of meeting with a provider virtually:
- Hassle-free scheduling: Finding time for a session can be easier if you don’t have to worry about driving to an office.
- Added comfort: For some people, the thought of talking to a professional in person is scary. Online appointments let you work with a provider from wherever you’re most comfortable, whether that’s your kitchen table, bedroom, or office.
- Added accessibility: Some people can’t make it to a provider’s office, whether that’s due to a mobility issue, lack of transportation, or if there isn’t an office near their house. Online therapy and counseling help people access care.
There are two ways you can talk to your provider — over phone calls or video chats. If you choose to speak with your provider over the phone, you’ll receive a call at your scheduled appointment time. If you choose to use video chats, you’ll receive a secure link via email. Then, when it’s time for your session to begin, simply click on the link to meet with your mental health professional.
Working with a professional can provide relief for your mental health. They’ll help you manage any symptoms you’re experiencing and find a healthier path forward.
Schedule an Appointment With a Virtual Provider at Thriveworks in Logan, UT
If you want to work with one of our online professionals, you’ll receive the same standard of care that you’d get from face-to-face therapy or counseling. Call our office today to schedule your first appointment with a licensed mental health professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Logan, UT.
Our therapists and counselors offer evening and weekend sessions for their clients. We also offer a flexible cancellation policy. Simply contact us up to 23.5 hours before your session is set to start and we’ll help you find a better time.
You’ll speak to a real person when you call, and we won’t put you on a waitlist. Many of our new clients can get started quickly — some clients can meet with a professional within just a day or two after calling.
Our scheduling team can answer any of your questions and help you schedule your first session with one of our licensed professionals. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Logan, UT to get started.