There’s no avoiding or denying all of the challenges that we face throughout our lifetime. One challenge, for example, might be navigating unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances like global pandemic. This might leave you feeling scared and anxious—and due to your staying at home, you might feel lonely and sad too. Fortunately, there’s always help available to you. A counselor can help you manage these difficult feelings and defeat every other challenge you might encounter in your lifetime. Even a global pandemic does not stop their work.
If you’re struggling right now and you think you could benefit from working with an online counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Media, PA online counseling. We have counselors, therapists, and psychologists who would be happy to work with you over the phone or video chat—whichever you prefer. Either way, it’s simple and you will be empowered to make progress in therapy. To schedule your first appointment, just call (610) 808-9923. We’re here and ready to get started when you are.
What Exactly Is Online Therapy?
Online counseling, which is sometimes referred to as cyber counseling, teletherapy, and e-counseling, is simply working with a mental health professional online. Simple, right? At Thriveworks Media, PA you get to choose between telephone counseling and video counseling. With the former option, you’ll simply answer your counselor or therapist’s call at the start of your appointment. With the latter, you’ll simply click the video link provided to you.
Depending on which route you choose, you can still work with your counselor face-to-face—just via a different medium! If the face-to-face aspect isn’t important to you, though, or maybe you’d prefer NOT to have face-to-face interaction with your counselor, phone counseling proves to be a great option, too. Now, many people think that online counseling is a new service, when in fact, it’s been around for years! Online counseling originated as mental health hotlines and online support groups. Today, it includes work with a licensed, professional counselor.
How Can Online Counseling Benefit Me?
If you’re worried about whether online counseling is a legitimate, effective service, don’t be. Research shows that online counseling is an effective counseling option and proves beneficial to many people who are battling a number of challenges. Further, in certain instances, online counseling proves even more beneficial than in-person counseling! This might prove to be the case for someone who struggles to open up in person, but feels empowered and comfortable doing so over the phone or video chat.
Now, many people decide to try online counseling, due to the following benefits:
- It’s convenient and comfortable: Online counseling is undeniably convenient. If you could just attend all of your appointments without leaving the house, wouldn’t you? You can cut out the commute and other inconveniences like bad traffic and poor weather. Additionally, online counseling is a comfortable option too. You can truly attend your session from your bed or couch if you’d like to! And if you choose phone counseling, you have even more mobility.
- It’s safe and secure: If your current circumstances require you to stay home right now whenever possible, online counseling allows you to still work with a counselor. You don’t have to sacrifice counseling to take care of your physical health. Take care of your physical and mental health by choosing to attend counseling sessions online.
- It’s affordable: Online counseling is also affordable. Gone are the days when insurance didn’t pay for online counseling services. Today, the majority of insurance companies cover video counseling and many are starting to cover phone counseling too. In addition, we have affordable self-pay options here at Thriveworks Media, PA.
Do any of these benefits pique your interest? If so, consider scheduling an online session today. We’re ready to get to work. Just let us know when you want to get started!
Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks Media, PA
Thriveworks Media counselors, therapists, and psychologists are ready to meet with you over video or telephone. Getting started with online counseling is easy—you don’t have to feel intimidated by technology. Give it a try. Just call Thriveworks Media, PA at (610) 808-9923.