Maybe we can’t all relate to Prince Harry’s particular set of pressures and emotional challenges. (That is, unless you’re also in the line of succession to the English throne, you lost your famous mother at a young age, and you’re not sure how much to reveal to Oprah in your big television interview.) But one thing that the Duke of Sussex has tried to show the world is that everyone—no matter how rich or handsome or well-connected—can struggle with mental health issues.
It can be an overwhelmingly positive experience to explore your mental health with a professional clinician, yet counselors have heard roughly a zillion excuses for why people don’t seek the therapy they need. People miss out on great help and positive life changes because:
- The provider’s office or clinic is too far away.
- They don’t have time due to work or kids.
- They feel self-conscious about asking for help navigating difficult issues.
- They don’t want their friends and family to know that they’re seeing a marriage counselor.
- Therapy is too expensive.
- Therapy is inconvenient.
- Therapy is frustrating to schedule.
Fortunately, there is a solution to these challenges: online counseling. The online counselors at Thriveworks in Minneapolis, MN, strive to make therapy comfortable and convenient. Teletherapy doesn’t mean you’re being treated by an AI chatbot. It means you’re being treated by an empathetic, certified professional who can meet you virtually where you are, when it’s most convenient for you.
The Telehealth Revolution: Rewards of Online Counseling
Seeing a therapist virtually makes it easier for both parties to juggle their schedules. If you have a good internet connection, you can engage with a Thriveworks counselor online instead of traveling to their local office or clinic. You and your counselor can easily be in the same place at once as long as you’re both on the internet. Thus finding an appointment time that works for both parties is much easier.
Let’s face it: sometimes we’re more comfortable opening up emotionally in our own homes. Talking from your own couch, surrounded by your own things, can be soothing. And it couldn’t be safer. Online counseling nurtures secure and effective communication. In fact, your personal privacy is assured in two senses when you speak to a counselor virtually: online counseling is HIPAA compliant, and no one will see you walking into a clinic.
That being said, therapy isn’t meant to be a cakewalk, even if it’s online. The tangible and intangible rewards of counseling require you to put in the work. Fortunately, you can do the work at your convenience these days! We do almost everything else on a computer. Why not mental health? Online counseling might make the most sense for your busy, sometimes hectic life in Minneapolis.
Online counseling works in many of the same ways as traditional in-person counseling. Thriveworks providers accept your health insurance. Psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners can prescribe and manage your medications. And all of our professional counselors are accredited and licensed to help you, both via video conversations and in-person. In both scenarios you’re speaking face to face to a person who cares, and who has meaningful insights into what you’re going through.
Thriveworks online counselors are here to answer your questions and help get you moving toward a better life.
Hidden Benefits for Online Counseling Clients
One of the hidden benefits of online counseling is the ability to access a therapist who specializes in your particular struggle. For example, Thriveworks in Minneapolis, MN, has counselors who specialize in helping LGBTQ clients with issues that are unique to them, like the process of coming out and accepting one’s sexuality. Thriveworks also has therapists whose fields of expertise include:
- Eating disorders
- Social anxiety
- Substance abuse issues
- Family relationships
By choosing online counseling, you’re not geographically limiting yourself to counselors in a certain radius. You can find the best Thriveworks therapist to serve your needs in or outside of Minneapolis.
When Can I Start Online Therapy at Thriveworks in Minneapolis?
You can start today by calling Thriveworks and booking your appointment. Many new clients meet with their counselor within 24-48 hours.
And you’ll reach a human, not a voicemail. Some aspects of online counseling can be automated to make your life easier, but when it comes down to it, you’re calling a real human in the office at Thriveworks in Minneapolis to schedule a session, and when you meet with a counselor virtually, you’re speaking to someone—pixelated or not—who is really listening.
Experience the Thriveworks Difference: Schedule Your Counseling Session Today
In addition to offering online therapy, becoming a Thriveworks member includes other added benefits. You get to talk to your provider on the phone or via email between sessions. And you get super flexible 23.5-hour cancellations because we know that scheduling conflicts can arise last-minute. Plus we have over 240 brick and mortar locations where you can visit our therapists in person if you ever wish to go “offline.”
Call our office in Minneapolis, MN, to book your first appointment or schedule yourself using our online booking system. Thriveworks looks forward to meeting you soon!