Have you ever been a member of a sports team? Have you ever sought advice or support from a friend? Have you ever seen a doctor for a sickness, an injury, or another concern? Surely, you’ve answered yes to at least one (and likely two) of the above—which means you’ve received help or guidance in one form or another. And you likely reaped the benefits of doing so, whether you improved your football or volleyball skills; you found comfort in your loved one’s advice or support; or you were given a diagnosis and treatment.
The takeaway is this: It’s okay and normal to ask for help in many different areas of life. This includes your mental health and wellbeing. Mental health professionals like counselors and therapists can offer this mental health help, support, and assistance. Keep in mind that there is nothing to be ashamed of, if you do decide to reach out for this kind of help. You don’t experience shame when you’re getting coached, talking to a friend or family member, or explaining how you’re feeling to a doctor, right? In much the same way, you shouldn’t feel ashamed of talking to a mental health professional.
Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step. –Mariska Hargitay
Counseling is multibeneficial. It can help people with a vast amount of challenges that are difficult or nearly impossible to manage on our own. If you’re interested in how counseling might help you, consider reaching out to Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling. We have online counseling options including phone and video therapy. Many people find that online counseling is the more convenient option, one that fits nicely into their current schedule or lifestyle. If you’d like to explore this type of counseling for yourself, just contact Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling today. We’ll help you right away.
How Can an Online Counselor Help Me?
Consider all of the reasons you might pay your doctor a visit: you feel sick, you think that you might have broken or fractured a bone, you have a deep cut, you want to talk about your medication, you suspect you have an eye infection. The reasons are many. This goes for mental health counseling, too. There is an endless list of reasons to talk to or consult a counselor, including:
- You feel depressed, anxious, or you’re experiencing symptoms of another mental illness
- Your marriage is struggling along and could use a marriage counselor’s help
- You’re feeling extra stressed lately and struggling to balance every area of your life
- You and your family members can’t find a way out of a disagreement
- You’re just not that happy or fulfilled; something is missing or needs to change
Counselors, therapists, psychologists, life coaches. All of these mental health professionals can prove helpful in the above situations. They can also prove helpful in other scenarios, too. Keep in mind that there is no shame in counseling. Your feelings and emotions are valid. And reaching out for help is courageous.
Here at Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling, our team provides clients with a supportive space free of judgment for working through one’s problems. Our mental health professionals are uniquely qualified to help in the variety of situations that one might be in. Contact us today to schedule an online counseling session now.
Benefits of Online Counseling: Should I Work with an Online Therapist?
Counseling is an effective, valuable mental health service, whether you decide to go with in-person or online counseling. That said, online therapy does often come with unique benefits that you might not find in traditional therapy. Consider:
- More convenience
- Greater comfort
Online counseling is definitely a convenient option, as you can attend your session from wherever you please. You just need to have access to your device (be it a phone, computer, iPad, etc.) and the ability to connect with your provider via phone or video. In addition, online counseling often offers greater comfort. People feel both physically and emotionally comfortable in their own home, which improves their experience in counseling. On top of that, online counseling offers more flexibility and reliability. You’ll likely have many scheduling options to choose from and you won’t have to worry about external factors like traffic or poor weather conditions.
Begin Online Counseling Today at Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling
Thriveworks New Jersey Counseling can set you up with an online counselor as soon as today. Our new clients often meet with their counselor within 24-48 hours of scheduling their session. If you’re ready to get started with online counseling, so are we. Just call our office.