We must work constantly toward living a happy, healthy life. It gets easier as we learn how to manage our stress, how to regulate our emotions, how to communicate with our loved ones, and otherwise tend to our mental health and wellbeing. Sometimes, though, we can benefit from a little outside help.
“Mental health is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” –Noam Shpancer, PhD
The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Norwalk, CT are dedicated to helping people improve and maintain their mental health. Now, they also understand that there are people who can’t or don’t want to commit to coming in for regular in-person counseling sessions. Fortunately, we have a solution for those people: online counseling.
If you think that you could benefit from working with a counselor, consider working with an online counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Norwalk, CT. Call us today to set up your session.
In-Person Vs. Online Counseling: What’s the Difference?
Online counseling, also known as online therapy or virtual counseling, offers many benefits that in-person counseling doesn’t. For example, because online counseling allows people to meet with their counselor without even leaving their house, it offers utmost convenience. On that note, you can attend counseling from your office, from the coffee shop down the street, or wherever else you need to, if you decide to work with your counselor online. Now, we recommend attending your telephone counseling or video counseling session from a quiet space, but most importantly, we want you to attend from wherever you feel comfortable.
Also, online counseling often makes people feel more comfortable. In addition to the physical comfort they experience, being in their own homes, many online counseling clients feel more comfortable opening up to their counselors from a distance. This allows them to make even more progress than they might in in-person counseling.
The online counseling perks don’t stop there. There’s also greater flexibility as well as reliability in online counseling when compared with in-person counseling. If you’re intrigued by these benefits, consider getting started in online counseling as soon as today.
Telephone Counseling and Video Counseling: Which Is Right for Me?
Online counseling has come a long way since its inception! Today, clients can enjoy online counseling over the phone, over video, and even sometimes via email. Here at Thriveworks in Norwalk, CT, we offer two main online counseling options: telephone counseling and video counseling. Some people find that both are helpful, while others have strong preferences. Consider:
- In telephone counseling, you’ll simply answer your counselor’s call.
- In video counseling, you’ll join your counselor in a secure video chat room.
- In telephone counseling, you do not get that face-to-face interaction.
- In video counseling, you do get that face-to-face interaction, despite not actually meeting with your counselor in person.
- Both can be done from home or wherever the individual chooses so long as they have service or internet access as well as the necessary device.
Now, hopefully the above helps you decide which online counseling option might be the right option for you. If you decide that you don’t have a preference, that works too. Either way, Thriveworks in Norwalk is here to set you up with a skilled, caring counselor who is ready to work with you via virtual means.
Schedule Virtual Counseling at Thriveworks in Norwalk
As we just detailed, online counseling or virtual counseling is the solution that many people are looking for. Many people just can’t or don’t want to commit to regular in-office counseling sessions. Online counseling allows you to obtain the mental health services you’re looking for without making that commitment. Instead, you will commit to meeting with your counselor online, via telephone or video. This offers optimal convenience and comfort, of which can empower you to make meaningful progress with your counselor or therapist.
If you feel like you’re ready to dive in and begin online counseling, call our Thriveworks Counseling office in Norwalk, CT today. We recognize the benefits and perks that our clients can find in online counseling, which is why we offer both telephone and video counseling. If you have a preference, we are happy to accommodate and set you up with a counselor who can help you over the phone or video. Now, all you have to do is call us! We’re here and ready to get started.