We all have problems. Some are small, which we learn to manage; others are large, which we struggle to get a handle on. These problems (big and small) include stress at work, fights with friends and family, financial strain, disagreements with coworkers, anxious thoughts and feelings, bouts of depression, breakups, and so on. In any case, regardless of what the specific problem is, it’s okay to reach out for help in dealing with it.
Even those of us who can acknowledge that asking for mental health help is okay struggle to actually do it. Why? A big reason is that we don’t want or don’t have time to go to a counseling office. We’d rather not carve out a chunk of our day to drive to the local office, sit in the therapy room for 60-90 minutes, and then drive back home. Or, we don’t have the opportunity to—the local counseling office is booked or doesn’t have counselors with the right specialties. Fortunately, there is a solution to all of these roadblocks: online counseling.
“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” –Lisa Olivera
Online counseling enables individuals to work with a mental health counselor from the convenience of home. Or, if one needs or prefers to attend their counseling session from their car, the local coffee shop, or elsewhere, they can! As long as he or she has internet access or cell service and access to a device that enables them to join their appointment by phone or video, they can receive online counseling at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA. To schedule an appointment with one of our online counselors, simply give our office a call.
What Are the Advantages of Online Counseling?
Online counseling improves access to mental health services and also serves as a great option for those who would prefer to meet with their counselor from home. There are a few main mediums for which online counseling is done, including over the phone and via video. If you decide to pursue telephone counseling at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA, you will simply answer your counselor’s phone call at the time of your session. If you choose to pursue video counseling at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA, you’ll be sent an easy-to-navigate video link which you will click at the time of your appointment to join your session.
If you’re debating between in-person counseling and online counseling, consider the following advantages of online counseling, which many clients boast of:
- Optimal convenience: First, as we mentioned, online counseling offers a more convenient counseling option. You can literally attend your session from wherever you please (again, as long as you check the boxes we mentioned earlier). You don’t have to worry about shuffling around your schedule to factor in commute times.
- Total comfort (physically and mentally): Convenience goes hand in hand with convenience. Online counseling enables you to attend your counseling session completely comfortable, both physically and mentally. Many people find that opening up to their counseling via an online medium is much easier than it is to do in-person. They feel mentally and emotionally safer, which enables them to make great progress in counseling.
- Flexible scheduling: On top of convenience and comfort, online counseling at Thriveworks Pittsburgh comes with even more flexibility than our in-person counseling options! Often, providers are able to offer more hours in online counseling, including session options in the evenings and on the weekends.
If these online counseling benefits have piqued your interest, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Pittsburgh to schedule your appointment or hear more. Our scheduling team is here to help or to answer any questions you might have!
Schedule with an Online Counselor at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA
Like we said earlier, we all have problems. And there is nothing wrong with asking for help. In fact, if you’re struggling, we believe that you should reach out for help! Here at Thriveworks, our mission is to assist others in living happy, successful lives. We’ll be sure to do everything we can to help you work through your specific challenges and achieve this mission of living well.
We are proud to offer both in-person counseling and online counseling at Thriveworks Pittsburgh, PA. Our counselors are here and ready to assist you however they can. If this means meeting with you in-office, they’ll be there. If this means meeting you over the phone or in a virtual chat room, they’ll be there too! To schedule your online counseling session just give our office a call.