Life is good—everything is in order and you are at peace. Then, right on cue, another challenge comes knocking at your door. Maybe it’s depression or anxiety; perhaps it’s the loss of a friend or a job; maybe it’s tough parenting decisions. Whatever it is, it makes a mess of your life. You’re no longer the feel-good, peaceful person that you were just a few days ago.
Thriveworks Pooler, GA wants you to know that you can find your way back to this happy, peaceful person again. And that we have counselors, therapists, and psychologists who can help you do it. In addition to onsite counseling, Thriveworks Pooler offer online counseling to best accommodate all of our clients. We understand that you might not have the time or the ability to come to our office for your session(s). For this reason, we offer both telephone counseling and video counseling, which are both effective means of online counseling.
What Does Online Counseling Look Like at Thriveworks Pooler?
A lot of people think that online counseling is a new, innovative form of counseling. In reality, though, it’s been around for decades! It first emerged as a mental health hotline, evolved to include online self-help groups, and today has branched out into individualized help with a licensed counselor via phone or video chat. The online therapists and counselors at Thriveworks Pooler are exactly that: licensed as well as skilled, caring providers who are prepared to help you overcome whatever challenge is at your door.
Online counseling is sometimes referred to as teletherapy, e-counseling, and cyber counseling. It all refers to the same thing: individualized help with an online counselor. Here at Thriveworks Pooler you will get to choose from telephone counseling and video counseling. The former option is the simpler of the two, as you’ll answer your counselor’s call at the time of your appointment. This means all you need is access to a phone and phone service. The latter is also fairly simple, as with video counseling, you’ll click a simple link that will take you to your video chat with your counselor at the time of your session.
Can Online Counseling Help Me? Is It Effective?
Some people would simply rather take the conventional route and meet with their counselor in person. That’s okay, too! Online counseling isn’t for everyone. However, it is helpful and beneficial to all when external factors prevent you from making it to your normal in-person session: for example, a virus, poor weather conditions, or car trouble. In these instances, you can easily move your session online.
Online counseling has proven effective for many people. In fact, some people find it to be more effective, especially people who feel anxious or uncomfortable about therapy. These individuals often find that it’s easier to open up via telephone or video chat. Now, online counseling might also be for you if you’re looking for:
These benefits are causing many people to move their in-person sessions online. In addition to attending your sessions comfortably and conveniently from home, you get greater flexibility. It’s easier to schedule an appointment quickly, and you’ll also likely have more options, such as evening and weekend session opportunities. Also, online counseling is reliable. You don’t have to worry about rescheduling or cancelling due to the aforementioned unpredictable factors. Finally, online counseling is an affordable option, too. Many insurances now cover online counseling, including video and phone counseling.
Work with an Online Therapist at Thriveworks Pooler, GA
Choosing to pursue counseling can be a difficult decision. Online counseling can take some of the weight off, as you don’t have to worry about fitting a 30 minute drive there and back into your schedule; it can also help to relieve any anxiety you might be feeling about this process; and it can offer utmost comfort and convenience.
If you are ready to explore what online counseling could do for you, just call Thriveworks Pooler, GA at (912) 623-4320. We’ll get you scheduled with a skilled, caring, experienced counselor who is excited about helping you.