Evelyn has always been a quiet child. With no siblings and no cousins nearby, most of her interactions have been with her parents. When family friends try to talk to her outside of her home, she hides behind her mom and dad, unable to communicate even though she’s spoken to these same family friends over dinners and holidays at home.
At first, her parents assumed this behavior was normal shyness. But now that Evelyn has started pre-K, her condition has gotten worse. Her teacher tells her parents that Evelyn doesn’t talk to the other children even as she plays right alongside them.
Concerned, her parents decide to pursue counseling. They set up an appointment with an online counselor who compassionately addresses their child’s selective mutism and creates a treatment plan to get her back on track.
If you have difficulty communicating in unfamiliar spaces, online therapy can provide a comfortable and safe space to discuss issues with a licensed professional. But there are lots of reasons to consider online therapy, including increased comfort, accessibility, and flexibility.
You’ll receive the same kind of care you’d receive from an in-person therapist but with the convenience of doing so from home or another nearby space. Consider scheduling an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN if the benefits of virtual therapy sound right for you. We can get started on your treatment as soon as you’d like.
Common Types of Therapy That Are Available Online
When was the last time you saw an item in-store that couldn’t be purchased online? With the exception of limited edition deals, most items found in-store are also available virtually.
Therapy is similar. Many of the same services you receive during a traditional therapy session are available online as well. Our virtual therapists are able to treat similar conditions and challenges as in-person therapists but with the added benefit of extra convenience.
Our providers at Thriveworks specialize in a number of treatment options, including:
- Family therapy and child therapy
- Marriage counseling and couples therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- PTSD counseling and trauma therapy
- Anger and stress management
- Life coaching and career counseling
- Grief and loss counseling
- Depression and anxiety therapy
- Eating disorder counseling
Whether your problem is listed above or not, our licensed mental health professionals can provide clarity, assurance, and assistance as you take the necessary steps to improve your mental health. To start your treatment plan, please call us at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN.
Video or Phone Call — Which Should I Choose?
Virtual therapy allows you to personalize your communication method because you can choose between a video chat or phone call. If you would like to see your therapist and create an experience similar to the one you would have face-to-face, you may decide to choose video calling. If you’re in a room where video calling would be difficult, or you prefer the flexibility of being mobile, you may decide to speak to your provider over the phone instead.
To begin your video call, you’ll click on a link during your scheduled appointment time. To begin your phone session, simply wait for your provider to call you during your appointment time.
There are other benefits to virtual counseling besides selecting your communication method. These benefits include the following:
- Increased comfort, as you can speak to your counselor, psychologist, or another provider from your home, office, or any other location of your choice.
- Increased accessibility, as you don’t have to commute to see your provider. This is especially useful if you live in a rural area or have limited mobility. It’s also helpful for couples and families who would like to seek counseling but are not in the same location.
- Increased flexibility, as you can fit in your appointment in a smaller time slot since you don’t have to go to a physical office. Many clients schedule their appointments during their lunch breaks or in between meetings.
With these and other benefits, choosing online therapy can prove to be the perfect choice for individuals with busy schedules. To set up your appointment, please call or book online with Thriveworks in Rochester, MN.
Book With an Online Therapist at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN
We can’t make more time but we can certainly use the time we have wisely. Online sessions with your licensed counselor or provider can make it easier for you to fit your mental health care into your busy schedule. Wellness isn’t something that can wait — and online counseling means it doesn’t have to.
Some of our benefits at Thriveworks include an online Q&A life coaching service, exclusive video content, and our educational eBooks. We offer a flexible cancellation policy should you need to rebook your appointment for another time. We also have the pleasure of accepting many different forms of health insurance.
If you need to ask your licensed therapist or counselor something between sessions, you can send them an email or phone message. As a new client, you can take advantage of our weekend and evening availability and may even be able to set up an appointment within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Technology has made it possible to connect with people from far and wide. You can use it to connect to your local provider at Thriveworks in Rochester, MN. Give us a call to set up an appointment today.