There’s a famous 1994 video of hosts of the Today Show talking about a new technology known as the internet. In the video, the hosts are trying to figure out what the internet is, what it can do, and who it’s for.
We’ve come a long way technologically since then, and the internet is now as ubiquitous as electricity and air conditioning for much of the world. But even so, we still find ourselves asking what the limits of technology are and what the web can do for us to increase our understanding of our world and our place in it.
The internet has changed the way we communicate. We can send text messages to people across the country, video chat with colleagues and friends all over the globe, and send emails from Alabama to Antarctica. We shop online, we research online, and many of us make our living online.
With all that technology, it’s no surprise that we can now have therapy sessions with online therapists and counselors, too. Whether we’re phoning in from our bedroom or video chatting from our den, we can receive convenient care without commuting to a brick-and-mortar office.
Virtual care has opened therapy up to people with mobility challenges, people living in rural communities, and people with time constraints. If you fit into one of these categories or if you’d simply like the ease of speaking to a virtual provider, consider setting up an appointment with us at Thriveworks in Seattle, WA.
What Services Are Available Online?
Traditional therapy covers a wide range of topics, from self-esteem issues to mental health disorders like bipolar disorder. Virtual therapy offers many of the same services but with the added convenience of being able to enjoy the benefits remotely.
Some of the more common mental health services offered by our online providers include:
- Grief and loss counseling
- Family therapy and child therapy
- Marriage counseling and couples therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Anger and stress management
- Depression therapy and anxiety therapy
- Career counseling and life coaching
Each type of therapy begins with your provider assessing your individual needs. They may do this by asking about your environment, family, and daily stressors. After your assessment, your provider will create a specialized treatment plan for you.
If you’re ready to benefit from virtual counseling, consider setting up a session with us at Thriveworks in Seattle, WA to begin the process. We look forward to hearing from you.
Why Should I Choose Online Sessions?
Meeting with a licensed therapist or counselor remotely at Thriveworks means you can decide how you’d like to conduct your session: over the phone or by video. If you select to have a phone call, your provider will call you at your scheduled appointment time. If you decide to do a video chat, you’ll receive a link prior to your appointment. Simply click on the link during the corresponding time to get started.
Conversing over the phone is the perfect option if mobility is important or you don’t have an internet connection and video conferencing access. If you’d like the feeling of face-to-face therapy with the benefits of virtual therapy, video chatting might be your preferred communication method as it allows you to see your provider.
No matter which method you choose, you’ll receive all the benefits that online counseling offers including:
- Increased accessibility: Schedule your appointments from anywhere you have internet or phone access. Speaking to a provider online is a great option if you live in a rural or remote area or if you have a physical disability.
- Increased flexibility: Since you don’t have to drive to our office, you can book your appointment during your lunch hour, mid-day break, or between other appointments.
- Increased comfort: Talking to a licensed counselor or another mental health professional from your home or office may make the process more comfortable.
An additional benefit of online therapy is that your service does not have to be interrupted because of an out-of-town emergency, vacation, or other events that may prevent you from coming to our office.
Your online treatment can begin as soon as you’re ready. Call us at Thriveworks in Seattle, WA to schedule your first appointment.
Book an Online Appointment at Thriveworks in Seattle, WA
Convenience cannot be overlooked. Virtual therapy allows you to speak to a licensed mental health professional from your home, college campus, or another safe space. You still receive the personalized care you would in person without the additional time commitment of commuting to an office.
Our online providers are available on weekdays and weekends. You can even schedule an evening appointment. For additional support, you can view our online video content or head over to our moderated discussion board.
We even offer a Q&A coaching service, a proprietary mobile app, and a flexible cancellation policy. Many different types of health insurance are accepted by our providers to minimize out-of-pocket costs.
If you believe virtual therapy is right for you, set up an appointment with the licensed professionals at Thriveworks in Seattle, WA. Because you’re a new client, we may even be able to see you within 24 to 48 hours.