Online Counseling Therapy in Stoughton, MA—Online Counselors and Therapists
Sometimes, the tough, unfortunate, or outright cruel circumstances we find ourselves in necessitate a little help and support. A tough situation might refer to a troubled relationship—one you aren’t sure will work out. An unfortunate situation might mean the loss of a dear loved one. And an outright cruel situation might be the development of a mental illness that you didn’t ask for. In any case, a mental health professional can provide you with that help and support you’re looking for.
“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” –Dan Millman
Here at Thriveworks Stoughton, MA we have counselors, therapists, life coaches, and psychologists who are dedicated to helping you in any way that they can. Thriveworks Stoughton is also happy to offer online counseling, which allows you to work with your provider from home via phone call or video chat. This approach to counseling is fairly simple and you might find that it’s the right option for you—especially right now. If that’s the case, consider reaching out to us. You can reach us at (781) 318-8080 to learn more about online counseling or to schedule your appointment. Either way, we’re happy to speak with you.
What Is Online Counseling? How Does Online Therapy Work?
You may have never heard of online counseling, but in reality, online counseling has been around for decades. It began as mental health hotlines and self-help groups, but has since transformed to include individualized help with a licensed professional via phone call or video chat. If you choose online counseling at Thriveworks Stoughton, MA, you’ll have a couple of options: you can work with your counselor in video chat or over the phone. Both of these options are simple; they don’t require you to be a rocket scientist or even tech-savvy!
With telephone counseling, you’ll just need access to a phone and phone service. And in video counseling, you’ll need access to any smart device, such as a computer, iPhone or iPad, and service or Wi-Fi. If you choose the former option, your counselor will call you at the time of your session. If you choose the latter, you’ll simply click the video link that your counselor will send to you when you first schedule your appointment. And that’s really the only big difference between the functionality of in-person counseling and online counseling!
Why Choose Online Therapy Over Onsite Counseling?
Some people simply prefer to work with a counselor online over in-person, while others need online counseling opportunities. For example, some people aren’t able to easily leave their homes on a regular basis for their appointments, due to physical or mental disabilities. In addition, some people struggle to find room in their busy schedules to make it to and from the therapy office. Online counseling offers these individuals mental health care access that they didn’t have before.
Now, as we said before, some people also just prefer to work with their counselor online, which is totally fair! Consider the following:
- Online counseling enables you to attend your sessions from the convenience and comfort of home.
- It also offers greater flexibility, as you can also attend your sessions from work, your car, or anywhere else you need to (so long as you have technology and internet access).
- Online therapy is reliable, as you don’t have to worry about the unpredictable (e.g., bad weather conditions or traffic) from getting in your way of attending your session on time.
On top of those benefits, online counseling is affordable. Many insurance companies now cover online counseling, by phone or video (and in some cases, both!). If the above benefits sound like something you could get used to, reach out to Thriveworks Stoughton.
Work with an Online Therapist at Thriveworks Stoughton, MA
If you’re looking for a more convenient or flexible counseling alternative, online counseling is a great bet. If, on the other hand, you need a counseling option that allows you to attend from home or on-the-go, online counseling could be right for you. Whatever your case is, we think online counseling is worth a shot.
Thriveworks Stoughton, MA counselors, therapists, and psychologists are happy to help you in online counseling. To schedule your first phone counseling or video counseling appointment, just call (781) 318-8080. We’ll get you scheduled with your first session as soon as we can!