Adam knew he was depressed. Boy, did he know it. He also knew that he needed to seek help from a psychiatrist or counselor in order to overcome his major depressive episode. But Adam felt that it might be beyond his current capabilities to make it to the therapy office in-person. He felt overwhelmed whenever he left his house. Depression and anxiety were like a one-two punch that kept him isolated, away from his friends and family and doctors. Adam was pretty sure that a counselor wasn’t going to come to his home and talk to him on his dirty couch, in his messy living room. And he definitely wasn’t fit for travel. Were there any other options for Adam to get the professional support he needed?
Adam and others like him can benefit from online counseling services at Thriveworks in Vancouver, WA. Studies have shown that online mental health counseling is just as effective as in-person counseling, with the added benefit of better access and convenience. Seeing a psychiatrist or another mental health provider virtually means that you can conduct your secure session from home, in your comfort zone, when it suits your schedule. Online licensed counselors at Thriveworks in Vancouver, WA also accept health insurance, making these services more affordable than ever.
Why Choose Online Counseling?
Movies and television shows usually depict therapy sessions taking place in an office that contains a couch, an armchair, a box of tissues, and a lot of neutral colors. But clients seeking mental health services have different expectations now. Innovations in telework and telehealth mean that people can do their jobs remotely and see their doctors remotely. At Thriveworks in Vancouver, WA, we see no reason why you can’t meet with your mental health provider remotely. Our services can be fully virtual and still provide privacy, security, and top-notch care. Our clients’ reasons for choosing online counseling include:
- It feels easier to be upfront and honest when they’re in familiar surroundings.
- It’s easier to find an online appointment that works with their schedule when they don’t have to rely on clinic hours.
- They don’t have to read old magazines in a waiting room.
- They don’t have to miss out on sessions if they’re traveling for work or pleasure.
- They don’t have to worry about being exposed to germs or viruses in an office.
- They don’t have to take time off work to attend therapy sessions.
- They can conveniently see a therapist even if they live in a rural area.
- They can see a therapist even if they feel too emotionally fragile to change locations.
It’s encouraging to know that help is on its way even if you’re unable to meet with your counselor in-person. And Thriveworks online counseling sessions are HIPAA-compliant so you never have to worry about confidentiality and security.
What Can an Online Counselor Treat?
Online counselors at Thriveworks in Vancouver, WA can support clients facing a wide range of problems and obstacles. That said, we may recommend that you meet with a counselor in-person rather than online if you are underage, suffering from symptoms of psychosis, or in acute crisis. Online counseling sessions can often prove to be a valuable option for most other people, especially those whose issues include:
- Eating disorders
- Libido problems
- Panic attacks
- Substance abuse issues
- Memory or focus problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Shame or guilt
- Relationship conflicts
- Adverse life events
- Chronic illness
- Body dysmorphic disorder
Online counseling at Thriveworks isn’t like a virtual help service where you can text back and forth with a counselor if you’re feeling sad. And it isn’t like FaceTiming with a friend. Our counselors are fully licensed, highly qualified, and top-rated so you receive all the face-to-face benefits of an in-person therapy session, but with online convenience.
Can I Meet with My Thriveworks Psychiatrist Online?
Thriveworks clients can make appointments to see an online psychiatrist (telepsychiatrist) with the same ease with which they make other virtual appointments. Our psychiatrists can safely prescribe and monitor medications virtually and save you a trip to their medical office.
Try Online Counseling Today at Thriveworks in Vancouver, WA
We understand if you’re more traditional and want to speak to your therapist in-office, but more and more people these days are taking advantage of telehealth options. And the beauty of Thriveworks is that you don’t have to choose one or the other, online or in-person. We have over 240+ brick and mortar offices, but we also encourage our clients to hold their sessions online if that’s more convenient for them. Your appointments can also be a mix of both.
When you enroll as a Thriveworks client, you usually meet with your mental health provider for the first time within 24-48 hours. You also get free access to your counselor between sessions via email and phone. And at Thriveworks, you rarely have to wait for your provider to see you. Over 97% of our sessions start on-time or early.
Call now to see what our online counselors can help you with. We can’t wait to hear from you!