Drew has been struggling for quite some time, but he can’t bring himself to schedule an appointment at the local counseling office. He can’t bear the thought of walking into the office and being spotted by someone he knows. Drew isn’t ashamed of his mental health struggles, but he wants to keep his struggles to himself for now. He isn’t ready to talk about how he’s feeling with his loved ones… he is, however, ready to open up to a counselor. If only he could find a solution to this one problem standing in his way.
Online counseling is the solution to Drew’s problem. This mental health service allows people to work with counselors and therapists from the safety, comfort, and convenience of home. In Drew’s case, he can hop on a phone call or video conference to meet with his counselor, instead of risk being seen by someone on the street when walking into a counseling office.
“Asking for help is the first step… You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.” –Lili Rhinehart
Online counseling offers solutions to many obstacles that prevent people from pursuing or receiving mental health counseling. If you think that online counseling might be the solution you’ve been looking for, or you’re simply interested in exploring this convenient counseling option, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Worcester, MA. We have virtual counselors and therapists on our Thriveworks Worcester team who are happy to help you via online means. Not to mention, these professionals have experience working with counseling over the phone or video. You’re in good hands. To schedule an online counseling appointment at Thriveworks Worcester, call our office. We’ll get you set up ASAP.
How Does Online Counseling Work? What Should I Know?
Online counseling has come a long way since its inception. The beginning of online counseling can be traced back to 1972, in which staff members at Stanford and UCLA simulated a psychotherapy session on their computers. Today, online counseling is offered in the form of video counseling, telephone counseling, and even email or chat counseling.
Here at Thriveworks Worcester Counseling, we offer both video counseling and telephone counseling. Here’s a little more info on each option:
- Video counseling: Video counseling is simply working with your counselor in a video chat room instead of in-person. If you decide to schedule a video counseling session at Thriveworks Worcester Counseling, you’ll be sent a secure video link to click and join at the time of your appointment.
- Telephone counseling: Telephone counseling, on the other hand, is working with your counselor over the phone instead of in-person. If you decide to schedule a telephone counseling session at Thriveworks Worcester Counseling, your counselor will call you at the agreed upon appointment time.
In both cases, you simply need to make sure you have reliable internet and access to a computer, telephone, or another device that allows you to make a phone call or attend a videoconference.
How Is Online Counseling Beneficial?
Online counseling is lucrative because it comes with many benefits that in-person counseling does not. For example, online counseling offers:
- Greater flexibility
To expand on the above, online counseling often means a greater assortment of scheduling options including appointments in the evenings and on weekends. In addition, online counseling clients often find that online counseling is more comfortable (both physically and mentally) than in-person counseling. Also, it offers greater convenience as well as reliability. One doesn’t have to stress about a long commute time, traffic, or other uncontrollable factors that might make one late to their appointment or despise going to their appointment.
Online counseling is the comfortable, convenient counseling option. If it sounds like something you’re interested in exploring, you’ve come to the right place!
Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks Worcester Counseling
If you’re interested in the convenience, the comfort, and additional benefits you can find in online counseling, reach out to Thriveworks Worcester Counseling when you’re ready. We have counselors on staff who are experienced in helping their clients overcome challenges and improve their lives via telephone counseling or video counseling.
To schedule an online counseling session, all you have to do is give us a call. Our scheduling specialists will pair you with a counselor, therapist, or psychologist who has the skills, training, and experience that aligns with your needs. Then, they’ll get you all set up for your first telephone counseling or video counseling session. It’s that easy.