Do You Feel In-Person Therapy Is Not Right For You?
Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed out at home and work? Have you considered therapy to improve your life yet time-constraints prevent you from getting help? Has a busy schedule or a lack of qualified therapists in your area made in-person therapy seem impractical? Or are you putting therapy off because of COVID-19 and concerns about your health?
Perhaps you wish to avoid the extra commute in-person therapy requires. Or maybe each day is filled to the brim with personal and professional obligations, like having to watch your kids or stay late at work, and the thought of weekly therapy sessions has left you feeling exhausted.
Making things more difficult, the looming COVID-19 threat may be adding to feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship conflict. And with so many therapy practices closed to in-person sessions, you may not know where you can turn for support. Perhaps you’ve considered waiting until a more convenient time to work with a counselor, but you aren’t sure how much longer you can hold out on your own.
Do you wish you could access the support you need without adding to your fear, stress, or frustration? Online therapy offers the same benefits as in-person treatment from the comfort and convenience of your own home, whether you need help for yourself or your relationship.
Online Therapy Is Far More Common Now
With COVID-19 impacting everyone’s lives across the globe, you might feel unsafe or uncertain about investing in therapy for you and your family. And if you haven’t tried online therapy before, you may have questions about whether it is as effective as in-person therapy.
The truth is that online counseling is more common than ever before. And studies have shown that with the right therapist, teletherapy can be as effective as in-person treatment for a variety of issues, including stress, anxiety, and depression.*
By meeting with a therapist online, you can eliminate many of the obstacles that have made in-office sessions feel out of reach. With virtual therapy, you no longer have to drive to a therapy practice or sit in a waiting room. And if you’re in a rush or if your home is not calm enough to speak to a therapist openly and honestly, you can have your session while in your car or even from your phone while you take a walk.
One of the biggest benefits of online counseling is that you can access support when you need it. Just like you wouldn’t wait to see a doctor for a broken bone, you shouldn’t have to delay getting the support you need for your emotional and mental health. Unfortunately, many individuals and couples wait years before engaging in therapy, which can increase the frequency and severity of symptoms and relationship problems.
At Counseling 406, I offer online therapy for individuals and couples. Regardless of where you’re located in Montana, I can provide you with the help, guidance, and concrete steps you need to find healing and growth.
Online Therapy Can Help You Find Happiness And Peace
The good thing about e-counseling is that unlike traditional therapy, you are free to engage with a clinician from almost anywhere in Montana. I provide a safe, secure online environment to process challenges and identify solutions. And if you’d like, you are welcome to switch to in-person counseling when that is available again.
When working together online, I utilize HIPAA-compliant systems to protect your privacy. Not only are these systems secure, but they’re also easy to use, regardless of your experience or comfort level with technology. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer and an internet connection. And if you have any questions or run into any technical issues, I will work with you to make online counseling as simple and straightforward as possible.
I have been providing distance care for over 10 years, and I understand how important it is to have access to the support you need when you need it. I have seen that no matter how difficult things may seem right now, there is a path to hope and healing.
You may still have questions about teletherapy...
Does online therapy really work as well as in-person sessions?
Absolutely! The only difference between web therapy and traditional therapy is that you can do it within the comfort of your home, office, or even in your car. We take the same approach with you during online sessions as we do when meeting in-person, with the exception of not physically being in the same room.
Some clients feel that in-person therapy is more effective, and we’re happy to meet with you in-person (or through a combination of in-person and online sessions) when that option is available again. That said, many of our clients who were initially hesitant about meeting online actually end up preferring it once they’ve tried it.
What if I have a hard time using technology?
I understand that online therapy can be intimidating for some people, either due to age, disability, or comfort level with technology. In these instances, I will work with you to make sure that everything is as simple and smooth as possible for you. We will troubleshoot any technical issues together, and we can always conduct a therapy session by phone if needed. And if you still aren’t sure about connecting online, I invite you to contact me to learn more about teletherapy and how it can work for you.
Are e-therapy sessions confidential and safe?
Yes, I am very particular about adhering to HIPAA-complaint rules and systems. Any system I use to do a session online or via phone will always be safe and secure. If you ever feel unsure, scared, anxious, or curious, I urge you to contact me for a free consultation where we can discuss specifics about how your privacy is protected.
What if I wish to switch to in-person therapy?
Understandably, e-therapy is not for everyone. If you try it out and feel it’s not right for you, or if you would rather pay us a visit for a traditional in-person therapy session, the option is always available. We can even do a hybrid of online therapy and in-person therapy if that is what you would like to do.
You Don’t Have To Wait To Get The Help You Need
If you’re ready to improve your communication skills, learn to resolve conflict, and cultivate healthier relationships, I invite you to call (406) 317-3115 or contact me through my website to schedule a free consultation. I’m happy to discuss and answer any questions you may have.