Online therapy went from a lesser-known option, to the main way people have received support over the past 2 years. While it initially was a necessity due to the pandemic, many people have determined that this is the ideal way for them to access therapy.
Is it the right fit for you? Today, I'm sharing 3 main benefits of online therapy to consider.
Checkout the video or read the transcript below to learn more!
(Transcript from video)
Hey guys! My name is Meredith and I'm the owner of Rooted Wellness Counseling here in Boulder, Colorado. Today I wanted to share three great things about engaging in online therapy!
I am an online therapist in the state of Colorado, which means that I can see anybody within the state, regardless of whether they're at home or at work as long as they're somewhere they feel comfortable and have privacy. If they have access to a phone, computer and internet- then we're good to go! And that is the first perk that I wanted to talk about- it is really convenient. Not only are you able to access sessions anywhere within the state your therapist is licensed, but you also get to skip the traffic, the drive, sitting in a waiting room, and just being in someone else's space or office and then having to get home afterwards. That is a pretty great perk.
The second thing is that there's still a great connection. I think it was unclear when people started telehealth (years ago), if it was as effective as people meeting in person. What studies have shown -and what therapists and clients have determined as well- is it's equally as effective in treating most concerns, like anxiety, depression, and grief. These things are all able to be addressed in a very effective and empowering way via online therapy, just as they are in person- which is wonderful. It gives people more options on how they want to connect.
The third thing I wanted to talk about is comfort. It's really nice to be able to attend therapy from a place that you feel comfortable and safe. Like I said, you won't be driving to a therapist office are sitting in a waiting room, you can be at home or in your office or somewhere that you feel you have privacy. Somewhere that you feel safe, and that's a great start for an effective therapy session because you may feel more able to be open and engaged than if you were in a space that is less comfortable for you.
So please let me know if you have any questions about these three things. You can send me an email (email@example.com) or feel free to schedule a free consultation if you're interested in getting started with online support.
Thank you! Have a good day!
Meredith Waller MSW, LCSW
Based in Boulder, CO and offering online counseling throughout Colorado
-Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist
-Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional