If you have been reluctant to start online therapy, now is the time. These are unprecedented times, with challenging and potent energy surrounding us. Talking it out with a therapist can do wonders for your overall well being. Here are some benefits of online counseling:
- It is convenient and comfortable. Online counseling can be done from the comfort of your own home, making it easy to just log on without ever having to leave the house. This saves you a lot of time, as well, because it won’t be necessary to commute back and forth between sessions, eliminating the dread that comes with punctuality and the possibility of getting stuck in traffic.
- It is secure. The platform used for online counseling is HIPAA compliant, meaning personal patient information is completely protected. The online platform is also more secure because it gets rid of the possibility of running into someone you know in the waiting room or parking lot.
- You will feel more open. If you have been reluctant to start therapy, you might find that you can be more open with your therapist through video chat than you would be in person. If you are shy or anxious about opening up, online counseling will make that process easier because the anxiety that accompanies face to face vulnerability evaporates. It becomes easier to forget someone else is with you, and the feelings and emotions just flow out.
- It is better than “bargain” therapy.
The counseling that Integrative Counsel offers is more valuable than bargain therapy like Talkspace and Betterhelp because our practitioners consider therapy a profession and a craft. This shines through in our online counseling because it is not a way to give out a cheaper alternative to traditional in-person therapy, but just a different way to get the high-caliber of therapy we already offer.
Online counseling is safe, convenient, comfortable, open, and a better value than the quicker and cheaper alternatives. Don’t wait to get the help you need.
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Alli is our office manager and writer who is passionate about connecting people through words. Alli studied English at Arizona State University, just recently moved to St. Pete and is enjoying paradise. Her interests include painting, history, and learning about other people.