By: Bunny Young, MA, QMHP
We are used to instant gratification from most things including apps, fast food, constant availability via smart phones, etc. So in a world where instant gratification exists for just about everything except our own health, why not bring technology to therapy – right on your own couch?
Many people shy away from counseling and professional mental health either because they live so far away from a therapist or because it just seems uncomfortable to sit in a room with someone they just met and share deep, intimate facts and feelings. You do not have to be afraid any longer because Life Cycles Counseling has a solution. Our online counseling option gives you the opportunity to engage in therapy sessions from the comfort of wherever you are and whenever is convenient for you. You do not have to come into the office every week for your session and as long as you have a quiet, comfortable area where you can focus and engage with the therapist on screen, you can be almost anywhere.
Online therapy is also a great option for when you’re traveling. Some of our clients have busy travel schedules with work, but we can meet them virtually wherever they are and they do not have to stress about missing sessions, losing their momentum or a long drive to the office. All it takes is the accountability to log on and engage in that virtual session for the first time and we know you’ll be convinced.
Online counseling also offers more scheduling opportunities for the professionals at Life Cycles Counseling as well. We have more freedom to welcome you to the screen at intervals and times that might not otherwise be available for in-person office visits.
Is it as effective as face-to-face counseling though? Absolutely. As long as you hold yourself accountable and the energy you place on completing the next steps remains as dedicated as it would be in person, then the outcomes you experience are just as incredible and meaningful as face-to-face counseling.
So now that we have removed all of the obstacles and mystery from online counseling, call and schedule your first online session to find out how helpful this can be in your life. On-line Counseling specials are going on now!