- It might be difficult for you to make time in your schedule to attend therapy sessions in person.
- Maybe you live in a rural part of the state where there are few options for therapists.
- Perhaps, you are concerned about your health and prefer to remain in your own environment.
Do any of these realities sound familiar? You may have avoided counseling for any of these reasons. If you have not found a good solution elsewhere, this can be incredibly frustrating. The good news is Expeditionary Counseling offers online therapy via video and phone sessions.
Benefits of Online Therapy
In-person therapy requires you to drive to your counselor’s office. Carving time out of your work schedule. Or, arranging a sitter for your children. Traditional therapy involves entering the public. Each of these may work for many people but may be inconvenient or impossible. It can be costly, and embarrassing for many others.
Attending therapy online gives you the opportunity to cut down on time away from work. Fitting appointments into your schedule more easily.
Online counseling can also make it easier for you to attend without having to pay someone to watch your kids. Or, go through the hassle of arranging childcare with a friend or family member.
The convenience of being able to sit in your own living room in whatever clothes you feel comfortable in can reduce your anxiety and make starting therapy easier.
Online therapy can be accessed from almost any device. The same devices you use FaceTime, Zoom, Facebook Messenger Video and more on. You don’t need to install any software. Typically, you only need a wifi or cellular connection.
Lastly, in situations like the 2020 COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) global pandemic, telehealth sessions are safe. They make starting or continuing your therapy possible without exposing you to or others to dangerous viruses.
Our therapists use the most current technology and best practices to offer counseling online to clients.
What’s stopping you from starting online therapy?
There is research that demonstrates online counseling can be just as effective as in-person therapy when treating certain issues such as anxiety and life transitions.
What to Expect in Telehealth Counseling
How does telehealth counseling work, you might wonder? It’s very simple, actually.
- You schedule an appointment with one of our counselors, and we send you a unique URL where you will virtually meet via a secure platform
- On the date of your session, click the link to be taken to a virtual waiting room. Make sure your camera and microphone are on and working.
- Your counselor will admit you to the secure “room” online for your session
All of our paperwork is electronic and can be completed online. Payments can also be accepted through our secure sessions, making the entire process easy, safe, and electronic.
Other Important Benefits to Online Counseling:
Being able to connect with a provider in a different part of the state than you means you have more access to therapists than exist in your town!
You can save money by avoid paying for gas to drive to appointments, paying for childcare, and spending extra time leaving your work or home to attend sessions.
The platforms we use for online counseling use end-to-end encryption and are secure. All you need is a private space, your device, and earbuds! Online therapy gives you greater confidentiality and peace of mind.
Telehealth sessions can be done from the comfort of your own home without having to go out into public, avoiding needing to dress up for your sessions or worry about coming from the gym.
A meta-analysis study (a study of studies) indicated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be as effective as in-person therapy in the short-term for anxiety and depression. Many people that start online are likely to transition to in-person therapy.
Our paperwork can be completed 100% electronically using our Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, making the entire process accessible online. Filling out our intake forms and signing electronically is quick and easy!