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Online therapy is a great way for individuals to receive professional counseling services from the comfort of their own home. During the current national health pandemic, remote therapy is great for individuals to stay healthy physically and mentally, by receiving the same great counseling support without the risk of being close to other people for an extended period of time.
How does online therapy work?
Online therapy is also a healthy way for those with a busy schedule to still receive counseling services. Individuals who live far away from the counseling location, or don’t have time to commute and sit down with a counselor, can utilize the benefits of online counseling to still receive the services they need.
Red Cedar Relationship Counseling offers the same professional counseling services that are offered in our office online so that everyone can receive the counseling services they need in the way that works best for them. Our remote therapy sessions can take place over the phone or via video chat, so that the counselor and the client can still communicate well and develop a trusting relationship to help the client create healthier habits for a happier life.
To learn more about the online therapy services offered at Red Cedar Relationship Counseling, contact us today. Our goal is to provide excellent and compassionate counseling services to everyone who needs it, both online and in person.
Online therapy works just like in-person therapy, only you don’t have to come into the office. Online therapy sessions utilize technology, either over the phone or on a computer, to connect the counselor with the client and discuss the necessary counseling topics. All counseling sessions are still HIPAA-compliant, and privacy is always a top priority. Anything shared during the duration of the virtual therapy sessions is protected just like it would be in the office.
Online therapy sessions differ depending on the needs of both the counselor and the individual receiving the counseling. Speak with your desired counselor to choose an online counseling tool that works best for both parties. Some individuals may choose to use a video chat platform, in order to talk face-to-face, while others may prefer a simple phone call. Virtual therapy offers a degree of anonymity for individuals who struggle to sit down and discuss difficult emotions in person, while also offering individuals the opportunity to receive counseling in a location where they feel most comfortable.
Benefits of Online Therapy:
Convenience of incorporating counseling into a busy schedule
Accessibility to a larger group of counselors
Accessibility to counseling services for those with physical limitations
Comfort of being able to talk at home, or a location that is known and comfortable to the individual
Anonymity, by being able to speak with a counselor over the phone without face-to-face interaction
Variety of ways to communicate with the counselor
Online Therapy and COVID-19
COVID-19 has forced everyone to stay home more often and create a new “normal” way of living. Many employees are learning to work remotely, from a new home office, and families are restructuring their ways of balancing work, school, sports, and activities all from their home. These times can be stressful for everyone, and the inability to leave home and interact with other people can cause many people to feel new emotions that are difficult to process and handle in a healthy way.
Online therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic is a great way for individuals to process the difficulties associated with new life changes in a healthy way. Speaking with a counselor about the new stresses and challenges of life allows individuals to process emotions and develop an excellent set of skills for handling challenges with a healthy, positive perspective.
During the new requirements for safety, it’s difficult to feel in control of your own life. Take control of your mental health by speaking with a trained counselor online from the comfort of your home. Online therapy can help individuals discover a more positive outlook during a scary, challenging time, but can also help families create a healthy home structure during emotional, stressful times.
Adults are not the only ones facing new hardships with the COVID-19 pandemic. Children are also struggling with the cancellation of their favorite activities, and the inability to spend time with all of their friends. It can be difficult for a young child to understand why they are having to face so many challenges, and the home environment can become tense as everyone reacts to changes differently. Online family therapy is a great way for families to discuss openly with a counselor their emotions and difficulties from staying at home, and create healthy ways of supporting one another in the home as a team.
Red Cedar Relationship Counseling
Red Cedar Relationship Counseling offers professional counseling services remotely, so that everyone can have access to counseling services when they need them. Our counselors will work with each individual to find the best platform for online counseling so that both parties feel comfortable and confident receiving counseling online.
Online therapy can benefit individuals, families, and couples who are struggling with challenges or hoping to improve their mental health with healthier emotional skills. Contact us to learn more about our virtual therapy services or to schedule a counseling session today.