Does Online Therapy Really Work?
Absolutely! Although I would like to acknowledge that it is a personal preference, research suggests that online mental health counseling is as effective as in-office therapy. Online therapy saves you the hassle of commuting to therapy and often allows you to be more comfortable in choosing your own setting. It also allows you the opportunity to select a therapist from all over the state you reside in, rather than limit yourself to have to choose someone due to a limited geographical location due to convenience, rather than therapeutic compatibility. All the treatment modalities I use can be used through online therapy.
I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Why go to therapy?
A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you connect to yourself and your needs. It can actually feel quite vulnerable to be in a healing space and face your own thoughts and emotions. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify any barriers or issues that you feel are affecting your process. We will work towards implementing healthy conversation and healing strategies.
What does my commitment to therapy look like?
I work really well with those who are committed to their healing process and your active participation, commitment and dedication will be crucial to your success. For best clinical results, it is essential for you to attend therapy weekly until it is clinically appropriate to reduce session frequency. My approach is to collaboratively work together for you to reach your therapy goals.
How long will it take?
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.