How many people are struggling with a personal or family issue they can’t seem to resolve on their own? Do you feel the overwhelming need to talk to someone who is objective but don’t know who to turn to? Perhaps a family member or friend is just too close to the situation to be objective. Online counseling is your first step in the right direction. Counseling is readily available to anyone through the use of your personal mobile device right from the comfort of your home. There is no need to drive to an appointment, no lost time from work, and best of all you will be matched with a qualified therapist who can address your needs much sooner than later. That’s a bonus in this fast paced world we live in.
According to the American Psychological Association, “The expansion of telehealth would help address several hurdles to securing mental health services. Nearly 80 million Americans live in a mental health professional shortage area, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. Even in urban environments where psychologists abound, cost, transportation and time constraints often prevent people from seeking mental health services.”
Online therapy is rapidly changing the way we approach counseling. Mommies In Orbit has always been an advocate for therapy. As my readers know, it’s not easy being a parent, as documented on my blog through all of the orbits of childhood, middle school, the teens years and now for me, the college years ahead. As parents, we need all the help we can get. In our fast paced digital age, we can access that help almost instantly through online counseling. I don’t know about you, but this sure makes my life a lot simpler.
Our emotions are not something we can push aside until traditional scheduling permits time for an appointment. Emotions affect every aspect of our lives, from personal relationships, our jobs, to how we interact with the world. It’s key that all of these dimensions stay in alignment for our happiness. Online therapy is safe, effective, private and convenient.
Once you’ve chosen an online therapy site, you can easily search by insurance, state or specialty. Choose someone who will fit your needs, book and appointment, and begin your online session.
“Research studies, many of which are listed in bibliography format by the Telemental Health Institute, also indicate that telemental health is equivalent to face-to-face care in various settings and an acceptable alternative. While much of the research tests only the use of videoconferencing as the telehealth modality, a few studies, including two published in 2013, have also shown that asynchronous messaging therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy (Journal of Affective Disorders and Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Networking).”