There Is Not Enough Time In The Day!
We all feel like this. Everyone is busy. Lots of pulls on your time. Life is driving you crazy. You need help to sort things out in your head. But adding another in office appointment to your day doesn’t seem feasible.
Maybe you are someone who can’t get out of the house due to child care issues, social issues, or health issues. You still need help sorting out things in your head. But the thought of going in to someone’s office just feels overwhelming and adds to the stress you are already experiencing.
Distance counseling may be your answer.
If you are looking to:
- work out a current personal problem
- resolve old baggage or
- re-take control of your life
online therapy can help. If depression, anxiety, excessive substance use, primary addiction, secondhand addiction (also sometimes called codependency), or any other related mental health conditions are causing you distress and interfering with your normal activities, then now is the time to seek assistance through online therapy.
What is Online Therapy?
Also known as behavioral telehealth, telecounseling, and e-therapy, distance counseling is still counseling. It is really about using technology and a different level of communication skills in the therapy process. Sessions can occur through various platforms including:
- secure email
- secure chat
- confidential and secure video conferencing
- through virtual environments with avatars or
over the phone.
You Can Make Life Changes Through Distance Counseling
Similar to face to face therapy, online counseling can help you to:
- Explore your beliefs, feelings, and behaviors
- Provide specific strategies or techniques for changing your negative beliefs, unwanted thoughts, and challenging behaviors
- Identify the underlying causes of your symptoms of distress
- Work through your challenging or influential memories or events
- Increase your positive feelings such as gratitude, compassion, self-esteem, love, courage, and peace
- Facilitate permanent lifestyle changes
The first step in distance counseling is for you and the therapist to get to know each other. Building a relationship, especially in an online platform, helps to ensure trust and provide an environment that allows for personal growth. The second step will be to help you identify the goals you seek to accomplish. Then, using research driven effective methods, your distance counseling sessions will involve learning new information, active discussions, skills practice, and homework assignments that will encourage positive growth and life changes.
I’m a real human being who understands time constraints
Like you, I find I do not have enough hours in the day. Between work, family, and other commitments (including sleep!), I find it difficult to fit it all in to a 24 hour time period. I have sought therapy myself and currently use distance counseling personally. I understand how little time you already have in your day. I want to assure you that you don’t have to drop everything and go to someone’s office. The overwhelm does not have to increase in order for you to get help.
My goal in working with you will be to:
- Provide a safe, caring, and confidential environment
- Treat you like an individual, whole person with all your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and experiences
- Be impartial, a good listener, and genuinely have your best interests at heart
- Give you tools and strategies to help you overcome the challenges you are facing
- Support you in learning and practicing the skills you need to move forward in your life
If you are willing to do the work, I can promise you that together, we can help you take the next step you need to get your life back on track
You might not be ready to commit to working with me right now…
If you’re not ready to get in touch with an individual therapist quite yet, that’s totally OK. The truth is that the decision about who you’ll work with to make permanent life changes is a big one. I generally don’t recommend you make it without doing some research first.
For example, you might want to find out more about:
- My experience and qualifications
- What you can expect from working with me
- My approach to working with clients
And of course, if you have any specific questions, please just ask. I’d be happy to answer them.
If you are ready to move forward and seek online therapy, get in touch. Whatever your reason for needing distance counseling, I can help.