What’s better for you, Online therapy or in-person therapy?
Life can be full of challenges, but getting counseling doesn't have to be one of them. Online therapy removes the obstacles between you and the mental health care you deserve.
There are so many benefits to choosing telehealth to take care of your mental health needs. Online therapy allows you to get high-quality counseling from the comfort of your surroundings. Thus, making therapy much more accessible.
Other Benefits of Online Therapy Include:
Access to care:
You may live in a rural part of Virginia with limited access to mental health care. Online therapy allows you to see any therapist licensed in your state via telehealth. Furthermore, our team of psychologists at Equipoise Teletherapy is licensed through PSYCPACT. That means that they can help clients living in:
- New Hampshire
For example, if you live in North Carolina you can see a psychologist licensed in Missouri or Texas.
Meeting With an Online Therapist
You can meet your therapist over the computer. So, you don't have to worry about scheduling issues. Online therapy can also fit into your schedule well because you don't have to worry about a commute. This allows for much more flexibility in scheduling. For example, you can meet with a skilled therapist for 45-minutes during your lunch break.
Furthermore, some therapists offer evening and/or weekend appointments to increase scheduling flexibility.
At Equipoise Teletherapy we specialize in offering high-quality online therapy. It is our goal to meet your mental health needs. Our therapists offer to counsel for the following concerns:
Online therapy is easy to use:
You may be concerned about your ability to use the technology needed to meet with your therapist. Don't worry, it's very simple. All you need is a smart device and an internet connection. You can use your smartphone, tablet, or your computer for an online therapy session. Then, you locate and click on the link provided and you'll be all set.
Do you find yourself asking rather or not you should meet with a therapist in person or online? If so, there are some important things to consider.
Privacy during your online therapy session is something you need to think about. If you are doing a Telehealth appointment you want to make sure your space is private where no one can hear you. One way to do this is to find a time to meet with a therapist when no one else is around. Or you could consider using a white noise machine to drown out the noise of your session. This prevents others from hearing what you're talking about. Additionally, you want to ensure that someone will not walk into the room that you are in.
You also want to make sure you feel safe and comfortable in the space that you are in. Make sure you're in a place where you will feel comfortable. This is crucial for opening up to your therapist and addressing the issues you're experiencing.
You also want to make sure you have a reliable internet connection. If your internet is not reliable, Telehealth may not be the best option. It's very hard to connect with your therapist and maintain progress if your internet goes in and out.
Last, it is important to silence your cell phones. This will help you stay focused on what you're discussing during your session. Minimizing distractions allows you to make progress in counseling quicker. If you're using your smartphone for your session, that's fine. Simply silence your notifications.
When speaking with your therapist you want to be open. Share any concerns you may have about Telehealth. Discuss if in-person or online therapy is the better fit. Your therapist can talk to you more about the pros and cons of both options.
Begin Online Therapy in Virginia
No matter where you are in the state of Virginia, our trained therapists would be happy to support you. Online therapy allows you to heal from the comfort of home, and our online counseling practice will be with you throughout your journey. To start online therapy in Virginia, please follow these steps:
- Contact Equipoise Teletherapy
- Meet with a trained therapist
- Begin fitting therapy into your busy schedule.
Other Counseling Services Offered at Equipoise Teletherapy
Online therapy in Virginia isn't the only service offered by Equipoise. Our Chicago, IL-based therapy practice offers online therapy in Texas, Pennsylvania, and all other PSYPACT states. Other therapy services include emotional eating, depression treatment, treatment for addictions, nutrition counseling, and unwanted behaviors. Please contact us if you have any other questions or concerns about online therapy.