“Meanings are not determined by situations. We determine ourselves by the meanings we ascribe to situations.” Alfred Adler
A new year causes many to reinvest in shocks, their homes, family, their careers, education, and physical health. Not many focuses on their mental health as their first priority. Continuing with this
thought, it’s best to understand the benefits of investing in yourself and why I believe you should do so from an online perspective.
Online therapy offers many benefits to people who are not able to go out in the real world due to factors such as time constraints, social anxiety, or other issues. As a result, online therapy offers such a beneficial platform to many. As an example, therapy is conducted with the use of online video programs and phone calls. It can be done at any hour of the day or night. You also have your own therapist that you can work with on an individual basis.
Secondly, online therapy offers a level of anonymity that is not available when attending face-to-face therapy sessions in person. This is especially helpful for people who are embarrassed about their mental health issues, especially if they are living in a small town where everybody knows everyone else’s business!
How Do I Find a Good Online Therapist?
There are a lot of things to consider before choosing the right online therapist. If you are looking for help with anxiety or depression, it is important to decide what you want from your therapy sessions. As an example, do you want someone who offers online counseling only, or would you prefer live sessions as well? The person should have professional experience in either being licensed in mental health or at least a Master’s level Degree. They should have experience talking about emotional problems, be patient and supportive, and have the ability to empathize with what they are going through.
If your goal is to just talk about how you’re feeling but not actually address any issues, it’s better to just mention that at the beginning of your session. Hopefully, over time you can address the avoided issues. Before you start your search, it is important to know your needs. What are you looking for? Do you want someone who shares your beliefs? Or somebody who will be quick to prescribe medication? It's important that before you start looking for someone, that you know what kind of therapist would fit your needs best.
The first step of online therapy is to set up an agreement with your therapist about what you would like to work on and how often you would like sessions. Therapists use different methods for online therapy, so it's important to ask questions about their approach before you settle on one.
NuWell Counseling Services will be glad to walk you through these steps. Once you sign up, a personal therapist will be assigned to you. This person will be by your side from the beginning to the end. The therapists at NuWell Counseling Services have a wide range of credentials (academic degrees, licenses, or certifications) and many hours of hands-on experience. Call NuWell Counseling Services and schedule a free consultation with one of our online counselors. We will help you take advantage of the benefits of online counseling while reinvesting back into yourself! We’re here to have you THRIVE!