Have you heard of phone therapy sessions? Are you considering online counseling for yourself or someone you love?
Now, more than ever, it is common to access a counselor or therapist using technology and phones. Thanks to the Internet, you don’t have to visit a therapist’s office to talk through issues that are troubling you. Seeking guidance and help can happen wherever you are from whatever location you choose.
Sometimes referred to as online therapy, phone therapy, distance therapy, or web therapy, this type of counseling is simply a way to approach psychological services remotely. There are many reasons why people choose phone therapy and there have even been reports that therapy by phone may be a better option for some individuals who are looking for a way to improve their lives.
Phone Therapy Is Convenient
One of the main benefits of phone therapy and online therapy is the convenience of being able to access psychological services from wherever you are. Remote access means you can talk to a counselor or therapist when traveling away from home or when you are at home, which can be especially useful for individuals who have trouble with mobility or feel more comfortable in their own homes than in a therapist’s office. This can also be an asset for people who don’t live near services. For instance, if someone needs someone to talk to but lives in a rural community.
Other Benefits of Remote Therapy
Counselors and therapists providing distance therapy may choose to use phones, online chat services, or email. Using these technology tools, professionals can communicate with individuals who are experiencing struggles and looking for solutions.
Often, prefer phone therapy. This is because they are more at ease sharing personal, private thoughts when they are not sitting in front of another person in an office environment. It is accessible to people, allowing them to speak about their problems from their homes, at the time they want, in the setting that makes them comfortable.
Online therapy can be an easy, convenient, and affordable way to access help with mental health issues. If you are comfortable with technology, or are open to learning how to use current technology to your benefit, phone therapy could be a solution for you.
If you are feeling anxious and unhappy, but are unsure what to talk about during a session, know that is normal. Talking with a counselor or a therapist is a process. A way to uncover what is troubling you. Talk about what you want improve or what you think can be improved. From there, the professional you are working with can provide paths to achieve those aims.
For instance, maybe you wish you enjoyed activities as much as you did in the past. Or maybe you find yourself focusing on regrets and are unsure how to move forward. Each situation is unique. Help is available, there is no need to suffer in silence.
Kendall Van Blarcom is a senior helping seniors. Contact Van Blarcom Consulting today for help with your personal problems. Or, reach out to provide support for an older adult in your life.