Teletherapy , online therapy, video counseling, are all synonymous with a relatively new way of delivering counseling services using technology. A quick entry into a google search bar will show that video based counseling is by no means a newfangled, untested approach to counseling. While services run the spectrum of everything from intensive live video (like Journey Clinical Services) to text/chat support coaching, it is easy to see that people are interested in accessing mental health care online. This really speaks to the need that people want counseling that is convenient. It simply utilizes technology and brings the counselor into your home or work place, or car, where it is convenient and private for you. Some key things to know about video counseling are:
Other key benefits to video counseling to consider:
It was too much. I thought there had to be a better way. I know there are other people like me. Other people who desperately want counseling for themselves or for a family member, but do not have the time for a 50 minute session, an hour round trip drive, and childcare for their kids while they are there. So often others find they are between a rock and a hard place of knowing counseling could be beneficial, but are simply unable to meet the demands that it requires, along with everything else. With online counseling like Journey Clinical Services, you need a high speed internet connection (wifi or 4g), privacy and 50 minutes. You can have a live, face to face video counseling session from your couch or kitchen table at home while your child naps, or from your office on your smart phone during your lunch break or from your car while your kid is in soccer practice. It makes counseling as convenient as possible. Online counseling aims to fits into your life, rather than asking you to fit your life around counseling.
Online counseling provides a great alternative to in-office counseling and is another avenue that enables us to get the help we need. I see clients who reside anywhere in Alabama, from the convenience of thier work and/or home. I'm happy to answer any question(s) you have about online counseling in general or as it pertains specifically to Journey Clinical Services. I'm here to help.