When we talk about the benefits of online therapy, we usually think about the obvious practical ones. You save time and money on the commute, you can fit your session more easily into your busy day, you can have therapy while dinner is in the oven. Arguably even more important, however, are the more intangible benefits that you can get from receiving therapy through the computer.
A more familiar environment
As therapists, we try to make all our clients feel as comfortable as possible. Everything from the couch to the artwork is chosen to make the office a welcoming place. However, the truth is that some people just don’t feel able to open up in that environment. Having the option to sit in the location where you feel most comfortable can be just the opportunity you need. If you’ve tried therapy before, but felt inhibited and unable to express your thoughts and desires, it’s well worth giving online therapy a try.
A more natural environment
While some people find it hard to open up and explore their mind in the therapist’s office, others face the opposite problem. Therapy works great. They feel that they have made real progress and are getting a handle on their issues. However, when they try to put what they have learned into practice, it doesn’t work. The problem might be that the office has become a kind of artificial safe space where you become almost a different person. That might feel great for an hour, but you have to live the rest of your life in the real world. Online therapy can be a chance to receive treatment in an environment where you feel like the real you.
Reach out today
I would never say that online therapy is right for everyone, for some people the therapist’s couch is exactly what they need. To find out what might be the best way of getting on the road to happiness, call me today or fill out the contact form.