Can I Do Therapy Online

Seventy-six percent of Americans now think psychological health is just as important as physical health — and yet they struggle to get therapy, according to one study. Some of the reasons include limited access and a lack of options.

Now, the good news: Online counseling makes getting help much easier. Not only does seeing a therapist online eliminate the hassle of traffic, drive time, and parking, but it allows you to choose from a wider range of providers. The set-up is simple, it works just as well as traditional therapy.

Benefits Online Therapy

Most people think of counseling as taking place on a comfy couch in a therapist’s office, but things are rapidly changing. With today’s technology, online counseling is becoming much more popular. Why? The benefits are just too good to ignore. Since we’ve begun online counseling sessions at Orange County Health Psychologists, we’ve been extremely pleased with how effective and rewarding it has been. If you think you might be interested in online counseling or have questions about how it works, call us now at 949.528.6300. 

In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the biggest benefits of online counseling and why you might want to give it a try (if you haven’t already).

Is online counseling effective

Sometimes when you need to talk to a therapist, life gets in the way. You could be so busy that you only have time during your lunch hour. Or, there could be reasons why you can’t easily leave the house, such as childcare issues or the current lockdown restrictions because of COVID-19. Online counseling is an obvious solution — but if you’re like anyone else, you might be wondering, does it really work?

In a word, yes. Several studies have shown that online counseling is just as effective as in-person therapy.

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We all know what traditional therapy looks like — but how does online counseling work? This question might be on your mind, especially as we all shelter in place to protect ourselves and our communities from COVID-19. Not being able to travel to a therapist’s office is a significant concern for many people, making online counseling even more important than ever. 

Thankfully, with today’s technology, speaking to your therapist online is not only more convenient, but also just as effective as in-person therapy, according to several studies.

Below, we’ll take a quick look at how online counseling works — from the initial set-up to how to get the most benefit from your online sessions.

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Battling an anxiety disorder is tough on its own. But in the midst of a global pandemic (COVID-19), it can be very difficult. 

Just like the virus affects different groups of people physically, it also does so mentally. If you already have an anxiety disorder, not only do you worry about you and your family getting sick, but you may experience a deeper level of fear. Unhealthy behavioral and thinking patterns can get worse (or reemerge, if you had managed your condition previously). 

Here’s a look at how coronavirus fears may affect you depending on your condition — as well as tips to help you get through it.