Things are finally starting to open up again. Most people are getting vaccinated and the onset of the pandemic is growing faster behind us. So many of the face-to-face services that went virtual will remain. Therapy will be one of those of services. The pandemic showed us how much of our tasks can be done online without having to physically be in a building or office.
I always offered teletherapy, but as you can imagine with the pandemic, the amount of clients that chose teletherapy soared. I was very happy to see that my clients didn't allow the pandemic to stop them from taking care of their mental health needs. As you prepare for a post-covid world around you by getting back out there again, face-to-face, think about the things you can continue to do from the comfort of your own home. Therapy is definitely one of them!
If you've never experienced online therapy, here are 5 reasons why it's amazing!
There are a host of online therapy sites to help you choose the right therapist for you (Open Path Collective, Therapy for Black Girls, and My Tru Circle to name a few) taking away the stress of where to look for therapist that provide online sessions.
The one con to online therapy is that, if you're in a crisis situation, online therapy isn't the best option for you. Online therapists are at a distance making it difficult for them to respond fast enough. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or text "NAMI" to 741741. If it's an emergency, call 911 or going to your nearest crisis center is best.
Online therapy isn't for everyone. Some people prefer the face-to-face session and that's totally fine! As long as you are getting the help you need, the delivery method doesn't matter. Only you can decide if online therapy works best for you and your situation.