Q: I’ve never talked to anyone about my personal issues, I usually handle things on my own. Does this mean I am weak because I am seeking therapy?
A: This means you’re actually ready for change. True strength is knowing there is an issue and taking steps towards solving this issue shows growth. Everyone needs help at some point in their lives. You already have some strengths that you have used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In working together, I will help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now
Q: What is the difference between talking to you instead of my best friend?
A: The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing your business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Q: I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
A: I am so glad you are committed to getting the most out of your sessions. You can help by actively participating and dedicating yourself to your healing process. This is your investment.
Q: What are the benefits from online therapy?
A: One of the most important benefits of online therapy which is also known as telehealth is its accessibility. You no longer have boundaries to seeking counseling in the city where you reside. Connecting with a therapist online widens your choices to find the best match for your needs. It is efficient, if you work full time chances are your time is limited, with online therapy you can schedule on the go for a time that is convenient for you. Privacy and Confidentiality plays an important role as well. Online therapy providers uses HIPAA compliant platform to ensure confidentiality. If you have any additional questions regarding if online therapy is right for you, contact us today for a 20 minute phone consultation.