Many people find turning to the Internet for online counseling to be a great way to deal with their problems. Like in traditional counseling, online counseling provides individuals with direct access to experienced professionals. In addition, online counseling is convenient, effective, and affordable and most of all available 24 hours a day, from the privacy of your own home.
Reasons to use online phone or Ecounseling
- You have a very busy schedule and have difficulty making a face-to-face appointment.
- You live in an area where there are few or no therapists available to address your particular concern.
- You have a fear of going out into public and would be more comfortable receiving counseling online.
- You have privacy concerns and are uncomfortable that someone might see you at a therapist’s office.
- You want access to a therapeutic medium (such as email counseling) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- You are disabled or physically incapacitated, and making the trip to a therapy office is limiting your ability to get counseling services.
- You feel you would have a greater degree of privacy and safety by engaging with a therapist from the comfort of your own home or office.
- You are concerned that talking about your issues face to face could be embarrassing or intimidating
Advantages to online phone or Ecounseling
- Convenient – You don’t have to travel to your appointments, saving you time and money.
- Comfortable – You can engage in your counseling session from the comfort of your own home.
- Affordable – As our overhead is lower, the fees for phone counseling are less than an office session
- Emotionally safe – It is difficult to decide to enter into a counseling relationship and face difficult issues. Some people find it easier to take this step and to open up about their issues when they are protected by the distance and anonymity provided by the internet or the phone.
- Anonymous – One fear that keeps people from going to a counseling office is that they may run into someone they know. These are not issues when engaging in internet or phone counseling.