Virtual Therapy: What You Need to Know and How to Get Started

In a world where everything can be ordered with a few clicks and delivered to your doorstep, it’s no surprise that virtual therapy is so popular. That’s right, welcome to the era of virtual therapy! Therapy feels like a priority to you, but with the schedule you’re keeping, there is just no way you can take the time away every week. But being able to engage in therapy from the comfort of your home, on your lunch break, or when your feeling like you may be coming down with a cold? Now it’s beginning to feel a little more doable.
Cat in therapy on couch

Now, you may be wondering, what’s the big deal with virtual therapy? Well, imagine this: no more rushing through traffic, desperately trying to make it to your therapy appointment on time. In other words, with online therapy, you get to say goodbye to that stress and simply log in from the cozy comfort of your home.

Ready to get started?

The first step is to find your perfect match in the online therapy world. Look for licensed therapists who are skills in the areas you’re wanting support in.

If you are seeking support for trauma or a stressful event, EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) or IFS (Internal Family Systems) may be great approaches for you. Look for trained or certified therapists who offer virtual sessions, like yours truly, Stephanie Brashear, a certified EMDR therapist and a level 1 IFS therapist. In addition, you can browse online directories or ask for recommendations from friends who’ve already hopped aboard the virtual therapy bandwagon. Therapy Den is one of my favorite online resources, comparatively EMDRIA.ORG and has many great options with trained clinicians!

Once you’ve found a clinician you think you may connect with, reach out to them, shoot them an email, or give them a call. Discuss your interest in virtual therapy, ask any burning questions you have, and schedule your first session. Remember, this is your journey to mental well-being, and you deserve someone who gets you and supports you every step of the way.

Online therapy opens up a world of options when it comes to choosing a therapist. You’re no longer limited to professionals within your immediate vicinity. With virtual therapy, you can explore a wider range of therapists, in order to find someone who aligns with your specific needs and preferences. Just remember that most states have laws restricting clinicians to only seeing client who are in the same state that they are licensed- so be sure to verify! Embrace the benefits of virtual therapy and experience a new level of convenience, accessibility, and support for your mental health journey. Reach out to a therapist who offers teletherapy services and take the first step towards improving your well-being. Your mental health deserves the convenience in addition to the effectiveness that virtual therapy provides.

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