Online Therapy in New York, NY
Adapting therapeutic methods for the online medium was a natural progression for today’s world. Improving access, reducing anxiety-related fears, and initiating modifications to fit the individual’s environment are all massive positives in this shift. Read more below about this telehealth transition.
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What Is Online Therapy?
Our clinic offers video and over the phone therapy sessions. We apply the same ethos and goals to our online therapy as our in-person methods. Depending on your therapist, email correspondence is a possible outlet, allowing for more time to reflect on emotions and feelings before checking in. This “zone of reflection” applies to video and phone therapy as well, allowing for less perceived pressure in answering exploratory questions.
What Are The Benefits of Online Therapy?
Technology and therapy are not strangers, to say the least, and telehealth has been a supportive asset in the mental health world for a while now. Its importance is much more apparent in today’s climate, where if online services weren’t offered, people wouldn’t be able to seek help. The benefits of telehealth/telepsychology/teletherapy have been widely studied over the past few decades and countless trials have discovered that the use of online therapeutic services can be just as effective as in-person counseling and medicine. According to the Journal of Affective Disorder, The Cyberpsychology Journal, and The Journal of Behavior and Networking, even messaging therapy is as beneficial as traditional, face to face methods.
This advancement in the mental health field is a massive step for many individuals who did not have access to care, have chronic illnesses that prevent them from leaving their homes, and those who cannot afford a traditional route to psychiatric care. The benefits of utilizing online therapy, regardless of the COVID-19 context, are vast. Unnecessary stigma, unfortunately, is still attached to seeking mental health treatment, and having the option to receive treatment in your own home can be a major supportive factor in even getting help.
For many people, especially those with anxiety, depression, and trauma, receiving treatment in their own, safe space seems like a much more achievable and mentally do-able option than traveling to a therapist, being in an unknown environment for an extended period, and not having the freedom to dictate some of the smaller, comforting details. Using telehealth has also been shown to increase feelings of a more even playing field for the client, allowing discovery of the core issues much quicker. Alongside this, is an increased sense of anonymity that is oftentimes a major barrier towards digging into the actual roots of symptoms and mental health struggles. Our clinic aims to ensure a sense of horizontal learning and empathy throughout all of our online and in-person sessions and all interactions with you.
- Anxiety over an in-person conversation
- Leaving the house seems overwhelming (Agoraphobia)
- Your home feels safer to share emotions in
- You have a chronic illness that prevents you from traveling
- You have a hectic schedule
Remember, this is not a conclusive list.
- Couples Counseling
- Infidelity and Healing
- Premarital Counseling
- Eating disorders
- Barriers that online therapy removes
- Physical (chronic illness)
Healing is a complicated journey, not an impossible one. Opening your heart and mind to your own well-being will enlighten your path and reveal your destination.
Our goal with transferring most of our services to online methods is to maintain the same holistic and integrative experience as our face-to-face counseling. We merely reframe our approach to include tools and strategies that apply to today’s context and your added life stressors. Your mental health and growth are still the priority in our treatment, and we believe our individualized and mindful ethos still shines through our online-focused counseling.
Our Therapeutic Approaches
Your Counseling Experience
Each therapeutic experience is different, and each session can unlock helpful and new paths to explore in the healing process. The below are just to give you a general idea, hopefully instilling a bit of confidence and easing of any worry associated with seeking treatment.
- 45-minute sessions for individuals and 60-minute sessions for couples…generally, once a week
- Short-term work can last between 3-6 months, or whenever you feel you’ve reached the version of relationship you were seeking
- Long-term work also lasts as long as you need
How We Choose Your Therapist
- What you need to reach mental well-being
- Your personality and energy
- Your communication style
- Our therapist’s specialties, training, interests, and own lived experiences
- Our therapist’s approach and communication style
In the Meantime
Extensive research has found that these simplistic and mindful lifestyle changes have a drastic effect on daily life. Give them a shot if you need some immediate peace.
- Experiencing nature
- Conscious, deep breathing
- Maintain an active lifestyle
- Healthy diet