The COVID-19 pandemic has, and continues to lead to social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. Mental Health needs has become huge issue. It is seen that health care providers are confronted with major challenges in delivery of care. The ‘new normal’ due to the COVID-19 crisis has redirected counselors to adapt their practice to offer sessions remotely.
Online therapy, or Teletherapy, is not new . Nevertheless, it’s booming nowadays. More than ever, being able to access online mental health therapy is so important because so many people have been affected by stress, feeling of isolation and self-isolation measures.
Online, or Remote Counseling can be an amazing and worthwhile support system to many. Find out how to make the most of it. Consider these important tips as you make your transition to Remote Counseling :
Find out a safe space and intentional time for therapy: One of the best thing about online therapy is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. Try to be alone or if you are self-isolating with another person, ask them to wear a headphone or walk outside while you are doing your therapy session.
Treat your online therapy as a real face-to-face session: Make sure you are prepared, presentable and ready, which will help you to feel how you usually would when attending a therapy session. By following these steps you can stay connected to the outside world which, in itself, can boost your mood and wellbeing.
Try to be flexible with the format of your therapy: In teletherapy, counselors may use various platforms , such as Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime, or just by phone. Sometimes a reassuring voice at the other end of the call is sufficient, if you are tech-averse! Good to experiment some of them!
At MindCare Center, clients and patients can benefit from receiving experienced, supportive care given from a broad mental and holistic healthcare perspective. To get more information on online therapy, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Remember, if you are self-isolating yourself, or struggling with mental or emotional issues, you don’t have to go it alone. Now is the time to get the help online!