Everyday things are changing. There are so many more options to get help in today’s world than there used to be many years ago. Did you know they have counseling online? It would make sense considering all of the other things we can do online. There are site where you can actually talk with a mental health professional, right in the comfort of your own home. This is especially great for people who have disabilities and have trouble getting out to seek counseling or therapy.
Before you ditch your therapist, there are a few downfalls to online counseling. As of right now, insurance companies will not cover this type of treatment, but hopefully in the future they will. Some sites will offer low payments that are similar to a co-payment. There is also a concern for the privacy involved with online counseling, which could be compromised. If you already have a therapist, but feel you need extra help from time-to-time, this could be a benefit for you.
There are also many online groups that offer support. Alcoholics Anonymous offers online support and you can even work with other people who are working on their 12 steps. You can even find support groups for nutrition, grief, addiction, and much more. In my opinion, I don’t think you should stop getting any help that is already benefiting you, but if you need additional support, these places can help. As always, keep in mind, we’re always here to help too. You can email us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some links to online counseling and support groups:
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