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Online Therapy: 3 Reasons Why It Is for You

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have an online therapy session?

If you have, this article will identify 3 reasons why you should consider online therapy.

Everyone can use a little extra support in today’s busy and complicated world. Often, what is most needed, is the kind of support that only a therapist can provide.

Sharing the most intimate details of your life requires courage and the willingness to be vulnerable. So, finding a professional you trust is one of the most important factors when deciding to start therapy.

When you think of meeting with a therapist, you probably think about driving to an office and sitting face to face with someone.

However, there are many reasons why traditional face-to-face, in-person sessions no longer meet the needs of everyone interested in starting therapy. 

Thankfully, more and more therapists are getting trained in providing online therapy; the option of having therapy sessions from the comfort of your own home while experiencing quality services.

If you have considered online therapy or are curious as to whether this type of service would benefit you in your life…

Here are 3 reasons why online therapy is for you:

1. You work the same hours that most therapy offices are open

This is a very common reason why many people who consider attending therapy, never end up doing so; it’s too hard to find time in one’s busy work week to meet with a therapist in person during their office hours.

Not to mention the amount of time, gas, and energy it takes to drive to and from their office. 

Online therapy resolves this issue.

It allows you to open your computer during a morning break, lunchtime or when you get home after a long day and connect with your therapist in the privacy and comfort of your own home or office.

No more commuting or trying to schedule time after work! The reduction in stress from eliminating these factors makes keeping  therapy appointments much easier and allows therapy to be what it is intended to be: a source of comfort, guidance and support in your life.

2. You live in a town that has limited or no access to mental healthcare

Many smaller towns or rural areas do not have mental health therapists available for in person visits. The closest therapist can often be more than a 30-minute drive away.

If  you are lucky enough to have therapists who practice in your area, the options are limited. Small-town therapists usually have a full practice, or they do not specialize in the area in which you are needing support.

Expand your options by connecting with a therapist online and never worry about how far away you live from the therapist who is right for you.

By seeing a therapist online, you can save hours that you would have spent in the car traveling to receive care.

And you can connect with a therapist who specializes in what you need

3. My partner and I live in different cities and want to do couples therapy

Long distance relationships can be tough with a unique set of challenges.

When couples decide that they may need some outside support for their relationship, commuting to a city in between their two locations for a session adds yet another challenge for the couple to endure.

Eliminate the extra stressor by finding an online therapist and meeting via a secure online video connection!

You and your partner can instantly connect with each other and a therapist without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.

Rather than deciding that therapy is not accessible to you or feeling that it is not a viable option at this time in your life, embrace the options that technology offers.

In expanding your ideas of how therapy should look, you are allowing more opportunities to benefit your health, improve and strengthen your marriage, and create the relationship you desire.

There’s no need to wait any longer. Ryan Couples Therapy is now offering online therapy to couples in Puget Sound and throughout Washington State This is for anyone whose life and schedule does not match the traditional in-office approach to quality therapy.

You deserve the support that you are seeking. You deserve a marriage that thrives.

I’m the online therapist at Ryan Couples Therapy.

If you want to learn more, you can take a look at My story and training here to learn more about how I practice. 

Get started with online therapy today.

And Peace in the Journey.

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Crystal Cressey

Crystal Cressey, MA LMFT. Crystal received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. Crystal also received specialized training in The Gottman Method and The Developmental Model for Couples at the Couples Institute in Menlo Park, Calif. She is a Level 3 Gottman Trained Couple’s Therapist and focuses primarily on couples work.

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