• Megan Logan

The Benefits of Online Therapy

As our world was turned upside down the last few years, majority of us have found ourselves adjusting and changing with it whether we wanted to or not. The pressures of these changes, the expectations from work, family and friends, and the general day-to-day demands have forced us to look at our priorities, and how we can best manage our lives. The weight of carrying continuous stress and anxiety can feel heavy and debilitating. Things keep piling up and this can leave us feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and not sure what to do.


These pressures, expectations and demands can add to our emotional and mental load. Many challenges people are facing today include stress and anxiety, depression, dealing with traumas, perinatal struggles, managing ADHD, endless to do lists that seem to keep getting bigger and bigger. It feels like the harder we work the more we should be able to get done but, for a lot of people, that just isn’t the case.


Sometimes the idea of making changes can be tough. Booking a session, taking time off work or away from your family to drive to your appointment can add on to your already heavy load. Online Therapy is a form of therapy that is designed to be offered to you in privacy and security of your own home. This means less driving time and more time for self-care and time for you!


Here are just a few benefits of turning to Online Therapy:


Availability:

Whether you live in a rural area that doesn’t have access to practitioners or are without access to transportation and/or dealing with other limitations to commute – online therapy removes those restrictions and barriers, allowing you the opportunity to access these services from the comfort of your own home.


More Specialty Options:

You are not restricted to just your city. Online counselling allows you to choose from a therapist across your province and country to find someone that best meets your needs and personality.


Confidentiality:

Because you can access your therapist from anywhere, you can enjoy a quality treatment from the privacy of your own home. You don't need to worry about crossing paths with someone you may know in the waiting room or physical office.


Social Distancing

With ongoing health concerns, online therapy allows you the option to practice social distancing without sacrificing your access to mental health services.


Our team at Evergreen Wellness provides confidential and accessible online counselling. Do not put off taking care of yourself! BOOK with one of our professionals today!


https://evergreenwellnesscentre.janeapp.com/



Further resources:

If you or someone you know is in immediate crisis or has suicide-related concerns, please call 1-833-456- 4566 toll free, 24/7 or visit talksuicide.ca

Kids Help Phone can also support you. Call 1-800-668-6868 (24/7) Text CONNECT to 686868. Live Chat (7 p.m. to midnight ET)


References:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/millennial-media/201901/14-benefits-teletherapy-clients

https://groupenroll.ca/telehealth-key-facts-about-virtual-healthcare-in-canada/





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