Why Choose eTalkTherapy?
When problems arise people turn to their laptops, tablets or smartphones for information and guidance. The Internet has created a space where assistance is readily available, changing the way people obtain knowledge, connect with others, and seek professional help.
Now more than ever, we are facing serious challenges in our daily lives. We long for purpose and meaning while all too often resorting to negative thinking and destructive behaviors to answer life’s questions and challenges. We often feel stuck, lost, isolated and disconnected from ourselves and others. Are you experiencing an issue with one or more of the following:
- Anxiety or Constant Worry
- Sadness or Low Mood
- Grief and Loss
- Adjusting to College Life
- Empty Nest
- Low Self-Esteem or Poor Confidence
- Life Transitions
- Job Burnout
- Loss of Meaning
- Relationship or Marital Problems
- Overwhelming Stress
- Postpartum Depression
Live Video Sessions These are 30 or 60 minute scheduled sessions that take place on a HIPPA secure video site. We can also incorporate couples into video sessions.
Phone Sessions These are secure 30 or 60 minute scheduled phone calls.
Email Counseling This is a regular exchange of back and forth email messages throughout the day and/or evening through a HIPPA secure site. You can message your therapist with questions or concerns, and he or she will be available to respond at least once per day. This option features One Week of Unlimited Emails. (Guaranteed reply at least every 24 hours, except Sundays.) Many prefer this method as it allows you and your therapist the ability to slowly work through and explore issues and situations throughout the week, and at times that are most convenient for you. And, it is great way to be able to look back over past messages for future reference. Your therapist will respond to email messages Monday through Saturday.
In most cases, eTalkTherapy (owned and operated in Pennsylvania) is a helpful and meaningful alternative to a traditional office visit as it creates a level of anonymity that gives you the freedom and ability to address tough issues that might otherwise leave you feeling uncomfortable, anxious, vulnerable or disconnected in an office setting. Online therapy is growing in popularity and has research to back it up. eTalkTherapy is affordable, easy to use, secure, and fits easily into most budgets!
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What are the Benefits of eTalkTherapy?
- Convenience and Affordability.
eTalkTherapy is affordable and convenient. Since you attend sessions online, on the phone or on email from the comfort of your home, dorm room or office, you can schedule your therapy sessions for times that are the most convenient for you and your busy schedule.
- eTalkTherapy Makes Counseling Accessible.
eTalkTherapy offers easy access for college students, stay-at-home parents, business travelers, retirees, busy professionals, new parents, those living in rural or remote areas, as well as those living with anxiety, depression or physical illnesses or limitations. It can be an important tool to help you learn more about your psychological health. Even if you feel like your mental well-being is strong, online counseling can help you become psychologically stronger. You can learn more about your behaviors and coping strategies that will lead to better psychological health.
Is eTalkTherapy Effective?
Distance communication between a therapist and a client is not a new concept. Even Sigmund Freud used written correspondence extensively to communicate with his clients. Counseling of any kind, including online counseling, does have certain limitations; one of the key concerns is its credibility. Many people wonder if online counseling services can ever live up to the benefits of a traditional office visit. The answer for many is “yes.” Evidence now suggests that online therapy and counseling may have the same level of effectiveness as a traditional office visit. In a study published in the World Journal of Psychiatry, clients receiving mental health treatment through video conferencing reported “high levels of satisfaction.”
Is Online Counseling Ethical?
Many ask the question “Is this ethical?” The answer is “Yes.” Numerous professional organizations in the counseling industries acknowledge the ethics of online counseling or have worked to redefine the standards to ensure safety and privacy. These organizations include the American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association and the National Board for Certified Counselors.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines Tele-Health as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long distance healthcare.
What Isn’t Appropriate for Online Counseling?
eTalkTherapy can be useful and helpful for most, but online counseling is not appropriate for people who are seeking ongoing treatment for a severe or complicated clinical diagnosis or are experiencing persistent suicidal or homicidal thoughts or acts. If it is determined during our sessions that your case is not appropriate for online counseling in any form, you will be given information on resources in your area if applicable. We do not provide assistance or paperwork for disability claims, legal matters or legal disputes.