Why Choose eTalkTherapy?
When problems arise today 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 can feel stuck, lost, and disconnected from ourselves and others. Are you or a loved one experiencing an issue with one or more of the following:
- Anxiety or Constant Worry
- Sadness or Low Mood
- Grief and Loss
- Low Self-Esteem or Poor Confidence
- Life Transitions
- Loss of Meaning
- Relationship or Marital Problems
- Overwhelming Stress
In these cases, eTalkTherapy may be 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, vulnerable or disconnected in an office setting.
What are the Benefits to eTalkTherapy?
- Convenience and Affordability.
Online counseling is affordable and convenient. Since you will be attending sessions online in the comfort of your own home, you can schedule your therapy sessions for times that are the most convenient for you and your busy schedule.
- eTalkTherapy Makes Counseling Accessible.
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. eTalkTherapy also offers easy access for college students, stay-at-home parents, veterans, those living in rural or remote areas, as well as those living with physical illnesses or limitations.
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.” Online counseling is not for everyone, but it is a viable option, and should be taken into consideration as you choose your path to wellness.
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?
- Serious Psychiatric Illnesses.
- Suicidal or Homicidal Thoughts.
- This service is not for anyone under the age of 18.
- Disability Claims or Legal Matters and Disputes.
eTalkTherapy can be useful and helpful for most, but not when it comes to more serious and chronic psychiatric illnesses that require close and direct treatment. Online counseling is not appropriate for people who are seeking ongoing treatment for a complicated diagnosis or are experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts. If it is determined during our sessions that your case is not appropriate for online counseling, you will be given information on resources in your area if applicable.