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If you’re struggling, reeling under the strain of everyday life, you probably need some consistent support. Therapy from qualified professionals can help you deal with different mental health concerns and related issues. A qualified therapist will understand the root cause of your problems, offer nuanced solutions, and help you get on a better path when it comes to mental health.
One of the best ways to deal with this is to attend online counseling. You don’t need to visit a therapist’s office or waste time on your commute. In most cases, online therapy is just as effective as traditional face-to-face therapy, which is why so many people have made the switch in recent years.
Comfort and Privacy
One of the biggest advantages of attending sessions with online therapists is that you can do so from the comfort of your home. You can lock yourself in your bedroom or some private space and just exchange messages with your therapist.
A therapist’s office provides a lot of privacy but online therapy offers a combination of privacy and anonymity. You don’t need to share your identity with the therapist if you don’t wish to. This is particularly helpful for people in high-risk situations that can’t afford to visit a therapist openly. Those with social anxiety sometimes find it easier to sell help this way.
Convenience and Accessibility
Attending sessions with an online therapist is both easy and convenient. As long as you have an internet connection and a device that can connect to the internet, you can access therapists online. You can benefit from a wide range of expertise even if you’re located in some remote region of your country.
This benefits people from small towns and villages where their options are limited. If you can’t find a therapist who can handle your mental health concern in your area, you can find them online. eTherapyPro is also more accessible to people with mobility issues or disabilities because you don’t need to visit the therapist’s office and can get therapy from the comfort of your home.
All of these factors make online therapy an appealing prospect for most patients. You can also try a few free therapy sessions to see if it works for you.
How can I learn to manage my social anxiety?
Working with a professional counselor is important to address your specific needs. However, in general, it’s important to think about your anxiety over time. You didn’t start out life with social anxiety. It developed slowly over years until it reached the point you are in now. That means it is possible to intentionally develop a new way of processing - and a lot faster. Your counselor can help you make this change.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors and they can help you put together a plan to address social anxiety.
How can I cope with my depression?
It’s important to discuss the specifics of your situation with a professional counselor but there are a few general things to consider. Depression is a lot like having your car stuck in the mud. You press down on the gas and you don’t go anywhere. A lot of people will try to set huge goals for themselves such as, “Starting tomorrow I am going to go to the gym every day.” That’s like stepping on the gas pedal. It’s a good goal but when you are depressed that’s going to be so difficult to pull off. So, try to set some really small and simple goals - ones you know you can easily achieve. 4 areas to focus in are diet, sleep, exercise, and access to nature. Anything you can do to make small and simples steps forward in these areas will help you get some positive momentum going. It’s like trying to slowly move your car inch by inch…once you are out of the mud then you can really start cruising.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors and they can create a treatment plan to achieve some of these goals and address the underlying issues causing your depression.
Do I really need therapy?
Lot’s of people ask this question. Whether or not anyone needs therapy is a really personal decision so the short answer is it sort of depends on what you are going through and how you feel about it. We make it easy to do a 3 day consultation so you can discuss your options with a counselor.
Here are some of the benefits of going to therapy with a professional counselor:
- They have training and education.
- They have experience and expertise.
- No judgment and a safe space to share.
This means that your counselor can take all of their interactions working with previous clients who had circumstances similar to yours and use it to help you navigate your situation.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss your situation and see if therapy makes sense for you.
What type of therapy do I need after a breakup?
That really depends on the issues you are struggling with and the recommendations by your counselor. It’s easy to setup a 3 day consultation and discuss your situation.
In general, a breakup is a significant loss that can come as a blow to your self-esteem. This means that usually counselors will, at a minimum, put together treatment suggestions to help you address the grief and pain that comes with the loss as well help you make some big investments in yourself to boost your self-esteem and self-love. While there are several different therapy options to do this Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) is one that might be suggesten.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss the history and breakup of your relationship and put a plan together to help you get the most out of your future.
How can therapy help someone cope with fertility issues?
This is a very deeply personal matter that can be discussed in a consultation with one of our counselors. Certainly, a lot of compassion, understanding, and experience are a good start. Challenges with fertility often present people with feelings of loss and inadequacy. They can often contribute to conflict in relationships. It’s best to discuss what challenges you are personally facing so your counselor can help you come up with a plan to help you cope and decide your next moves.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss your fertility challenges.
What kinds of questions are asked in couple’s therapy?
A lot of that depends on each unique situation but usually the counselor will start off by asking each person to share their perspectives on the challenges the couple is facing and their goals or hopes for the future of the relationship. It’s really important that each person has a voice and that the counselor understands where each is coming from and what they hope to achieve.
A lot of questions the counselor will ask will be designed to help the partners identify problems together, understand each other’s perspectives, and come up with some mutual guidelines to reach their shared goals.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss your situation and how therapy might be helpful.
Can counselors help with relationship problems?
The short answer is yes. By helping each person understand the perspective of the other this can help to reduce conflict. The counselor can then help partners figure out where they would like to see the relationship go in the future and take steps to get there. That said, it is important to discuss your unique relationship with a counselor to get more specific recommendations.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss your relationship problems.
How can I stop a PTSD episode / attack?
It’s important to discuss your circumstances with a counselor to get more specific recommendations but in general it is important to understand that once you are in the middle of a PTSD episode you may not be able to make it stop. Through help and counseling you can get to a place in your life in which these episodes no longer occur but until then it is important to learn how to mitigate their impact when they do. This is such a unique and challenging experience that it is difficult to share general comments other than to say that once you share your specific circumstances with a counselor they should be able to help you come up with some strategies to pass through your PTSD attacks in a way that makes them decrease more and more over time until they are mostly gone.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss your PTSD and symptoms.
Does couples therapy work after cheating?
Yes, but it depends. After cheating has occurred each person in the relationship has to decide what they want the future to look like. Sometimes they will decide to try and save the relationship and sometimes not. Either way it can be a very challenging experience and therapy can help. This is one situation in which prior experience with other people who have gone through cheating really allows your counselor to help you navigate the best way to accomplish your goals.
A common mistake many couples make is to try and “sweep it under the rug” or “just move on” from the cheating and “pretend like it never happened.” These strategies don’t work. Cheating is something that has to be addressed for both the person who did the betraying and the one who was betrayed. This isn’t easy but when couples face this situation together it can be one of the most powerful opportunities for growth of the individuals and the relationship.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss the cheating in your relationship and how best to move forward from here.
Is anxiety a genetic disorder?
The short answer is, no. That said, some people have more of a predisposition toward anxiety. There may be a genetic component to that or it may be that the environments of some families may be more conducive to anxiety. It’s probably a bit of both nature and nurture.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss anxiety in your family.
How can I stop feeling worthless?
First, so sorry you are feeling this way about yourself. You might be surprised to know that a lot of people feel worthless. It’s one of the most common negative self-images that people experience.
It’s best to discuss this with your counselor who will help you identify when and where this belief began and then help you challenge and change it.
Start a consultation with one of your counselors to discuss your situation and identify ways to improve the way you feel about yourself.
What is the best type of therapy for gender dysphoria?
If we have learned anything about gender over the last 20 years it is that one (or two) sizes do not fit all.The same is true for treatment. Each person’s journey in life is unique and their preferences for treatment might be different.
The important thing is to find a good fit with a therapist - someone who is willing to explore the therapeutic method that works best for you. Talk to your therapist about your situation and your goals then share your communication preferences and style. This will help the two of you discuss different therapeutic options and help you feel out which might be the best fit for you.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss your gender dysphoria and goals for the future.
How can counseling help with panic attacks?
There are lots of different ways that counseling can help with panic attacks. It’s important to discuss the unique nature of your circumstances with a counselor. You can do this by starting a consultation. The reason why this is important is that there are a lot of different ways people can experience panic attacks so it’s important for you to share a few detailed examples of your experience.
In general, it’s important to remember that panic attacks are something that build up gradually over time. They are a sure sign that something in your perceptions is misaligned. For example, you may perceive danger where there is none or an imminent health crisis when you have been cleared by doctors. The patterns that contributed and lead to your development of panic attacks is something that needs to be identified. Then your counselor can help you see things from a different angle and modify your response to anxiety - this should help you get different results. It will take some time but it is totally possible to overcome panic attacks.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors and share your anxiety experience with them.
How can a therapist help me improve my self-esteem?
The fact that you are here looking for answers to that question is a really good sign. It means that you are taking action to reach this goal. A good therapist can help you explore the challenges you are facing in your self-esteem and then present you with a plan to improve it.
Growing up, we all form loads of self-images, most of them are positive and helpful but some are very unhelpful. A therapist will help you identify those unhelpful beliefs about yourself and their source. Then they will help you through the process of challenging them and changing them for the better.
Start a consultation with one of our counselors to discuss the process of improving self-esteem.
Can I schedule live sessions?
Live sessions aren’t included in the consultation or the subscription. Some online counseling sites include “free” sessions with their subscription but they actually build the cost in and are priced considerably higher. But most people don’t actually use them. So instead of charging everyone for what only a few will use, we allow clients to purchase sessions separately at a competitive rate for live counseling. You can schedule a session right from your inbox!