7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Online Therapy

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I know many of you live in rural areas where there aren’t many therapists available, or you have to wait on year long waiting lists only to see someone for 6 or 8 sessions. That’s why online therapy exists! So bridge those gaps and make therapy available to all who need it.

7 ways to get the most out of online therapy!

1. Have your main issues or symptoms written down so that you don’t forget to bring them up.
2. Schedule your sessions at a good time. Make sure you have a good internet connection, and you won’t be interrupted.
3. Choose your therapist carefully! Making sure we get that good “fit” with our therapist is so very important, so don’t keep seeing someone if you don’t like them.
4. Create a treatment plan (or at least a list of goals for therapy). This not only keeps you and your therapist on track but it can even remind you of how far you have come.
5. Make sure your therapy is sustainable! Time wise and money wise. That’s why online therapy is great. It is more cost effective, and you can do it from wherever you are.
6. Say whatever you are thinking! I know this sounds really hard, but holding back in therapy only slows your progress. If you don’t feel like you can talk to your therapist, they may not be the right fit. Make sure you feel okay opening up a bit and even talking about your thoughts on therapy itself!
7. Do your homework! In therapy we will often give you some things to try in between sessions. We don’t do this to be cruel or to keep you busy. We have you try these things to see how you do, what’s helping versus what’s not, and move your closer to your goals. So please try to do them, and let us know how it went.

I hope this was helpful! Happy World Mental Health Day! Please share! The more we talk about mental health the less of a stigma there will be. xox

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