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58 Y.O. / Female

Michelle Admine

Ph.D, M.A., M.S., Author, Life Coach
Certified Life Coach
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Online Therapy: How it Can Help

Life changes can take their toll. Sometimes family conflict, a new job -- or the loss of a job, addiction, or other changes can cause severe stress and real problems. Many believe we're supposed to be able to figure everything out by the time we're adults, but that expectation just adds to the stress and sense of failure. How can we figure anything out when we may have no experience or professional training with the problem? To make matters worse, our resilience can be stressed to the breaking point, leaving us wondering if we have the strength to continue.

It's situations like these where online therapy and the right online therapist can make all the difference.

Online Therapy is Convenient & Private

A lot of people won't consider therapy because of the perceived stigma and concern others may find out we're seeking help. We worry no matter how careful we are, someone will see us going into the therapist's office and what impact it will have on us either personally or professionally.

Unfortunately, this overbearing concern then affects our lives because we don't seek the help we need when we most need it, which translates into nothing being resolved and a repetitive cycle of bad things happening in our lives.

Many employers today provide for counseling in their employee benefits, but still so few people will take advantage of the available counseling and therapy because they're afraid the boss will find out. Therefore, our work may continue to suffer because of unresolved problems.

This is where online therapy can really help. When you find a therapist who specializes in the area you're having problems, you can participate in your online therapy session from the privacy of your own home and no one else has to know.

Online Therapy is Objective

There are times when you feel you just can't go to a friend or loved one for advice. They may be too involved in your life to be objective. Their reactions will be based on their emotions toward you and toward the situation you are in. While their response may be honest, it probably won't be a well-balanced analysis of your situation as they may not have any training or experience regarding what you are going through. You may also worry about how your friend will treat you or others involved once they know about your problem.

An online therapist, however, can be objective in your situation. A therapist has extensive training and experience to help you with your problems. You can talk to your therapist and tell him or her everything and you won't have to deal with the emotional backlash you might experience in talking about it with a family member or friend. Private matters you share with a therapist will not affect the way he treats you or your loved ones. This professional third-party view of your situation can provide you with an unbiased assessment and practical steps and tools for dealing with situations in your own life.

Online Therapists are Skilled

We all wish at some point we would arrive, and stay at, a place in our lives where things are all going well. Unfortunately, we never truly arrive at that place as life is an ongoing process of changing and growing. It seems like life is going great, and then something comes along to mess it all up. This happens to all of us at some point. Each of us develops our own way of dealing with these difficult times. However, our coping skills may not always work for us since: Some people are better equipped to deal with depression.

  • A child with learning disorders does not simply need "more motivation."
  • Life transitions are not automatically smooth and successful.
  • Internet addiction is not just fixed with a full-time job.
  • A child with developmental disorders may not just "grow out of it."
  • So many times, folk wisdom oversimplifies complex situations.

Medical science has grown exponentially in the last decades and we understand more than ever about how the human body and mind develop. A trained online therapist will be up-to-date with these scientific findings and will know how to use that knowledge to help you. Getting an expert opinion is a part of making wise decisions about how to best deal with your current difficulties.

Online therapists are trained in diagnosing the actual underlying problem. Are you afraid you or a loved one has a problem? Talk to an online therapist. He or she will help you determine if this is a temporary problem or something more serious. You can also get expert help on how to deal with these problems. Things really can get better if you talk to someone trained in coping strategies.

Contact an online therapist today to get counseling, advice, and even a diagnosis right in your home. Secure, private, and effectual, online therapy makes it possible to get the counseling or therapy you need in the privacy of your own home.