Online Therapy: Does it Work?
We live in a fast-paced go, go, go world. We want more time but can never seem to find it, which, in the long-term can affect our health. The online world, however, opens up a plethora of ways to squeeze out more time in our already crunched day to shop, exercise and even have a therapy session. One such company that is paving the way for online therapy is ThriveTalk. Through this online platform they are connecting people in need of mental health support with highly skilled and vetted therapists who provide impactful therapy through their secure online system. They are also passionate about whole-person wellness, which we were very intrigued to learn more about. Read on to discover more about their online therapy platform and how it could work for you:
Wellness Patterns: How did the idea for Thrivetalk come about?
ThriveTalk: Online therapy (and telehealth in general) is the new frontier of receiving mental health services. Online therapy enables clients all over the world to increase their access to services and provides a more comprehensive care experience. ThriveTalk initially came about as a solution to serve clients in our other brands, primarily veterans and individuals who are disabled. We have since created a comprehensive and easy-to-use online platform that enables clients to connect globally with highly skilled therapists for ongoing therapy.
On a personal level, I’ve been passionate about online therapy for the last 5 years after seeing how much more impactful ongoing communication can be with clients. When a client has a video or phone session from the comfort of their own home, they are often much more willing to open up and thus, they can make gains faster towards reaching their therapeutic goals. From the perspective of a therapist, building an online private practice is a terrific way to be of service and build a business, while also offering a freedom-based lifestyle.
Wellness Patterns: How does it work?
ThriveTalk: Clients can visit ThriveTalk.com and click “get started” to take our intake survey and they will be automatically connected with a therapist who will schedule them for their first session. We offer package plans which include both text-based and video or phone sessions, or they can schedule individual appointments with their therapist.
Wellness Patterns: How does it differ from a traditional therapist?
ThriveTalk: The biggest difference is how the services are received (from the comfort of wherever you may be!), but the impact is the same as in-person session in terms of making long-lasting changes in your life. In fact, because online therapists are often in touch with clients between sessions, which is unusual for a traditional therapist, many clients find that they feel more supported than they had in previous traditional experiences.
Wellness Patterns: How do you find the therapists to work with?
ThriveTalk: Visit our website and let us do the work for you. We will connect you with a therapist who is licensed in your state so that you can get started right away.
Wellness Patterns: Anything else to add?
ThriveTalk: ThriveTalk.com is a completely secure and HIPAA compliant way to receive mental health services. If you feel you may benefit from seeing a therapist, I encourage you to give it a try. If you use the coupon code READYTOTHRIVE you can get 35% off your first session.
Haley Neidich, LCSW is the Senior Director of Clinical Development for ThriveTalk.com and a practicing licensed psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. Haley has her masters degree from Columbia University and specializes in treating anxiety in young adult women with a focus on spirituality and future-focused coaching.
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