Hesitant About Getting Mental Health Treatment? Consider This…
In the midst of a global pandemic, now more than ever, people of all ages are vulnerable to frustration, fear, worry and sadness. Although these experiences can be attributed to our current reality, you must remain aware of how they impact your overall mental health and well-being.
If you feel you are not adequately coping during this transitional period, you have options for getting help.
For instance, telehealth services are not only ideal during times of social distancing, they provide unique benefits for anyone who is apprehensive about seeking treatment.
Easier Transition Into Therapy:
The decision to begin therapy is a daunting task. The mere thought of entering an unfamiliar setting, sitting face to face with a complete stranger and divulging your most intimate moments can be paralyzing. So far too often, people avoid therapy and silently face their adversities alone.
Telehealth services provide an alternative platform – one that may feel much less intimidating. From the moment you begin telehealth sessions, you remain in the comfort of your home. So although you may have moments of vulnerability, you can release these emotions in a safe space.
Although therapists space appointments to avoid a full waiting room, the reality is that when an individual enters into therapy, they often see other people. For some, this is not a big deal because the stigma surrounding mental healthcare continues to dwindle.
However, everyone is entitled to control when and how they allow others on their personal journey. For this reason, telehealth services can be a huge benefit for anyone who requires full privacy.
It is common for those most in need of therapy to be juggling several responsibilities, whether it be the demands of an occupation or endless family obligations. Although those who enter into therapy should make their treatment a top priority, allotting time each week to attend in-person therapy sessions can feel overwhelming. So quite often, mental health needs get pushed aside.
Telehealth services can be ideal for anyone with a demanding schedule. By removing the inconvenience of travel time, you ensure time spent on mental health is used most effectively.
Historically, the therapeutic process occurs during scheduled appointment times. For individuals treated on a weekly basis, these sessions often entail a review of the previous seven days.
So although there is opportunity to reflect, the reality is that the moments already passed. Consciously, an individual has already begun moving forward.
Telehealth services change the way therapy is conducted. Clients can seek assistance in real time. They can schedule a phone or video call on the same day they endure adversity. As a result, therapists can assist in the moment – to help stabilize, de-escalate and process the experience as it occurs.
Not only does this enhance your experience, it strengthens skills practiced during sessions. Many clients find great comfort in having support from someone they know and trust at their fingertips.
Access To the Most Qualified Therapist Regardless of Location:
The most important aspect of therapy is finding a practitioner who you feel is knowledgeable, trustworthy and committed. This must not be overlooked. In the past, individuals seeking support had to choose from therapists based on location rather than qualifications.
Telehealth services allow you to choose a practitioner who is best suited to assist you, regardless of their location. As a result, you can receive the highest level of care.
Insurance providers did not always recognize telehealth services as a reimbursable treatment. As a result, it was not offered as an option from many treatment providers.
As technology continues improving, HIPAA-compliant platforms have been created so clients have access to their therapist when needed. Consequently, most insurance providers cover these life-changing services.
Although it is easy to minimize or disregard feelings of instability or discomfort, it’s important you prioritize your mental health. Telehealth services can be the perfect solution to assist in your time of need.
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Nikki P, Woods, MSW, LCSW
Nikki Woods is a highly-sought after licensed clinical psychotherapist and founder of the Navesink Wellness Center in Rumson, New Jersey. After earning her Masters Degree at New York University, Nikki dedicated her career to studying the intricacies of the developing female mind. In her practice (both locally and globally), she empowers mothers to better support their daughters’ development, and assists young women in channeling their own voice – one built on self awareness, acceptance and love.
Her intuitive and insightful approach helps clients gain a greater sense of self worth, pursue life goals, improve relationship dysfunction, establish a more defined identity, and celebrate their own unique assets and capabilities. Her work has been featured in top publications such as Forbes and Inc. She works with patients both locally in Rumson, New Jersey as well as globally via her remote psychotherapy offerings.