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online therapy in Colorado?
When we think of getting therapy or counseling for ourselves or our loved ones, we typically think of going to a therapist’s office. There, we'll be sitting on a couch pouring our stories and challenges to a therapist in-person. This is the traditional style of therapy, and it works for a lot of people! But, right now, in-person therapy might not be the best choice for you. It might not even be available in your area of Colorado. For you, Catalyss is proud to offer online therapy sessions via video or phone.
Doing therapy through an online video platform is a great alternative to in-person therapy!
It could seem weird to not meet face-to-face with your therapist. Instead, you will have video sessions on a secure platform using your computer’s microphone and camera, or your phone. Common video platforms you may use in your daily life include Skype, FaceTime, Google Meet, or Zoom. Doing online counseling through a similar, but secure, video platform is much the same as talking to a friend or family member over FaceTime.
Why Consider Online Counseling?
You might be thinking of online therapy as an alternative to traditional in-person counseling. Perhaps, because of COVID-19 related public health guidelines? During this time, you are limiting your contact with others, self-isolating, and social distancing. Maybe your anxiety has increased because you like to know what is going to happen next.
Now, with things and information changing daily you feel like you are losing control of your life. You may still be dealing with trying to work from home while your partner also works from home. Managing your children doing remote learning or just having unstructured playtime? Of course, the stress is getting overwhelming.
Or you live by yourself, are working from home, and have virtually no contact with anyone anymore. All of these are great reasons to consider online counseling!
How Online Therapy Works
Online counseling is done between you and your therapist over a secure video platform, and is much the same as in-person counseling. You will have a scheduled appointment with your therapist, before which you will be given a unique link to access your video session by Catalyss Counseling’s scheduling coordinator. For equipment, all that you need is a mobile phone or a computer with a microphone and camera, and a quiet, confidential place in your home, office, or even your car. You and your therapist will make sure that the video connection is working, and then counseling will begin.
convenience and flexibility
Even if you are not “technologically advanced”, online counseling can be made simple and easy. Therapy online can be used exclusively and is a great option if you live in a more rural or isolated area of Colorado and do not have access to an in-person therapist, or when there is a virus pandemic.
The flexibility that online counseling offers is also attractive to many people, in that there is no commute time and no need to find a place to park. You might have young children at home or you are unable to leave the house. All you need is internet coverage and a phone or computer for your online counseling sessions.
Is Online Counseling For Me?
Online counseling works for many mental health issues. The specialties that Catalyss Counseling offers can all be treated effectively online. If you need the convenience and flexibility that online counseling offers, contact us to see if you are a good fit for online therapy.
online therapy with catalyss counseling
All of the therapists at Catalyss Counseling offer online treatment sessions. While for some people in-person sessions may be preferable, others enjoy the freedom of getting counseling in the safety and security of their own homes. Our trained and experienced therapists will help you learn to relax while using video communication, and therapy will be done in much the same way as when you and your therapist are in the same office.
You can expect to get the same results doing online therapy as in-person therapy, per several research studies. You will have your same therapist for each session, and together you will identify your treatment goals based on what is bringing you in for counseling. Your therapist will listen to your story and your problems, and with understanding and care will help you feel better.
Getting Started online is Easy
We are able to complete all of your intake paperwork via a secure Client Portal, and you can either book an appointment directly online or contact our scheduling coordinator by phone or email to schedule an online appointment. There is no need to come into our office first to start online counseling. You can always choose to resume or start in-person sessions if your schedule allows and you do not think that online counseling is a good fit for you.
online Group therapy: does it work?
Here at Catalyss Counseling, we love group therapy. And we even love online group counseling more. Is it effective? Yep, it sure is. Online group therapy is just as effective as in-person groups and much more convenient and flexible. Most people are a bit nervous starting a new group, with others you don't know.
Doing online group counseling in the comfort of your own home can help manage you get over your initial anxiety. Perhaps you have a pet that you can sit with during the group, or a soft blanket to wrap around you. Your familiar surroundings may make it easier to jump into our online groups.
Check out all our current online group therapy options on our Group Counseling page. Our experienced group facilitators are trained in how to conduct online groups and use the virtual platform to the best of our advantage. In fact, it may even seem completely "normal" to be doing online group counseling after your first group session!
Some of our online groups that are especially effective including our online Grief Support Group, for those who have lost a loved one and cannot bear to go out into public yet. Another group that works very well virtually is our online Postpartum Support Group for new moms who have newborns at home and don't have time to venture out of the home.
Begin online Therapy in COlorado
Online therapy in Colorado can help you meet your counseling needs. Our therapists specialize in providing online counseling treatment, and we know that therapy and lasting change takes time and commitment. If you’d like to talk to someone more about how we can provide you with online therapy, follow these simple steps:
Other Therapy Services Available at Catalyss Counseling
Online counseling and support offers you a flexible, convenient alternative to traditional in-person counseling sessions. To meet all of your counseling needs in the Denver area. Our supportive therapists provide anxiety counseling, depression counseling, therapy for caregiver stress, grief and loss therapy, stress management counseling, couples therapy, and more. We also have specialists in trauma and PTSD, women's issues, pregnancy and postpartum depression or anxiety, pregnancy loss and miscarriage, and birth trauma. For therapists, we can also provide clinical supervision! We look forward to connecting with you to help support your journey today.