online vs traditional counseling

So, you’ve thought about seeing a therapist for a while now and have decided to take the plunge. Congratulations! We are here to help. The next thing for you to consider is the means you want to use for your therapy sessions: online counseling vs. traditional counseling.

ochp pros cons online counseling

Online counseling, also known as telehealth, makes it easier than ever before to reach out and get the psychological help you need. Still, you might have several questions, many of which boil down to one: What are the pros and cons of online counseling?

Does My Insurance Cover Online Counseling?

Living through the current COVID-19 emergency has proven difficult for many of us. Not only are we worried about our physical health and that of our families, but the stress of financial challenges and general uncertainty can make it hard to cope. You may have thought about getting online counseling to help sort things out — and if so, you’ve likely wondered if it’s covered by insurance.

Woman with laptop on bed

How have you and your family been dealing with the new stay-at-home restrictions? Even if you’re fortunate enough not to be sick or on the front lines, you’re likely to be impacted.

Working remotely with kids at home, missing out on highly anticipated events, and even just being shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners 24/7 can cause unexpected feelings of frustration, sadness, or even anger. There are many other ways in which we have all been affected and the stress can be very difficult to handle.

Medical worker sitting

Every day in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, health care workers put their lives at risk by simply going to work. But the risk isn’t just physical; it’s also psychological.

If you’re a health care worker, working on the front lines where the coronavirus is being treated often takes its toll before you realize it. Early signs of depression or anxiety may go unnoticed as you are overwhelmed with the responsibilities of caring for patients. Online counseling can be your best option for ongoing support when you need it.