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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.

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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.

Can I Do Therapy Online

Seventy-six percent of Americans now think psychological health is just as important as physical health — and yet they struggle to get therapy, according to one study. Some of the reasons include limited access and a lack of options.

Now, the good news: Online counseling makes getting help much easier. Not only does seeing a therapist online eliminate the hassle of traffic, drive time, and parking, but it allows you to choose from a wider range of providers. The set-up is simple, it works just as well as traditional therapy.

Benefits Online Therapy

Most people think of counseling as taking place on a comfy couch in a therapist’s office, but things are rapidly changing. With today’s technology, online counseling is becoming much more popular. Why? The benefits are just too good to ignore. Since we’ve begun online counseling sessions at Orange County Health Psychologists, we’ve been extremely pleased with how effective and rewarding it has been. If you think you might be interested in online counseling or have questions about how it works, call us now at 949.528.6300. 

In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the biggest benefits of online counseling and why you might want to give it a try (if you haven’t already).

Is online counseling effective

Sometimes when you need to talk to a therapist, life gets in the way. You could be so busy that you only have time during your lunch hour. Or, there could be reasons why you can’t easily leave the house, such as childcare issues or the current lockdown restrictions because of COVID-19. Online counseling is an obvious solution — but if you’re like anyone else, you might be wondering, does it really work?

In a word, yes. Several studies have shown that online counseling is just as effective as in-person therapy.