You have made the decision to start Couples Therapy and your partner is on board! That’s the hard part, right? Maybe. The decision to work on your relationship with a professional is important and sometimes difficult but now comes the challenge of finding the right Therapist. Oh, and finding a day and time for a session that works for the Therapist, you, and your partner…And, you need a Therapist with an office nearby…
Wait, where is the office and how long will it take me to drive there? Will I have to pay for parking? How does this appointment impact the errands I need to run, the groceries I need to pick up before dinner, or who will watch the kids and feed the dog? Is it worth arguing with my partner and leaving work early?
These are just some of the reasons that couples do not end up in Therapy, why they wait too long to start, and why they end up working with someone who isn’t the right fit for their needs. Finding the right Therapist for your relationship is a challenge. Finding the time in your busy schedule for a session is another added complication when all you really want is to feel more connected to your partner, rebuild the trust and love that you used to have, and communicate your thoughts and feelings safely.
Therapy is meant to be supportive and helpful, not to add more stress to your life.
All too often couples end up with the wrong Therapist because they could not find someone in their area, who specializes in what they need help with, and meets the needs of their schedule.
Thankfully, working with an online Therapist solves all of these challenges!
I cannot wait to get out of my work clothes at the end of a long day. With Online Therapy you can sit on your couch, in pajamas, and relax while talking. Life is busy enough already. Are you trying to fit more into an already packed schedule? Sitting in traffic to go to an unfamiliar office location, wait in a waiting room, and stay in work clothes for an extra hour to meet with your Therapist is just not something you are looking forward to doing at the end of a long day. By the time the session is over you may already be over-hungry, over-tired, and late to your next function. Wouldn’t it be more convenient if Therapy came to you instead? There is nothing more convenient than sitting at home, in comfortable clothes, with your errands already finished, and settling into a comfortable seat with your computer to have a productive Therapy session.
Have you ever cancelled an appointment (or wanted to) at the last minute, decided not to schedule one because it is too much work, been late, or forgotten an appointment? Of course you have, you are human. Online Therapy makes it as easy as possible to hold consistent sessions because you have access to an online scheduling tool and sessions take place at your convenience without extra hassle.
With a traditional Therapy model you are limited to the providers who have offices in your area and who have sessions at times that are convenient for you. With Online Therapy you can choose from providers who live in another part of the state and specialize in exactly what you need help with. More and more therapists are including online sessions as part of their standard practice. Your relationship is unique and deserves the best Therapist for your needs.
There is a power imbalance when you are in an office setting. Even the best decorated office still does not feel like home. The Therapist should not have ‘home-field advantage’ when you are the one who is being vulnerable and sharing sensitive thoughts and feelings. Every time I visit an office I think about all of the other people who have sat in that worn down chair, sneezed or cried, or talked about their traumatic memories. If you are more comfortable in your own home you will be better able to talk about the complicated issues in your relationship that have led to arguments. It can be hard for couples to talk about intimacy or infidelity, (or whatever has led you to Therapy at this time) especially in a sterile office setting, so the comfort of being at home while talking to a professional can be the key to improving your trust and love for each other.
Looking forward to working you!