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Steps to Clarity offers online therapy services
Welcome to your Online Therapy Office
What is online therapy?
Online/distance therapy is an alternative to traditional therapy. Sessions are held in a virtual office via video communications on the internet using HIPAA compliant technology. A link to the virtual office is sent to you prior to the first appointment. No downloading required.
What are some benefits to receiving counseling services online? Online Counseling aids in eliminating the social stigma of receiving mental health. It allows one to receive services form a licensed professional without the fear of seeing someone they may know or having to walk into a counseling center. This helps in allowing an individual to get the services that may be helpful to them without hesitation. Accessibility
Available to whomever wishes to use it
Ease the comfort for those who may have been ambivalent to receiving services including those who may suffer with anxiety
Therapist and client may correspond with one another at variant times
Eliminates the stress of rearranging ones schedule
What is therapy like?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.