How to Make Telehealth Work for You
The Covid-19 pandemic has altered so many aspects of our lives, from work to school, exercise and health, and more. Many of us have experienced negative effects from the pandemic on our mental health, and well-being, and it might be a good time to seek help.
One way to prioritize your mental health while staying home is to consider telehealth. Telehealth goes by many names: virtual therapy, teletherapy, and more. At Arbor Place, we offer telehealth in a couple of different formats for your convenience. If you prefer “face-to-face,” we’d recommend our Zoom option, which gives you a similar interaction to in-person counseling without the current health hazards. If you’d rather choose a phone call, we also offer that as an option. Either way, we make the setup easy.
It’s one step that can change everything. For those considering virtual therapy, we’ve put together three tips to make virtual therapy work for you.
1. The Right Therapist is Fundamental
First, ask yourself what you are looking for in a therapist or counselor. This first step is key to finding someone that is a good fit for you. Talk to one of our Recovery Coordinators about what you’re looking to get help with, and we’ll help match you up with the best person to meet your needs. Once you meet with that person, make sure you feel comfortable and able to build rapport with them.
2. Find a Private Place
Traditional therapy sessions rarely have interruptions, try to create a similarly quiet environment for your virtual therapy sessions. Create a space and time when you can be comfortable, free of distractions, and ready to open up. If you live with others, make sure to let them know you’ve reserved this space and time and that it’s important to you.
Consider using white noise, turning off notifications and alerts, or wearing noise-blocking headphones. Having a clear and distraction-free space will help you make the most of your telehealth session.
3. Embrace the Ease
Telehealth allows you to connect with your therapist without the commute, at a time that easily fits into your schedule, no matter if you’re at work, at home, or helping your children with their remote education. The flexibility offered to our clients has been a surprising but welcome advantage to virtual therapy.
Transitioning from traditional counseling to Telehealth can be a smooth process, and we’re here to help you through the entire process. Ready to see if telehealth through Arbor Place is right for you? Get in touch with us here. Don’t forget about these three tips, which can help empower you to get the help you need in a tough time.