Most of us have seen our lives radically change since the beginning of the covid pandemic. While some may be seeing a glimpse of “normalcy” in our lives, others are starting to realize the impact the pandemic has had on their mind. Working from home, quarantining, virtual learning for children, and more have radically changed our routines. These changes have made our lives busy and finding time for appointments more difficult. In this blog, we will explore “can online counseling benefit me if I have a busy schedule.”
Benefits of Online Counseling
There are many benefits to online counseling, especially for those with busy schedules. These benefits include:
- Convenience: Online counseling appointments typically take less time for clients and are easier to schedule due to less travel time. It also offers much more flexibility for your busy schedule because of options like having appointments during lunch breaks, in your car, or a quiet room at work.
- Accessibility: Online counseling gives mental health service opportunities to clients who live in rural/underserved areas, or who face other impediments that limit access to care. It gives access to people who must distance themselves due to illness, such as COVID-19 or the flu.
- Comfort: Clients sometimes find it easier to open up with online counseling because of the absence of anxieties like commutes and waiting rooms. People find comfort being in familiar places.
- Efficiency: With the time you save from not commuting or sitting in a waiting room, the direct contact time with your counselor may increase. Online counseling can also add additional information about the home environment and encourage client contact.
Online counseling can benefit you if you have a busy schedule! Garrett Counseling offers quality counseling services through online and in person appointments. If you are ready to get started, contact us today by calling us at (256) 239-5662 or online by clicking here.
This article was written by Maegen Harris, a mental health professional at Garrett Counseling in Boaz, AL. You can learn more about Maegen here.