Aria had just hit crash. She had worked five twelve-hour days in a row. She felt like she could barely lift her arms and legs. She lay there in complete brain fog, unable to do anything. Aria had become a bit of a workaholic to avoid the emotional pain she felt after a violent assault. As a result, she often felt tense and hypervigilant, which would give her muscle soreness and fatigue. She knew she needed to reach out for help, but when would she find the time?
Leah had been sick for a while. During this time, she was bedridden, which led to her feeling depressed. As her health recovered, her energy did not. She knew that she needed to speak to someone, but where would she get the energy?
Mateo was a local celebrity who felt like the pressure was leading him to want to drink more. His physical health mattered to him, so he knew he needed to seek help. But where could he go where he wouldn’t be seen?
The beauty of online mental health is that you can come as you are, where you are. Here are some of the additional benefits of online therapy.
- You can be as comfortable as you need to be: If you aren’t feeling well, just waking up, or had a long day, you can wear comfortable clothes and sit where you feel comfortable. You can make yourself a tea or have your pet with you. This can be exceptionally comforting if you are grieving or processing trauma.
- Safety: Sometimes, when people are processing trauma, they worry about getting home if they dissociate or have a flashback. Online allows you to process these intense memories from the safety of your own home.
- Save time: Online saves you time on transportation. The time you save you can use to find a better work-life balance. Part of healing is allowing yourself to have time for yourself.
- Come as you are: Come tired, scared, underdressed, overdressed, just come as you are. Allowing yourself to enter an online therapy just as you are can feel accepting and empowering. Who would you be if there weren’t any social or religious norms? If you didn’t need to dress for anyone else?
If you feel like you need to talk to someone, then please do contact me to set up an online session via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although I am a registered clinical psychologist with the Hong Kong Society of Counseling and Psychology, I am not a licensed psychologist or any other type of licensed therapist in the United States. The information I am providing here is educational and informational. This social media page does not provide professional advice, nor does it create a professional-client relationship or any other type of relationship between us. You should always consult your own licensed mental health professional before making any changes regarding your mental health. My goal is to educate, guide, consult, and empower you regarding your mental health journey. Always consult your licensed mental healthcare provider(s) and never disregard or delay medical advice based on information posted on this page or post.