On the Fence Regarding On-Line Counseling?

I’ll be honest.  When I first began offering on-line counseling a few years ago, I was a bit nervous.  I felt somewhat bewildered by the concept of it all and found myself wondering – How does on-line counseling work? Won’t this seem a bit awkward? Will people be able to feel at ease, speaking to a stranger via a computer screen? While all these questions are of course valid, I’ve honestly been pleasantly surprised.  I’d like to tell you a little about how I’ve come to truly love on-line therapy.  Here’s the thing… It tends to be a much more informal, casual setting when compared to the typical office visit. Clients are able to be in a place of their choosing. I’ve been able to have virtual meetings with others at their home, their vehicle, or even their office. If they need a moment to tend to the kids, take care of the dog, grab a cup of coffee, we just flow with it.  Real-life happens, and that can truly add to the richness of the therapy experience.

As human beings, we all live and learn within context. And as a therapist, I’ve found it incredibly helpful, enjoyable and truly honoring to be able to sit with clients virtually while they prepare a quick meal for their young child, introduce me to a family member if they so choose, or even take a lunch break in their vehicle.

I find that during our current global situation, we have the innate capability to exercise creativity and flexibility in our thinking and in our behaviors. And what better place to practice that than during a counseling appointment?

If you are at all on the fence regarding tele-health, please reach out to any of us at Health For Life GR. We would be truly happy to answer any questions and/or offer a virtual “meet & greet” via video if you’d like.  We are all in this together!

Health for Life Grand Rapids here to support you through this stressful time. If you would like to talk to someone about your fears and concerns, please contact us. We have telehealth options available so you don’t need to come into the office.

  • We are offering additional options to our clients and the community: Optional Secure Telehealth/ Remote Therapy (covered by insurance).
  • Please do not hesitate to reach out to your therapist/clinician directly for details. We will customize a plan for your needs. You can also call our reception M-TH, 9-5, (616)-200-4433.
  • If you are needing additional support for health anxiety— do not hesitate to make an appointment: healthforlifegr.com — make sure to follow CDC recommendations for your age and risk level.

To learn more about counseling visit our counseling page here.

Or reach out for a complimentary 15-minute consultation here.

Or call 616-200-4433. We at Health for Life would be glad to help!

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