During this time of social distancing and sheltering in place it is important that you take care of your mental health. In a time where everyone is experiencing some stress, mental health problems like eating disorders, depression or anxiety can get worse if left untreated. If you are struggling with a particular mental health concern, please consider online therapy. It’s a way to get some critical support and help so you can maintain your mental health as much as possible despite the stress. In fact, online therapy can sometimes be as effective as in-person counseling in treating for certain mental health concerns.
If you are considering online therapy, it’s important that you find high quality counseling services. Here are some tips for finding the right online therapist from Dr. Dana Harron, the founder of Monarch Wellness and Psychotherapy, who is providing online therapy during the COVID-19 crisis.
Make sure your therapist is licensed in the state where you physically live
Make sure your therapist is using a HIPAA-based platform to provide online therapy
Choose your provider carefully when starting online therapy
Make sure your internet connection is working well
Make sure you have privacy during online therapy sessions
If you live with family or roommates, you may need to get creative when you meet with your therapist online.Maybe, you do this by taking the appointment in your car, a bathroom, or even an isolated outdoor space. Consider using your phone for a hot spot if you are worried about having internet. We want you to make as much progress in online therapy as possible. But, you won’t be able to speak as freely as you would if you think that someone might be listening in.
Get rid of notifications
Limit other distractions during online therapy sessions
Choose a comfortable environment
Begin online therapy in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC
If you are ready to begin online therapy and take care of your mental health from the comfort of your home. Then, the Therapists at Monarch Wellness and Psychotherapy can help.To begin online therapy in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC please follow these steps:
- Contact our mental health clinic to learn more about online therapy in Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland,
- Meet with an online therapist specializing in the mental health concern you are having,
- Begin online therapy and take care of yourself and your well-being.