Online Counseling

Looking for Online Counseling in Maryland?

It’s not all about the couch. Sure, in the movies therapy often occurs with the client lying on the couch while the analyst interprets their stream of consciousness. Most in-person therapy doesn’t look like that anymore, and certainly, online counseling moves away from that image even further.

Right now, in-person therapy might not be the best choice for you. It might not even be available. New Connections Counseling Center is proud to offer online counseling sessions via video or phone. Doing counseling through a secure video platform is similar to talking to a loved one over FaceTime.

What is telehealth (or telemental health)

Telemental health is the use of audio and visual technology that allows real-time communication with your therapist from the comfort of your own home. People use lots of different terms — “telehealth”, “online counseling”, “virtual therapy”, or “online therapy” — to refer to the same thing. They all refer to providing therapy, through telephone, or videoconference. This is critical in making mental health care accessible to clients who have difficulty reaching the office.

Online Counseling may be the solution you’ve been looking for

If you are feeling depressed, high anxiety, or struggling in your relationships, you may want to start counseling. You’re looking for high-quality individualized counseling that also meets your unique needs. New Connections Counseling Center has been providing online therapy for years and our therapists understand. Our empathic therapists have various specializationsanxiety treatment, couples counseling, counseling for women – all of which can be conducted online.

The whole process can feel overwhelming – finding the right therapist, making time for appointments, and figuring out where to start, especially while in the midst of a global pandemic. At New Connections Counseling Center, we are here to help you figure out the first steps. Online counseling services at New Connections Counseling Center may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Benefits of Online Therapy

Online counseling is convenient and saves you time. Perhaps you live in Baltimore or Columbia and you just don’t have time to sit in Beltway traffic to get to a counseling appointment. With telehealth, there are no worries about parking. Instead, you can pull up our secure platform on your computer and start your counseling session from whatever private place you have found. This convenience is particularly critical for clients who have trouble getting to the office due to illness or mobility issues. Or maybe you are just more comfortable attending counseling from the comfort of your own home.

Or you may live on the Eastern Shore or in western Maryland and may not have a lot of choice when it comes to mental health services. Online therapy can also be a great option if you need a specialization that is not available where you live.

Online counseling works for many mental health issues. Several research studies indicate that you can expect to get the same results doing online counseling as in-person therapy.

Online counseling during the Covid era

We are in a challenging time of great upheaval and uncertainty. The realities of Covid have prompted people to consider online counseling more than ever before. You may be limiting your contact with others, self-isolating and physical distancing. You might be experiencing a spike in anxiety as you feel you’ve lost control of your life. So much uncertainty. And lots of new challenges. You’re working from home alongside your partner and children. Or you live alone and work from home and aren’t interacting with anyone in person. Maybe you’re managing remote school and unable to leave the house. Or maybe you are going to work every day even though it doesn’t feel safe. Whatever your specific circumstances, most of us are feeling overwhelmed these days.

Online counseling is a convenient and accessible alternative to traditional in-person therapy. And can be a way to get what you need in the midst of these realities. Get support from your comfiest chair, with your favorite mug of tea in hand. Perhaps you’ll even have a furry friend by your side. You deserve a safe space to get support. Right now, we all need as much steadiness and comfort as we can find. We are all experiencing the pandemic differently but finding ways to cope can help us move through it. Try online counseling. See how wonderful it is to have a trusted professional, at home, and in your corner. Some people find they even prefer online therapy because it feels nice to be in the comfort of their own homes.

How Online Therapy Works at New Connections Counseling Center

Online counseling is done over a secure video platform and is much the same as in-person counseling. Prior to your scheduled session, you will be sent a unique link to access your video session. The only equipment required is a strong internet connection and a computer with a camera and microphone (or a mobile phone). And lastly, you’ll need to find a quiet, confidential place in your home, office (or even your car) for your session.

All of the therapists at New Connections Counseling Center offer online therapy. While some people prefer in-person sessions, others enjoy the freedom of counseling in the safety and security of their own homes.

If you live in Maryland and need the convenience and flexibility that online counseling offers, contact us to see if you are a good fit for online therapy.

Getting started with Online Counseling in Maryland

    1. Contact New Connections Counseling Center by phone or email
  1. Our Care Coordinator will schedule you for an initial video appointment (or a brief phone consult first)
  2. An email will direct you to a secure client portal to submit intake paperwork
  3. Look out for an email with a link to the secure video platform to use at the time of your initial appointment
  4. Ask your therapist any questions you have about telehealth and start getting comfortable online. It’s okay if it feels weird at first.

 

Our Baltimore counselors provide a variety of virtual mental health services in Baltimore, MD. Ultimately, our goal is not only to help you feel better but help you live better. Therefore, our telehealth services include therapy for depressionanxiety treatmentcounseling for grief and lossalcohol abuse treatmentcounseling for life transitionsindividual counseling for relationship issuestherapy for survivors of sexual assaulttherapy for womenmen’s therapy, and therapy for college students. Call our Baltimore counseling clinic today to learn about the many ways we can help you through online counseling.



600 Wyndhurst Ave. Ste 307A
Baltimore, MD 21210

info@newconnectionscounselingcenter.com
410-801-9700

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