Online counseling and therapy in Massachusetts are great ways to treat and care for your mental health, especially for those who are unable to attend in-person therapy because of their location, schedule, transportation, or personal preference. Online counseling services and online therapy are also known as telehealth, teletherapy, and e-counseling have continued to grow in popularity in recent years and have become even more viable options in our newly remote world.
Teletherapy is not only a viable alternative to traditional counseling services, it has become a great solution for those on the fence about beginning mental health treatment. It comes to you on your schedule and where you want it to be. Whether from your office or the comfort of your own home- and, yes, even on your couch- online counseling can help you begin your mental health recovery journey!
Our Online Therapy, Counseling, and Psychiatry in Massachusetts
Handel Behavioral Health proudly offers teletherapy across the whole Massachusetts community. Our counselors’ offices are located in Amherst, West Springfield, Franklin, and Wilbraham and they are able to provide online counseling services anywhere in Massachusetts.
Our online counseling is completely secure and private and is HIPAA compliant so you can be sure that you will be in good hands during your mental health treatment. We also offer both video and telephone sessions to allow you to feel your most comfortable and relaxed.
Is Online Therapy Right for Me?
Beginning mental health treatment- whether counseling and therapy, psychiatry, or whatever you might need- is never a bad decision. It’s easy to think that only “crazy” people or people who suffer from severe mental illness need therapy but this isn’t the case. In truth, everyone should consider some form of counseling during their lives.
We go to the dentist and doctor several times every year, even if we aren’t sick, because they help us understand our health better and provide more insight and solutions that we could ourselves. Therapy and counseling serve the same purpose. You should never wait for a mental breakdown to see a psychologist. It’s like taking your car in for routine maintenance- if you wait till it’s too late, there will be more damage to repair than if you check in frequently.
Reasons to seek online mental health treatment include:
- Stress from work or financial situations
- Marriage and relationship struggles
- Feelings of loneliness or isolation
- Persistent worrying throughout your day
- Family stresses like a big move or divorce
- Inability to manage grief after a loss
- Inability to manage depression or anxiety
Whatever you may be feeling or going through, rest assured that you are not alone and we are here to help. Online counseling is available and can help you get better as well as learn sustainable ways to cope with mental health struggles that will serve you even if you choose to end your counseling.
Does Insurance Cover Online Therapy?
Our goal at Handel Behavioral Health is to provide the best quality mental health treatment to anyone and everyone who needs it. With that in mind, we are able to accept most major insurance providers and also have a dedicated scheduling team that will be able to answer any questions you may have about appointments and insurance coverage. We understand how important mental health treatment is and that’s why we make it possible to schedule an appointment in the same week in most cases, so don’t hesitate to reach out today!
Why Is Online Therapy Effective?
Online therapy and counseling services enable better access to mental health treatment to more people who need it. Often with mental health problems, people are slow to take action and work towards improvement. Some can fit it into their schedule or don’t have nearby access to quality mental health care. Other people are afraid of the outdated stigma of going to see a psychiatrist or therapist. Some people are just nervous to take the first step- some mental health problems actually increase this anxiety and can lead to isolation from the outside world.
Teletherapy solves all of these problems and more because it is readily available to anyone and everyone in need of treatment for issues large or small. Taking the first step can be nerve-racking but with e-counseling, you can take that step from the comfort and safety of your own home and you can do it at your own pace. Millions of people across the world are using online therapy to treat their mental health because of the many advantages.
Benefits of Online Therapy:
- Online therapy is as effective as traditional therapy.
- Teletherapy is more accessible for those with location or transportation constraints.
- E-counseling can be more approachable for those who fear a stigma of mental health treatment.
- Online counseling services are convenient for those with time and scheduling constraints.
- Online therapy is more accessible for people with physical disabilities.
Begin Online Therapy Today
Handel Behavioral Health has the expertise and resources necessary to make your online therapy, counseling, or psychiatry the best experience possible for you by tailoring treatment to your needs and wants. Reach out today and start taking back control of your mental health!