Why Try Online Marriage Counseling?


Marriage counseling can be challenging. In addition to getting your significant other to go with you (which can sometimes be a battle), many couples have children who they must then find a babysitter for. It can also be hard to get in to see a marriage counselor, depending on where your family is located. If you live in an area where there may not be many counselors, it could be a few months. Thankfully, there are now more options for getting the help you need. Online marriage counseling is now available all across the United States. There are many reasons why you and your spouse should give online counseling a try. These include but are not limited to:

See A Therapist From Anywhere In The World

As previously mentioned, it can sometimes be difficult to find a therapist who is currently accepting new patients near you. However, with access to an unlimited number of therapists online, you should have no trouble finding someone with the experience and know-how that you are looking for. This could benefit families around the world. One of the biggest challenges that a marriage can face is moving abroad, something that military families experience on the regular. With online marriage counseling, these families can have access to all the help they may need. 

Comforts of Home

Instead of having to go across town in order to make your appointment on time, online counseling allows you to sit at home in whatever you would like to wear and simply log on at a certain time. This, in turn, saves you commute time as well as gas money and what you would have spent on a babysitter. If your spouse is not interested in coming with you to counseling, online therapy looks as easy as going into a room by yourself and turning on the computer. 

Consistency is Key

As with all other types of counseling and therapy, consistency is key. The beauty of online marriage counseling is that consistency just became a whole lot easier. 

In conclusion, online marriage counseling is, in reality, just as safe and effective as in-person counseling. There are many different online providers, though you should check with your insurance to see what they cover. If your marriage is struggling, getting help is now as easy as putting in your password to log on to your home computer. Consider giving online marriage counseling a try. You will be glad you did. 


19 March 2020

Counseling is Important Even if You Are Taking Depression Medication

I suffered depression for much of my life, and I lived with it for years before seeking help. I visited a psychiatrist and received an antidepressant prescription along with a referral to a counselor. I filled my prescription, but I put off making an appointment with the counselor. The medication began to help, so I decided that I didn't need to see a counselor after all -- or so I thought at the time. After a couple of months of medication, a close friend of mine died of an illness. I then learned that even though the medication helped my depression, I still had not learned the coping skills I needed to deal with traumatic life experiences. That even motivated me to seek counseling, and it helped me immensely. I created this blog to remind others that medication can help when suffering with depression, but counseling is also extremely important.