Telehealth for Support Group Therapy during the Quarantine

Updated: Aug 25, 2021


Many of us continue to try and make sense of this new world we live in – one in which the novel coronavirus dictates much of our daily routine. Some states, several big cities, and counties have reinstated mandates as delta variant surges. And many people remain out of work or working remotely for the unforeseeable future.

This quarantine has undoubtedly made life more difficult in many ways. One of those ways is making it difficult for some people to continue to get the mental therapy they need. Luckily, more and more therapists are offering their services through telehealth (telemedicine). This means you can still receive your one-on-one or group therapy support via online therapy sessions.

Is Online Therapy as Effective?

Many people who are used to face-to-face therapy may be wondering if telehealth or online therapy is an effective form of therapy. Very much so. Both face-to-face and telehealth therapy operate from the same guiding principle, so you can be sure you will receive the same level of service through the internet as you would face-to-face.

There are many pros to online therapy. So much so that when this pandemic is behind us, we are apt to see many people continue to receive care via digital channels. Online therapy is incredibly convenient. You can get the help you need from the comfort of your own home. This means you don’t have to spend money on gas or deal with traffic to get to your support group.

There is also a heightened sense of privacy when choosing to receive mental health services online. You don’t have to worry about someone seeing you walk into a therapist’s office.

And finally, you may find that since you and your therapist are meeting online, you can do so at times that are more convenient for you. This means nights and weekends may become available should your support group decide to go the online route.

You will want to be sure to check with your insurance provider to see if they cover telehealth services. Many do, and more are hopping on the telehealth bandwagon, but there are still some companies that may not, so ask first.


If you are looking for telehealth group support, check out The Tribe – Wellness Community which is a free online support community that is home to 8 unique mental health support groups: AddictionTribe, AnxietyTribe, DepressionTribe, HIV/AidsTribe, LGBTribe, MarriageFamilyTribe, OCDTribe, and TeenTribe tailored to create an environment of support and offers members a convenient and safe place to connect.


To learn more about Individual online counseling services, please get in touch. We would be happy to discuss how we may be able to help.

SOURCES:


https://www.apaservices.org/practice/legal/technology/group-therapy-telehealth-covid-19

https://psychcentral.com/blog/is-now-a-good-time-to-try-telehealth-or-online-therapy/

https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/telehealth-methods-come-group-counseling/

https://support.therapytribe.com/


 

Restorative Psychotherapy & Wellness is a growing private practice providing holistic and integrative online mental health counseling services for ALL Tennessee and Virginia residents. Since our founding in 2019, we have been committed to providing client-centered counseling services utilizing evidence-based therapeutic modalities focused on helping individuals, couples, and families heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. Our secure virtual sessions, also known as teletherapy, provides a convenient option for clients to connect with a well-trained and compassionate licensed therapist from the comfort of their homes or work offices without the added time and stress of commuting to a therapist’s office counseling services.


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