Historically, Telehealth was mainly used by consumers in rural areas who otherwise would travel great distance to access a healthcare provider. Most recently, it has gained steam in mainstream culture, marketed to the "high-functioning working professional" who wants quality care, but only if convenient to their over-active schedule.
At this point, I would consider therapy as a critical self-care item. In the time of COVID-19, we physically are unable to see our mental health care providers. If we want the support (which we need, right now), we don't have a choice: we have to go virtual.
“Telehealth used to be a luxury. Now, it's a necessity.”
Going Virtual is the New Reality
If you are struggling with the changes, limitations, and requirements that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. That’s honestly the topic of most of my sessions, these days. One of the things I love about Telehealth is that it truly does eliminate the excuses we would typically offer, as justification for not seeing a therapist (time, location, access, financials etc.).
Maybe you’ve been considering therapy for a while but never moved forward. Or maybe you’ve worked hard at your mental health through therapy in the past and although overall stable, feel a bit more wobbly than usual. . .
Go see what's out there. Approach your search with curiosity, knowing that all you are doing is testing the waters and gathering information. Your insurance plan likely covers Telehealth, by the way-- most plans do!
Whatever your circumstance, there’s no better time than the present to reach out for support.