Online Marriage Counseling
- Jennifer Baxt, LMFT, LMHC
- Therapy Related
When you think about therapy, especially when it pertains to your marriage, online marriage therapy may not be something that comes to mind. However, in todays world of ever advancing technology and where many things are based on the web, is it not only logical that online marriage therapy be an option. If you are a bit of a traditionalist, you may think that online marriage therapy will not be helpful or something that should be considered. However, there are many advantages that online marriage therapy can offer, that traditional marriage therapy, which refers going to physically visit a marriage therapist, cannot. If you, your spouse, and your marriage are having issues of any type, it is only wise to consider online marriage therapy and what it has to offer. Only then can you truly accept the help online marriage therapy can offer.
One of the main advantages of choosing online marriage therapy is how accessible it is. There are a vast amount of reasons why you and your spouse or any other couple cannot make it to or refuse to attend traditional marriage therapy. This could be because one or both people in the marriage work and do not have the time to attend sessions. This could be because one or both the people in the marriage are embarrassed or ashamed to face a stranger with such personal issues. These types of reasons is why online marriage therapy is such a good thing, because you will still be receiving the professional therapy and outside perspective that is needed, while being able to maintain dignity and privacy by attending the sessions at home. Many times these online marriage therapy sessions can be conducted through secure chat rooms, through exchanging emails, through web cams, and sometimes even by telephone. No matter why you are considering online marriage therapy, you will be able to get the support, advice, and solutions needed to move past the issues.
Another main advantage that online marriage therapy offers is that you are not face to face with a stranger. Generally, if you and your spouse are seeking a solution to marital problem, you are facing some very personal issues. These issues might make it difficult to speak freely in front of someone you only just met, even if that person is a professional marriage therapist. With online marriage therapy, as already stated, you are in the comfort of your home. Moreover, you are not sitting in the same room as your therapist. Both of these factors can help you feel more at ease, which means, you may find it easier to discuss your marital issues. Online marriage therapy allows you to be more open about how you feel because your therapist is not in the same room as you. The therapist is still there to help you, but at your own pace. All of this goes to say that online marriage therapy offers a freedom of feelings, expression, and gives you the opportunity to comfortably make known your real issues in your marriage, with your self, and with your spouse.
At Complete Counseling Solutions we offer online audio/video counseling to meet all of your needs. This technology is safe, secure and feels like you are sitting in your therapists office. Check us out and see for yourself!