Is there free online therapy?
- Jennifer Baxt, LMHC,LMFT, NCC, DCC
- Therapy Related
With one of todays main focuses being money, few will offer a good or service for free. Fortunately, there are people who are serious about what they do and they care more for the work they do than they do about the almighty dollar. These people will sometimes volunteer and offer some of their services for free to people who are short on cash. The world can be hard for some and not everyone can afford that extra $50 to pay for the help that they need. These people are often forgotten by the main stream and they fall through the cracks of society as help moves farther away from them with each passing day.
It might take a bit of searching on the internet, but there are professionals out there who will offer their therapy and counseling services for free so that people who cant afford it can get some light help and advice. This is not to say that the free service is only available to people who are tight on cash, it is also available for people who are unsure of therapy but feel it might be something for them to seriously look at. Most people will bulk at the idea of spending a large sum of money for a therapy session they worry will not do them any real good. Free online therapy is available for people to try and see if they feel they will get what they need out of it. From there they can decide whether they will return to it for some advice on occasion or if they should set up a regular meeting with a therapist or counselor about something that is troubling them.
At this point, many might be thinking that there is a catch to the free online therapy being offered. While it has become the norm for people to expect a catch, most professionals who offer the free online therapy do not have one. They are allowing people the chance to get some of the help or guidance that they require because they care about their job and the people they are offering to help. There are too many people throughout North America and the world who dont have the help available to them; these professionals are working to lower these numbers when they can.
Free online therapy and counseling is just that; free. It is a service that is there for people when they need it. It is another open door for people to walk through if they need to, or even if they feel they just need to talk to someone, without the worry of how much it is going to cost them. Free online therapy is also available at just about any time, either in the form of a chat room, a forum, or even by setting up an appointment to chat through instant messaging. It is a service that is not to be taken for granted, but one that is there for people who would normally find it difficult to talk to a therapist or counselor in person. The other benefit of the free online therapy is that it is accessible from just about anywhere that has a decent internet connection, so the persons identity never has to be revealed and their confidentiality can be guaranteed.