How do you get free online counseling for familes?
- Jennifer B Baxt LMHC,LMFT, NCC, DCC
- Therapy Related
When most think about counseling, they immediately think of how much counseling can cost. For some, the thought of how much a counseling session will cost is simply an excuse, but for others it is a matter that is actually getting in the way of getting the help they need. There are many reasons for getting counseling, including issues that have to do with mental health, family issues, and issues at work and so on. Thanks to online counseling, the barrier between the financially strapped and the help they need is slowly disappearing as more qualified counselors are offering some of their services online for free. In todays world, this is a blessing for many families because they have many issues that they need to work out in order to make their family unit stronger; online family counseling can help them make this happen.
Exactly what a family may have issues with will depend on their circumstances, the age of their children, the independent lives of each spouse involved in the relationship, to name a few. Many families will not get the help that they need, for whatever reasons including embarrassment, the belief that counseling will not help the situation and so on; however, families who do go into counseling with the goal of improving the relationships within the family will often come out stronger as a result. This is because they have gone through the steps with the family counselor in order to make the changes they need so that everyone within the family are happier. Depending on the issue(s), it could be many months of counseling, or it could only be a few weeks; whether or not a family responds positively to the counseling will depend on how serious the members in the family are in correcting whatever it is that is causing the issue(s).
Many families in the past have broken up because they never really thought to give family counseling a chance. It could have been that they didnt feel it would help, that their issues were unique and not fixable, and it could even have been that they didnt have the money; today there is a more convenient way for families to get some of the help they need. Online family counseling is becoming more popular all the time as a way for families to sort out their problems, regardless of what they are. Free online family counseling is available in many forms, including forums, chat rooms, instant messaging and so on; many of these are free so that families who are tight financially are able to get the help that they need. There are a number of online family counselors who are aware that not everyone can afford their fees, so they have offered these options to families who are looking for help who would otherwise have to forgo the counseling they need. All a family has to do is go online and do a quick search for a website where an online counselor will offer some of their services for free. More and more families are taking advantage of this all the time and are getting the help they need.