You are busy. This makes finding the time to go to therapy every week very challenging.
New York is a big state with a ton of therapists providing mental health services. Yet the therapist you want to see, the one who “gets you,” is in upstate New York. Or, maybe you live in the Bronx and got a referral to a therapist whose office is all the way in Long Island. These challenges make it difficult to go to counseling often. Trying to take care of your daily tasks in New York is already a chore, but getting mental health services doesn’t have to be difficult.
You can receive high-quality online mental health counseling services.
Don’t settle for just any therapist because their office is convenient. It’s important to see the right mental health professional. You need a counselor who understands you and really cares about the work they are doing. Finding high-quality, personalized counseling services is important. But, you also need therapy that fits in your life, not the other way around. We understand. Online Counseling (otherwise known as eTherapy/Tele-mental health therapy) at Synergy eTherapy may be the mental health support you’ve been looking for.
Online counseling is an option
Online counseling services are becoming more popular, and counselors are starting to offer online mental health therapy. Telemental health services is also known as online counseling or etherapy. It is the same mental health counseling services that you are used to, without the hassle of going to a counseling office. Let’s face it, life gets busy. During online therapy you and your therapist login to a secure website and use video chat to have a counseling session. Easy!
How it works in your state
One thing that many people might not know is that you have to see a counselor who is licensed to practice therapy in the state you live in. For example, if you are in New York, New York (boroughs or upstate) you need to see a therapist who has a New York license to practice therapy. At Synergy eTherapy, we have experienced mental health clinicians who are licensed in the state of New York and are comfortable seeing patients online.
ONLINE THERAPY HAS MANY BENEFITS
CONVENIENCE: ONLINE COUNSELING SAVES TIME
Online therapy will save you time in the short and long term. You don’t have to worry about whether your train is running on time or if you will be late for your session and miss valuable time working with your therapist. Instead, you can login to our secure video platform on your phone, computer, or tablet, and begin your counseling session in the comforts of your own surroundings. You can see an online therapist in your home, office, or in the car!
With etherapy services, you save time getting to an appointment or having to wait in a crowded waiting room. Therapy appointments can fit more easily into your busy day, because you only need a few minutes to login to your computer!
CHOICE OF SYNERGY ETHERAPISTS: ONLINE THERAPY GIVES YOU OPTIONS
One of the most important parts of whether therapy “works,” is the relationship between client and therapist. If you are going to invest your time and energy in counseling, you want someone who is a good match for you. You need to see someone who you trust. Likewise you need to talk to a therapist who can help with the specific mental health concerns you have.
Some parts of the state have lots of therapists that specialize in a specific issue. Larger cities like New York City typically have a lot of options to choose from. However, finding someone who specializes in trauma or Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), couples counseling, etc. in a smaller city could be difficult. It’s important to find someone that specializes in the specific issue you are having. Additionally, it is important to find a therapist that you connect with. In a smaller city, you might not be able to reach one or both of those goals.
That’s where online counseling makes all the difference. Online counseling gives you more options to find a therapist who is a good fit for you. And can help you find someone who has experience working with clients with your specific issue.
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ACCESSIBILITY: ONLINE COUNSELING IS FOR NEARLY ANYONE
Not everyone can get to therapy every week. Maybe you are a new parent, or have a traveling job. Or maybe you are having psychological symptoms or a medical issue that makes leaving your home hard. Online counseling can be a good way to help you to get the mental health help you are needing. It helpful for people with physical challenges. It is also useful for clients that find leaving the home, social situations, or traveling anxiety provoking.
PRIVACY: THE OFFICE IS YOUR OWN COUCH!
Your privacy is important. With Synergy eTherapy, you can participate in counseling with a clinical psychologist or licensed therapist from anywhere in New York state. Therefore, you can easily participate in online counseling without worrying about risking your privacy. This can be important in a small town or business community. With etherapy you don’t have to worry about running into someone you know in the waiting room, or that a someone might see your car in the parking lot.
DOES ONLINE THERAPY WORK?
Online therapy sounds pretty cool but, does it actually work? Online therapy is fairly new, so if you haven’t participated in online mental health services before, it makes sense that you would want to do your research before starting online counseling.
The simple answer is that yes, online counseling (also called etherapy or Telehealth) can work. In fact, research has shown that online counseling can be just as effective in treating many mental health concerns as in person counseling.
COUNSELING FOR NEW MOMS AND NEW FAMILIES IN NEW YORK
Being a new mom or new parent, rather it is your first or your fifth child, can be extremely exhausting. At Synergy eTherapy, we have psychologists who are trained in maternal mental health. Maternal mental health care is designed to meet the psychological needs of a woman before and after she gives birth.
The birth of a baby is a big life change. Women may feel overwhelmed by these changes. They may experience depression or anxiety for an extended time period. Also, women who have a hard time becoming pregnant, have a miscarriage, or experience the loss of a child may need the support of a caring therapist.
Maternal mental health treatment includes talking about the negative thoughts that may come up during pregnancy, child birth and parenthood. It also may include grief counseling for those who are coping with infertility, miscarriage, or loss of a child. Synergy eTherapy’s New York counselors are able to provide this care.
Having access to online counseling as a new parent can be extremely valuable. Etherapy allows new parents to meet with a therapist in the comfort of their own home during a time that works with their family’s schedule.
COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY (CPT)
One of our New York Synergy eTherapists, Dr. Elizabeth Merrill, was trained the the VA in Cognitive Processing Therapy. Cognitive Processing Therapy, or CPT, is an evidence based, short-term therapeutic treatment that can lessen or even eliminate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms by using cognitive behavioral techniques.
During counseling, the therapist educates you about PTSD symptoms. After that, they help you change your faulty belief system or “stuck points” associated with the traumatic event.
The therapist gives you exercises to help you get in touch with your thoughts and emotions. You will be encouraged to write a summary of the trauma. But, over the course of therapy, you will develop cognitive tools that will help you think differently about the event and overcome the trauma you experienced.
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ONLINE COUNSELING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN NEW YORK
Moving away to college is a really exciting, but difficult transition in a young adult’s life. They might feel nervous, socially anxious or even depressed as they deal with social and academic demands. If you or someone you know is struggling with the transition to college, please know that you/they are not alone. Some college students put on a happy face while feeling anxious or scared inside.
Individual etherapy or online group therapy sessions for college students in New York is extremely helpful. It will help them learn how to cope with this new and exciting life change in a positive way. College teaches us a lot more about ourselves than we realize. Getting extra support for mental health should be similar to getting extra support for math!
ONLINE ANXIETY TREATMENT IN NEW YORK
You may worry so much and this makes it difficult to pay attention and accomplish your daily to- do list. Maybe you feel shaky and you experience your heart race, sweaty palms, or a dry mouth. Perhaps, you find yourself feeling anxious inside during social situation because you fear you might be judged by others.
Anxiety disorders are very real AND very treatable. After several months of counseling for anxiety you will be able to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety focuses on helping you re-think your anxious thoughts and then teaches you to cope with negative feelings. Therapy will encourage you to set goals and move forward in your life without as much anxiety.
BEGIN ONLINE THERAPY IN NEW YORK
Are you ready to begin online counseling and are physically located in the state of New York? We’d love to help! You can begin online therapy with three simple steps:
- Contact Synergy eTherapy.
- Meet with one of our online therapists.
- Begin working on the issues that matter most to you!
OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT SYNERGY ETHERAPY
As an online counseling practice, our mission is to offer a variety of online mental health therapy services to help you focus on you. We take the stress out of getting the treatment you deserve with our flexible, convenient, and easy to use mental health services. In addition to online counseling in New York, we offer online therapy in several states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Alabama, Kansas, California, Maine, Illinois & Georgia. We also add new states to our list on a regular basis. Depending on the therapist you see, we can offer help with anxiety, trauma, depression, substance abuse, medical conditions and more. Our therapists help teens, college students, adults and couples. Also, we are able to offer psychiatric medication management in some locations. Getting help doesn’t have to be complicated. Online counseling may be the answer you’ve been looking for.