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SOMETIMES, HAVING EASY ACCESS TO QUALITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES CAN BE A CHALLENGE. ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN OR ARE JUST TOO BUSY TO MAKE IT TO AN APPOINTMENT.
Wisconsin is an incredible state to live in! And, if you live near one of the big cities like Milwaukee or Green Bay, your chances of finding a therapist are good. But, who wants to drive to see a therapist every week in the cold, snowy winters? If you are a college student and living in a college town like Madison, Appleton, Eau Claire, or Oshkosh, and there may be a very long wait to see the therapist at your school. Or maybe you are a Veteran or Military family member and find the wait times to get into the Veterans Association (VA) to be too long. You or your loved one served our country and you deserve to be treated quickly and with respect. Regardless of your barrier to mental health care, there are other ways to receive quality counseling in Wisconsin.
NOW THERE ARE ACCESSIBLE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING SERVICES!
We realize that our healthcare system has big gaps in treating mental health concerns. Synergy eTherapy’s mission is to solve this and put the client first. We offer online therapy, (otherwise known as online counseling or eTherapy/tele-mental health therapy). Our counselors will meet with you at a time that fits into your busy schedule when you just can’t get to a therapy session regularly because life is just too busy.
ONLINE THERAPY IS AN OPTION
As medicine, in general, is starting to move towards a telehealth approach, it makes sense that therapy will follow. Online counseling meets you where you are: at home, at work, or even on the go! Telemental health services, also known as online counseling or etherapy, is the same mental health counseling services that you are used to in an office, but without all the hassles getting there. We are all so busy, and finding time to take care of ourselves is hard. During online therapy, a counseling session is held by phone or video! It is as easy as clicking a link, on a secure website, to get starte
HOW ONLINE THERAPY WORKS WITH LOCATION
By law, mental health professionals can only see clients in the state they have a license in. Therefore, if you live in Wisconsin, you need to see a therapist who has a Wisconsin license to practice therapy. At Synergy eTherapy, we have experienced mental health counselors who are comfortable offering counseling services online.
THE BENEFITS OF ONLINE THERAPY IN WISCONSIN
CONVENIENCE: ONLINE THERAPY SAVES TIME
If you think about how long it takes you to leave your home, job, or school, to dive in traffic to see a therapist, and then drive home, it adds up.
What if you could see a therapist where it is convenient and then get back to your day, your family, or studying? Without travel time? How amazing does this sound? With online therapy, this is a reality. You can save time and energy, for the other parts of your life.
SYNERGY ETHERAPY GIVES OPTIONS FOR ONLINE COUNSELING
Finding a counselor that you feel comfortable working with is important. You may have to try a couple of different counselors to find the right fit. Synergy eTherapists in Wisconsin is that we have multiple psychologists to choose from! Therefore, you get to see a counselor that has a lot of experience treating clients with the same concerns you have.
Some parts of Wisconsin have multiple options for therapists that specialize in a specific issue. Larger cities, like Green Bay, typically have a lot of options to choose from. However, finding someone who specializes in a specific treatment like Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or Prolonged Exposure (PE) in a smaller city could be hard to find. It’s important to find a therapist that is an expert in treating clients who have similar mental issues as you do.
In conclusion, this is why online counseling is a great option. It allows you to see a counselor who you enjoy working with and specializes in your area of concern while allowing you to remain in an area that is convenient for you.
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ACCESSIBILITY: ONLINE THERAPY COMES TO YOU
You are busy and getting to an appointment is hard enough. Maybe you are a new parent or have a medical reason preventing you from leaving the house, but what’s great about online counseling is that you get help anywhere. There are no barriers to accessing mental health care.
PRIVACY: THE OFFICE IS YOUR COUCH!
For many clients, privacy is important. The stigma associated with mental health care is lessening, but there is still have a ways to go. If our clients can have therapy in your own home or another place where you feel comfortable, our Wisconsin counselors have found that they open up faster. This is because feel more comfortable and safe. Some clients will even have a beloved pet with them during their session!
With Synergy eTherapy, you can participate in counseling with a clinical psychologist or licensed therapist from anywhere in Wisconsin. You can easily participate in online therapy without worrying about risking your confidentiality. You don’t have to worry about running into someone you know in the waiting room or that someone might see your car in the parking lot.
DOES ONLINE THERAPY WORK?
Online therapy sounds pretty cool, but does it work? Can you use technology to connect to a therapist and have a quality counseling session? 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.
The simple answer is yes! Online counseling (also called etherapy or Telehealth) can work. Research has shown that online counseling can be just as effective in treating many mental health concerns as in-person counseling.
COUNSELING FOR TRAUMA IN WISCONSIN
If you’ve suffered from a traumatic experience like growing up in a rough environment, assault, war, rape, loss, or witnessing a natural event, therapy can make a big difference in helping you feel better. At Synergy eTherapy, many of our providers are trauma-trained who understand the mind and body connection of how trauma affects the way you think.
You do not need to suffer from debilitating nightmares, anxiety, depression, anger or irritability that may be underlying symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Getting help from an online counselor can make all the difference in quality of life.
COGNITIVE PROCESSING THERAPY (CPT)
One of our Wisconsin Synergy eTherapists, Dr. Bethany Klim, was trained in the VA and is a combat veteran herself. She was trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) and in Cognitive Processing Therapy, which are evidence-based, short-term therapeutic treatments aimed at reducing or even eliminating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms.
In CPT therapy, the therapist teaches you about PTSD symptoms and then encourages you to challenge his or her faulty belief system or “stuck points” associated with the stressor.
In counseling, you become familiar with your thoughts and feelings through exercises designed to increase your insight. You are encouraged to write a summary of the stressful event. After that, you will learn cognitive tools designed to think about the traumatic event in a new, adaptive way.
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ONLINE COUNSELING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN WISCONSIN
Moving away to college is exciting, but it can be a difficult transition in a young adult’s life. They might feel nervous, socially anxious or even depressed as they deal with new 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. There is help available. Some college students may look happy on the outside, but they might be struggling on the inside.
Individual etherapy or online group therapy sessions for college students in Wisconsin can be 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 WISCONSIN
Have you realized that your stress is taking over your life? Maybe you get physical symptoms like feeling shaky or notice that your heart races? Perhaps you find yourself feeling anxious in social situations and fear that you might be judged by others?
Anxiety disorders are very real AND very treatable. After several months of counseling for anxiety in Wisconsin you will be able to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of anxiety. One evidenced-based therapy for anxiety is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on helping you re-think your anxious thoughts and then teaches you to cope with anxious feelings. Therapy will encourage you to set goals and move forward in your life without feeling anxious.
ONLINE ASSESSMENT FOR AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL (ESA) IN WISCONSIN
If you are struggling with mental health issues and have an animal that comforts you, by law, you could be approved to have your dog or cat become an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). Dr. Bethany Klim provides Wisconsin based clients an initial video session assessment and may be able to offer you such a letter. Letters are to help with travel and/or housing. Letters are offered for people who are having significant impairment in emotion regulation and a loving animal can provide comfort.
BEGIN ONLINE THERAPY IN WISCONSIN
Are you ready to begin online therapy and live in the state of Wisconsin? We’d love to help! You can begin online counseling services with Synergy eTherapy in three simple steps:
- Check out the FAQ page to learn more about online counseling
- Meet with a Wisconsin online therapist.
- Begin working on the issues that matter most to you!
OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AT SYNERGY ETHERAPY
As an online mental health counseling practice, our mission is to offer a variety of online therapy services to help you focus on your wellbeing. We take the stress out of getting the treatment you deserve. Synergy eTherapists provide flexible, convenient, and easy to use mental health services.
In addition to online counseling in Georgia , we offer online therapy in several states including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Carolina, North Dakota, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kansas, California, Florida, Colorado, and Vermont. We add new states to this list regularly.
Our online therapists can treat anxiety, trauma, depression, substance abuse, maternal mental health concerns, grief and loss, and more.
Our therapists help teens, college students, adults, couples, and people with health conditions and chronic pain during online therapy. Additionally, we can offer psychiatric medication management in certain states.
Learn more about our online therapy group practice and the cost of online therapy here.
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