Center for Shared Insight, PC

Online Therapy: Get the Support You Need During COVID-19

March 25, 2020
Posted By: Kristen Hick, Psy.D.

During this time of global crisis, you don’t have to put therapy on hold. In fact, it’s more important than ever to get the support you need when life is more stressful and challenging than normal. With the impact of the news resulting in high anxiety and fear about everything from the health of loved ones to the impact on the economy, therapy can serve you in so many ways during any crisis.

Yet, you might be wondering: “Are online sessions as effective as in-person sessions?” The short answer is: Yes. Research shows that online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy. While it may feel a little different, you save time and money, and increase access, while still receiving the same level of client care. 

In this post, we’ll review the benefits of online therapy for individuals and couples.

Reduced Cost 

While the online session rate is the same as our in-person session rate, your cost is actually lower when you consider all the variables. You will save on gas and reduce the wear-and-tear on your car, which can add up, considering you might drive several miles to and from our therapy office each week. If you’re in couples therapy and both partners are driving from work, this can become even more expensive. Not to mention, virtual sessions save the headache and frustration of Denver traffic. The financial and emotional costs certainly add up over weeks and months! 

For couples or individuals who have kiddos at home, online therapy reduces the cost of finding a babysitter for you to attend the session. With kiddos in bed, taking a nap, or in another room watching a video, you can work on your relationship with your partner or with yourself, without leaving your home.

Saved Time

We know that your life is busy and you don’t have extra time to waste. Attending online sessions saves between 30 and 90 minutes of driving time per session, which adds up over several weeks. Online sessions allow you to attend in a location and during a time that is convenient for you, such as over a lunch hour or from the comfort of home.

Increased Accessibility 

Who says you have to drive far to find a therapist who is a great fit for you? Therapists at CSIP see clients residing anywhere in the state of Colorado. So whether you live near our office in Denver, Colorado, or in a rural town on the Western Slope, we have you covered!

We recognize that you might be homebound - either due to health issues, bedrest during pregnancy, recently giving birth and feeling overwhelmed with leaving the house, or being a stay-at home-parent, among other reasons. Being able to engage in therapy without leaving home is a huge deal for so many. We hope to make these stressful times in life a little bit smoother.

Therapy can also be enhanced digitally by allowing couples or family members who are in different locations (e.g., maybe one person is at home and one person is at work) to take part in online therapy together. 

Client Care Standards

Online therapy has been shown to be a helpful and effective alternative to meeting in person with your therapist. Our team is dedicated to helping you feel comfortable, as if you were sitting across from us in our office. Nonverbal information, such as facial expressions and body language are all visible and utilized in the session, just as they are during in-person sessions. Our secure video technology makes this all possible.

The team at Center for Shared Insight can serve you and our Colorado community during this time. Our therapists are here to help you sort through the challenges and anxieties posed by COVID-19 - including perceived dating and relationship obstacles

If you'd like to meet with one of our therapists for a video session or phone call through our secure telehealth platform, please reach via our website for an initial intake. 

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CSIP UPDATE - Offering Online Therapy sessions (to COLORADO residents) during Covid-19.
Our therapists are here to help you during this uncertain time. We know you and others are trying to do your part to social distance due to Covid-19, which is why we are happy to provide online therapy sessions through our secure video platform. We are here to talk with you about how we can meet your therapy needs. 
Contact us today to learn more!