Often, when we want to start talking to a counselor, we run into conflict. Maybe this is the busiest time of year at work. Or, maybe you just had a baby and the thought of leaving your house is too overwhelming right now. Your life is busy. And we get that! But, you still deserve to talk to a caring therapist. Online therapy gives you options for mental health counseling.
What is online therapy?
Consider online therapy just another form of telehealth! Many of us have now used telehealth to meet with a healthcare professional online due to COVID-19. If you are still unfamiliar with telehealth, just know that it is an online, distanced version of a healthcare visit. Likewise, counseling and therapy can be done online too! At Authentic Connections Counseling Center (AC3), our online sessions are done over video or phone.
Working with an online therapist for mental health concerns is a great way to practice your self-care and progress in your emotional wellness. Research has shown online therapy to be just as effective as in-person sessions. We are excited to offer online therapy in Colorado so you can continue your journey toward healing and hope despite health or safety concerns.
Counseling services offered via telehealth
- Anxiety treatment
- Depression treamtent
- EMDR therapy
- Christian marriage counseling
- Perinatal mental health counseling
- Spiritual direction counseling
- Teen counseling
Why use online therapy in Colorado?
Adapting to an online counseling world
During the COVID-19 crisis, we have all had to adapt more than ever before. At Authentic Connections Counseling Center, we have chosen to offer online therapy sessions to protect the community. In addition, we want to honor what you feel is safest for you and your family. Online therapy allows you to be able to continue your therapeutic journey without risking your loved ones’ health or safety.
Online therapists offer flexible and convenient appointment times
Online therapy has been a convenient tool during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, there are other reasons working with an online therapist can be a great option. You can schedule an appointment at a time that works for you. Perhaps this allows you time to get a workout in, make a healthy meal, play with your kids, or make it to a social outing. For example, you may have car trouble or maybe your boss assigned an unexpected project and you need to work late. Instead of missing your appointment, meeting with an online therapist lets you still make your session when unexpected things come up.
Using online counseling is comfortable
Let’s just pause for a moment and acknowledge the reality of struggling with your mental health. When you are experiencing overwhelming anxiety, depression, grief, or trauma, sometimes you just don’t want to leave the comfort of your own home. We get it. If this sounds like you, online therapy can be a great choice for getting your life back.
And, need we say more about yoga pants or PJ’s and not leaving your home on a snowy day? Oh, and don’t forget the snacks!
Working with an online therapist can meet your childcare needs
Online therapy can be a great option for marriage counseling as well as individual therapy. Does the thought of looking at childcare costs, driving time, and juggling multiple schedules just stress you out? So, maybe the best thing for your family is to throw on a movie for the kiddos, hand them a bowl of mac and cheese, and lock yourselves in another room to do a couples session with an online therapist.
Do you have a newborn or an infant? We know how hard it can be to leave the house with a nap or nursing schedule. This would be a great time to utilize our online therapy services to work through some perinatal mental health concerns.
Online therapists are highly accessible
The options with online therapy are nearly endless. All of Authentic Connections’s counselors are able to work with anybody in the state of Colorado using our online services! So, whether you live in our hometown of Castle Rock or in the nearby towns of Castle Pines, Larkspur, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Monument, or Parker, we are able to meet with you. Save yourself the drive on I-25 or C-470 and start working with an online therapist in Colorado!
Privacy concerns about online therapy
While the therapists at AC3 use a HIPAA compliant platform and a private room to meet with you online, we understand that you may still be concerned about privacy. We recommend some different ways to help ensure your privacy at home:
- Go into your bedroom or bathroom and close the door
- Use headphones
- Go for a walk
- Sit in your car
- Use a conference room (when back at work) with a sign “do not disturb, meeting in place”
- Use a white noise app and place your phone or tablet by the door of the room you are in
If you are concerned about privacy, please let your therapist know so you can create a plan together. There are options when it comes to using online therapy. For video sessions, we provide a free and easy-to-use video service that can be accessed through a laptop, desk computer, phone, or tablet. Further, our video service is HIPAA compliant for your privacy. Click here to learn more about our online therapy video platform.
Begin Online Therapy in Colorado
With the added convenience and accessibility of an online platform, receiving quality counseling services in Colorado has never been simpler. Start meeting your mental health needs from the comfort of your home today with a skilled therapist at Authentic Connections Counseling Center. Follow the steps below to get started!
- Call AC3 at (720) 370-3010 x100.
- Speak with our Intake Coordinator, about scheduling an appointment.
- Start working with an online therapist and working toward wellness.
Other Services at Authentic Connections Counseling Center
We offer a variety of services to meet your mental health needs. Our counselors want to help you not only survive, but thrive. Our individual services include but are not limited to: counseling for anxiety or depression, trauma therapy, and PTSD treatment, or prenatal counseling and postpartum support. We also offer marriage counseling and discernment counseling for couples. Regardless of what you are struggling with or where you live in Colorado, we want to help.