Picture this; you have just turned on your computer, brewed a fresh pot of coffee and settled down into your most comfy chair with your favorite mug at your elbow.
Skype comes onto your screen and there appears the face of your trusted Counseling on Demand counselor. Ready for your close-up???
Here’s how one of our clients describes it:
“I found a service called Counseling on Demand. They had a free trial. I took them up on it and had a session with the lead counselor Matthew. It was great. He really reminds me of my previous doctor who I saw from the third grade until I was 20. Pricing was very competitive. Once again the ease of being able to do it from home really appeals to me. You really feel like you’re sitting there with him. Well actually you are sitting there with him. I see him raising his coffee cup; he sees me drinking my hot tea. I see his dog in the background; he sees my dog in the background. It’s like we’re in the same room. I’m on my second session, and so far it’s been going great”.
But does it work? Studies say, “Yes”. Leading research organizations including Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Mental Health have found that online mental health care is as effective as in-person care. It has even sometimes been shown to be more effective.
Need more proof? In 2013, at the University of Zurich, that very thing was found. In their words, “Fifty-seven per cent of online patients [who] completed [the] course [were] depression free, [and] only 42 per cent of cases who saw [a] therapist in person felt better.” One reason these experts gave for such success was that online clients were able to look over their notes afterwards while traditional clients tended to forget what was said in session.
Our client was talking about Counseling on Demand. This is where Matthew is. You need not go through this alone. With Matthew’s support, you can get through these times. He has a team too. Each has special training and stand ready to serve.
They can help too. You needn’t leave your favorite/private place. Nor must you wait for an appointment. We are there 24/7. You can begin in 24 hours or less; not the usual 25 days for an office appointment.
You may contact us now. Your first consultation is free.
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