Are you wondering if online couples therapy is right for you?
Or maybe you’re wondering what online couples counseling even looks like?
Getting to therapy is hard enough. Then you have to coordinate schedules, work hours, child care, etc
Doing therapy online may make it so you can coordinate these things easier and have time for more consistent therapy sessions. More consistent therapy sessions mean your marriage or relationship is going to get better that much faster!
Whether you or your partner are right in Plymouth with us, or in St Paul, Minneapolis, or even rural Minnesota, we can provide online counseling for you and your spouse or partner.
What is Online Couples Therapy?
Online counseing or online therapy is simply therapy conducted online via video conferencing. We send you a link to your session and you are instantly connected to your therapist via video. Online couples therapy just means that your partner/spouse also joins the session. They can join the session by sitting right next to you or from another location. As long as you both are in Minnesota, you can be anywhere and still do therapy together. Therapy feels much like it would in an office setting, except you get to be in the comfort of your own home, office, or other location that is convenient for you!
How Do I Set it Up?
Video therapy is easy to set up. We simply send you a link to your therapy session and you can “meet us” by phone, iPad, or computer – it’s that simple! We use a secure HIPAA compliant video conferencing system so you can be sure your session is kept confidential and secure. Lots of people get nervous that they won’t be able to “set it up” correctly. We assure you, there is nothing to worry about. If you have ever successfully used FaceTime or Skype you can absolutely do this with success! We will also walk you through it and help in any way possible.
Most clients give us the feedback that online therapy was easier and more comfortable than they thought it would be!
What Can I expect?
Attending online couples therapy you can exepect that you are meeting with a well trained therapist who not only knows how to do evidenced based couples therapy but also is trained in conducting online therapy.
After therapy you can also expect the following in your marriage or relationship:
Some people may in fact argue that online therapy is better than in person therapy
Couples therapy online helps you relax into therapy. You don’t arrive rushed and stressed from getting to the session nor do they have to rush off after to their busy schedule. They can sit and reflect with their partner about the session and action steps they want to take.
Clients also may find they can be more vulnerable at home. Some people have a hard time crying and sharing emotions in a more “public” place because who knows who they are going to run into while leaving the therapist’s office, in the waiting room, etc. Doing therapy in your home provides safety and comfort.
Still not convinced? We offer free 30 minute consultations to see if we are a good fit for your needs.