Online marriage counseling offers a digital alternative to conventional in-person face-to-face marriage counseling. Generally you are in the privacy of your home, and you call me using video conferencing. All you need is a good internet connection, a device with a camera and microphone, and your chair.
There are lots of reasons people prefer online marriage counseling rather than traditional marriage counseling sessions. Some couples may forego traditional marriage counseling sessions—even if they know they need it—because they are unable to afford the service. Online marriage counseling generally has lower overhead costs than conventional marriage therapy and those savings translate into a lower fee for service ( it is less expensive than in-person marriage counseling). Online marriage counseling also helps people save money in not having to travel, buy food on the go, or take time off from work to meet an appointment. Online marriage counseling often works well for a married couple with busy schedules as finding the time is highly flexible, an appointment may fit comfortably into a couple’s regular routine.
Also, many people feel a bit nervous when visiting a therapist’s office and online marriage counseling allows couples to get the help they need from the comfort of their own home. Being in familiar setting helps many people in dropping their defenses, opening up, and sharing their concerns. Sometimes people may also feel less intimidated when speaking to a marriage counselor online than face-to-face. Lastly, online marriage counseling is an excellent option for intimate partners who are separated by long distances.
The Best You Counseling by Shawn Williams, LPC
5601 Bride St. Suite 300
Fort Worth, Texas 76112