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5 Benefits of Online Depression Treatment in Pennsylvania

5 Benefits of Online Depression Treatment in Pennsylvania

Anyone who has ever struggled with depression can attest to the lack of energy and motivation that comes with it. While counseling and therapy can be the best thing for someone who is depressed, it is often hard to get a person to seek treatment. That is why online therapy may be the way to go for someone with depression.

 

Common symptoms of depression are:

*feelings of sadness, emptiness, and hopelessness

*anger, irritability, frustration over small matters

*loss of interest in things that used to bring pleasure

*sleep disturbance

*tiredness, lack of energy

*reduced appetite or increased cravings

*anxiety, agitation, restlessness

*feelings of worthlessness

*trouble thinking, concentrating, processing thoughts, and making decisions

*unexplained physical problems like headaches, stomach problems

*frequent or recurrent thoughts of death or suicide (the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255)

People who are depressed may find it difficult to go about normal day-to-day activities. That is why it’s important that depression suffers get help from a licensed mental health professional. At Move Forward we have counselors and therapists trained in treating those with depression. We work with clients from around the state of Pennsylvania through online therapy.

 

 

We have put together a list of five benefits of online depression treatment in Pennsylvania:

 

1.) You don’t have to go anywhere.

Moving from room to room can be enough of a struggle when you are depressed, let alone getting in the car and driving to an appointment. With online therapy, the counselor comes to you. All you have to do is log in to your trusted internet-connected device and your therapist will be there. Just make sure wherever you choose to do your session is quiet, free of distractions, safe, and private. For tips on how to make the most of your session read https://moveforwardlancaster.com/5-tips-to-make-the-most-of-your-online-therapy-session/

 

2.) Services are more accessible.

The other benefit of not having to travel to an appointment outside of your home is you can connect with counselors or therapists from anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania. If there is a depression counselor in Lancaster or Hershey you want to work with but you live in Philadelphia, no problem. Or, if you live in an area that doesn’t have a strong mental health professional presence you can connect with others from outside your area.

 

3.) Online therapy can help you cope.

Depression is hard to cope with, just like having the flu or a cold can be a drain and ruin your day so can depression. Getting proper mental health treatment can help you learn valuable coping tools. Methods like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help to permanently change thought processes so you feel depressed less. The key is connecting with the right, well-trained counselor and being willing to do the work to feel better.

 

4.) It saves time.

You have so much to do and you are already so unmotivated to get out of bed, how do you have time to go to counseling? Online therapy can be done in your home, your office, or even a parked car. There is no waiting for stoplights and no searching for a babysitter.

 

 

5.) It’s safe.

In this current world, leaving the home is even more daunting. Concerns over getting sick from Covid-19 make entering the world that more anxiety-inducing and fearful. We get it. With online counseling, you don’t have to worry about getting sick or getting in an unsafe situation. Your privacy is protected with our HIPAA compliant online platform and we suggest you utilize headphones to enhance personal privacy and overall experience. Read more tips here: https://moveforwardlancaster.com/5-tips-to-make-the-most-of-your-online-therapy-session/

If you are unsure of whether online therapy is right for you, read our blog here. Regardless of whether you choose online or in-person sessions to treat your depression, the first step you can take to getting healthy is getting help. Take this time for yourself so you can feel better.

 

Ready to begin counseling in Pennsylvania?

At Move Forward, our professionally-trained and licensed counselors have openings. Just call our office at 717-462-7003×1 and speak to our administrative assistant to get started. You can get the tailored help you need right now. We are here.

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