With the explosion of telehealth services at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, psychotherapy has evolved to meet the demands of a younger, tech-savvy generation. From online support groups to live video sessions, the objective remains the same: better mental health for everyone.
Whether you're starting teletherapy for the first time or transitioning from in-person therapy, online therapy can help you make real progress toward your goals. Here's why online therapy is the future of mental health.
1. You don't have to put your life on hold to start therapy
It's not easy being a teenager. You're expected to start acting like an adult—even if you're not being treated like one. Adolescence is a unique developmental period in your life, and most adolescents don't have the time to put their lives on hold to join a traditional inpatient program.
With telehealth intensive outpatient programs, you can access high-quality mental health care from a licensed therapist from the comfort of your own home. Instead of skipping soccer practice, missing club meetings, or sacrificing your next test score for therapy sessions (and feeling even more anxious in the end), you can meet with a compassionate mental health professional and heal on your own terms. All you need is a reliable internet connection to reap the mental health benefits of virtual individual therapy,group therapy, and family therapy.
2. You don't have to limit your treatment to local providers
Whether online or in-person, psychotherapy should always be a safe space where you can express your feelings, talk about your mental health issues, and learn lifelong coping skills. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to pour your heart out to a new counselor—and it can be even harder if you don't have a strong therapeutic relationship.
Instead of limiting your mental health treatment to local clinicians, online therapy connects you to an experienced team of mental health professionals. This way, you won't have to worry about long commutes or therapists who don't specialize in your specific mental health condition. Even if you're just looking for emotional support, online therapy can help you put your mental health in the right person's hands.
At Charlie Health, we assign a primary therapist to every client based on their clinical consultation. Your primary therapist will support you throughout your treatment plan, from admission to aftercare, so you can enjoy quality mental health support.
3. You can connect with people who share similar experiences
Group therapy can be an important component of your mental health treatment. Simply put, group therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist works with multiple patients at a time in a group setting. Group therapy is a common type of therapy used within mental health treatment programs. The group process can provide wide-ranging mental health benefits, from learning sustainable coping strategies to being vulnerable with group members.
When you join our intensive outpatient program (IOP), we'll use the information collected at intake to create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs, personality, and experiences. After you're assigned to a primary therapist that matches your mental health needs, you'll also be matched with a highly curated online group with group members navigating similar challenges.
At Charlie Health, we believe in group cohesion—and that's why we're the first IOP provider to match clients into therapy groups with comprehensive peer support. We'll help you work toward holistic healing with video-based treatment options so you can join the right group from the convenience of home. Whether you're navigating PTSD, living with ADHD, or managing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), we'll connect you to a group of people with similar experiences and similar issues.
Living with mental health challenges can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. At Charlie Health, we'll help you take a proactive approach to mental wellness with comprehensive online therapy for teens.
Our state-of-the-art intensive outpatient program (IOP) helps adolescents, young adults, and family members navigate mental health crises. Our virtual IOP combines individual therapy, supported groups, and family therapy to create a personalized treatment plan for your unique mental health needs. Contact us today to start healing with online therapy.