Online Counseling in Texas
Do you live in a rural area of Texas where there are few choices for mental health services?
Or perhaps you live in Houston and you just don’t have time to get to and from counseling appointments?
Perhaps you are just more comfortable attending therapy from the comfort of your own home?
You want high quality, specialized counseling services, but you also need therapy that fits with your lifestyle. We understand. Online counseling services at Anne Russey Counseling may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Benefits of Online Therapy:
Online Counseling saves Time
Traditional in office therapy typically means you’re not only having to plan 45-50 minutes for your counseling session, but also the additional time on either side of your appointment to commute to and from your counselor’s office. Telehealth offers added value and convenience of not having to plan extra time for traveling to and from your appointment. Join your online counseling session from your cell phone or laptop between meetings at work, during your lunch break or while your newborn rests comfortably in their bassinet or your lap.
Online Counseling means you don’t have to leave your house or find a sitter.
Difficulty leaving your house or work for any number of reasons? Online counseling is a great option that brings the benefits of counseling to you anywhere you have access to a little privacy and a reliable internet connection. Think of this as a more secure and HIPAA compliant video chat. While clients sometimes bring their small children to session, many find they get more out of it if they don’t have to. Telehealth offers the option of not having to tote the new baby or young children around town to get to a session. Older kids may be occupied by some screen time or another somewhat independent activity in another room, while the new baby may be fed, bounced, nursed or placed into their swing or crib in the familiar and safe surroundings of home, all while you participate in your online counseling session.
Online Counseling for LGBTQ+ adults in Texas
Anne Russey Counseling provides LGBT affirming counseling to adults throughout the state of Texas via telehealth. Whether you’re wanting help with concerns related to coming out, questioning or exploration of your sexual orientation or gender identity or just wanting to make sure that the counselor you choose to work with to address your anxiety, depression or another mental health need is going to be culturally competent. Anne Russey Counseling also offers support to parents of children or adult children who have come out as LGBTQ+ and are looking for LGBT affirming support, information and a safe place to process their own thoughts, feelings and reactions to their child’s coming out. You can learn more about LGBT Counseling here.
Online Counseling for Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Anxiety in Texas
Finding someone who specializes in treating postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety can be challenging, especially if you live in rural parts of the state or cities where mental health providers are hard to come by. It’s important when looking for a therapist to treat postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety that you find someone who has experience and knowledge in the complexities and nuances of mood and anxiety disorders during the postpartum period to ensure you receive the best care possible. Thankfully telehealth or e-therapy makes our huge state feel a little smaller, by making very specialized services available remotely. Online counseling also has the added benefit of being available within the comfort of your own home and not requiring a babysitter or a commute across town. Learn more about postpartum depression treatment hereand postpartum anxiety treatment here.
Online Counseling for Anxiety in Texas
Anxiety shows up differently for everybody. Some of the more common symptoms of anxiety include constant worry, increased irritability, “anxiety attacks” or panic attacks. Other symptoms may include racing thoughts, a sense of doom or a feeling that something bad is going to happen. Counseling for anxiety can help you learn new skills or strategies to feel more in control of your reactions to the things contributing to your anxiety.
Online counseling means that there are even less barriers to getting the care you need and deserve. No time or desire to commute to and from an appointment? No problem- log in to your session from the comfort of your own office, (parked) car or home. Worried about having to take extended time off to accommodate your appointments? If you have an hour for lunch, let’s meet then. Learn more about counseling for anxiety and how Anne Russey Counseling can help here.
Is Online Therapy Effective?
People often wonder if online counseling can possibly be as effective as office based therapy. There are plenty of benefits and cases where Telehealth can be as effective as in office counseling. However, some very specific counseling interventions and modalities may not be possible or as effective online.
Online counseling has several benefits including:
- Increased accessibility to counselors and mental health treatment for people living in parts of Texas with few or no mental health providers
- Potential for quicker intervention following hospital stays for medical or mental health reasons- potentially even prior to discharge
- Increased comfort for the client who can have counseling from the comfort of their own home
- Greater confidentiality since there is no risk of bumping into anyone you know in the waiting room of an office
- Increased accessibility for clients who have limitations on mobility or transportation
- More cost effective in that there is no additional cost of having to pay for gas, parking or a babysitter
- Anecdotally most clients report feeling equally helped by online counseling as they do in office. The belief the client has that their counselor can help them matters more than the physical location of the sessions
Begin Online Therapy in Texas with Anne Russey Counseling
So you’ve decided you’re ready for counseling and that online therapy or telehealth seems like the ideal fit for you. To get started now, follow these simple steps:
- Book online, call, text (281-607-4443) or e-mail to schedule your first appointment or a free phone or video consultation.
- Next, attend your first therapy appointment via the online client website.
- Then, learn to feel less anxious, less stuck and more content and satisfied with your life.
Options for Counseling Sessions with Anne Russey
Online Therapy (Virtual Counseling)
Secure video counseling offers you access to therapy anywhere you have a stable internet connection and a private meeting space.
Office Based Sessions (in Katy, Texas 77494)
Maybe you’ve decided online counseling is not the best fit after all. Anne Russey is a licensed therapist who provides in office counseling to individuals living near Cinco Ranch, Richmond, Fulshear, Cross Creek Ranch, Cy-Fair and West Houston.
Other Counseling in Katy, Texas
Anne Russey Counseling provides specialized therapy services and treatment for a wide range of concerns and problems. I offer anxiety treatment, counseling for moms, general perinatal counseling, postpartum anxiety treatment, postpartum depression treatment, and LGBT counseling.