ONLINE CHRISTIAN COUNSELING WORKS
You need help, but you aren’t sure where to start. Maybe it’s a scheduling issue, and you know you just can’t make it to the office during office hours. Maybe it’s that you’re afraid you’ll run into somebody you’ll know at the office. Or maybe it’s that you’re simply uncomfortable meeting face-to-face with a stranger to discuss your thoughts, feelings, and struggles. This is especially true for pastors and other church leaders who fear their ministry may be compromised if it is made known they’re seeking counseling.
No matter the reason, your feelings are totally normal and understandable. The nice thing about technology, however, is that you can get Christian Counseling services from the convenience of your home, office, or even your car. Online video-based Christian counseling works. In fact, a recent study by the American Psychological Association showed that online counseling is very productive – and in many cases, it’s just as effective as face-to-face in person therapy.
IT’S MORE COMFORTABLE
An advantage of online therapy is the “disinhibition effect”. In other words, people sometimes feel more comfortable opening up and discussing problems when they’re online. There’s separation between you and your counselor, and it can feel more safe.
Sometimes it’s because of shame. Other times, it’s because of guilt. And at times, people may be afraid they’re going to be judged because of something they’ve done in the past. If you’re struggling with those feelings and they’re keeping you from coming to counseling, online counseling can help alleviate some of those fears.
How It Works
It’s pretty simple, really. Make an appointment by calling us, messaging us on Facebook, or scheduling your appointment right here on the website. Next, you’ll fill out some information online before your first appointment, and you’ll also get details to download a secure video-counseling program that you can download to your computer, phone or tablet. After that, we’ll connect at our scheduled time. Online therapy works very similarly to face-to-face therapy. We’ll work together and get started to help you overcome what you’re struggling with.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Questions about online counseling?
Online counseling is a relatively new form of therapy. “Teletherapy” as it’s called, is becoming more and more common, but maybe you have a few more questions. Send us a message below to get the answers you’re looking for.
Zakk Gammon, MA, LCPC provides online Christian counseling. He works with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression and relationships issues.
Zakk’s approach to counseling is to help people find significance, purpose and meaning in life by understanding God’s truths and the way He loves and cares for each of us.