How can one make the most of their online counseling sessions?
It can help to think a bit about what prompted you to seek therapy and what you may want to get out of therapy before your first session and on an ongoing basis. Identifying goals to work towards is always a good thing. But it's also okay if you aren't sure of what you want to achieve in therapy, or maybe aren't even sure of what to talk about. Therapists are trained and experienced in helping people get comfortable with therapy, answering questions, and working with you to set a path. Therapy is most effective when you continue the work between sessions. This may mean simply reflecting on what you and your therapist discuss, noticing changes in your thoughts or behavior, practicing new skills or suggesting activities, journaling, or even completing "homework assignments" such as suggested reading, worksheets, thought or mood logs, etc. The more you put in, the more you get out!
Other questions related to Therapy
- What if I don’t like my therapist?
- Can my kids see a therapist on Amwell?
- Will my primary care provider be notified about my online therapy visit on Amwell?
- Do I need to schedule an appointment for online therapy?
- What expectations should a person have going into their first online counseling session?
- What types of conditions can online counseling help treat?
- I have a question that isn’t listed here. Can you help me?
- How do you know if your problems are "big" enough for online therapy?
- Will I be charged more if I talk to a therapist on weekends, holidays or at night?
- How long is a typical online therapy visit on Amwell?