Different therapeutic methods can help with various mental health concerns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual therapy sessions surged in popularity. Many people with few alternatives could obtain treatment because of how easily it can be done from home. On the other hand, meeting the therapist in person provides a more focused environment by isolating you from your usual surroundings and allowing the therapist to see and understand your body language.
Teresa Thompson, a BIPOC and LGBTQ-affirming psychotherapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, resumes in-person therapy sessions for patients in her Brooklyn office. She operates manages her own little boutique practice, which enables her to provide a customized, personalized level of treatment that is not possible in big group offices and clinics. She assists patients in finding the self-awareness and vulnerability necessary to explore their innate potential for development and healing. Learn more about Teresa’s services and treatment approach by visiting https://teresathompsonlcsw.com/
Both in-person and online counseling have their own special advantages. But according to several studies, therapists and patients develop better bonds when they initially meet in person before switching to a teletherapy platform. People with a range of mental conditions have been helped successfully by talk therapy and in-person treatment. For example, people with severe mental conditions and those who have strong symptoms of anxiety and/or despair may need more treatment than they can get with online-only therapy.
Other advantages of in-person therapy are the following:
-Patients will be encouraged to get outside and socialize
-Patients will feel less lonely
-Patients can completely focus during a session and keep distractions to a minimum
-Therapists can better understand situations when they can pick up on non-verbal cues
-Some exercises and activities conducted by therapists are simpler and easier to do in person
The duration of a session with Teresa lasts about 45 minutes for an individual client, and 70 minutes for couples counseling, once every week. Telemedicine or virtual therapy sessions can still be availed by patients who prefer them to in person sessions.
You can learn more about Teresa and benefit from her insights by visiting https://teresathompsonlcsw.com/insights, where she publishes weekly articles to benefit both her current and future patients, as well as anyone who is struggling and needs a trusted resource.
Teresa Thompson LCSW
44 Court St. Suite 1217
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