Online Therapy

Do You Feel Overwhelmed And Unsure Where You Can Turn For Support?

Is a busy schedule or financial stress keeping you from getting the help you need? Perhaps you’ve considered in-person or online therapy before, but committing to ongoing self-care feels intimidating. You might be uncomfortable taking time away from work or your relationships, and the thought of weekly therapy sessions feels overwhelming or even selfish. 

Do you become stressed or panicked when you have to leave the house? Maybe you struggle with anxiety, depression, or have experienced a past trauma that has caused you to not feel safe traveling to a therapy office for a one-on-one meeting. You might think you should be able to handle everything on your own, but nothing you’ve tried has offered the relief and personal growth you need. And you can’t help but worry you’ll be judged if someone sees you visiting a therapy practice. 

Even if you’re comfortable meeting in person, the current COVID-19 crisis and shelter-in-place orders may leave you feeling too isolated and overloaded to seek support and guidance. And with every day you suffer alone, you feel more distant from your motivation, your relationships, and even your faith in God. With so much stress in your personal life, career, and relationships, you may be desperate for solutions. 

Are you looking for a more convenient form of therapy you can do from the comfort of your own home? Online psychotherapy at Life Training Christian Counseling in Louisville can give you the emotional and spiritual support you need to find relief, healing, and growth in your life and relationships.

Everyone Needs Help From Time To Time

Anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges leave many individuals and couples feeling too embarrassed or ashamed to reach out for treatment. And with the COVID-19 outbreak closing many schools, businesses, and churches, you may not have access to your usual support system of family, friends, and church leaders. You might know that all of the issues you’re experiencing are treatable with the right approach, but how can you commit to self-care when it seems like you’re doing all you can just to keep up with daily stress and obligations? 

Many therapy practices are moving to online counseling for treatment of anxiety, depression, marriage problems, and more. This shift has made it easier than ever to access professional support. It opens the door for many individuals and couples who might otherwise be unable to attend in-person counseling due to busy schedules, moving to a new city, concerns about confidentiality, or the need to stay home because of the COVID-19 virus. 

The truth is that everyone experiences these difficulties at times, but we don’t always have the tools and resources in place to overcome these issues on our own. Thankfully, access to a relationship-focused, biblically-informed, and Christ-centered therapist can give you the compassionate support and tangible steps you need to foster peace and strengthen your faith during trying times.

Online Therapy Can Strengthen Your Faith And Resolve

Online counseling has been shown to be as effective as in-person treatment for a wide range of mental health and relationship challenges. And while many practices are only now offering teletherapy, it’s always been a part of our work at Life Training Christian Counseling. Our established process means you get secure, confidential support you can trust. And our commitment to healing the whole person—not just symptoms—means you can achieve meaningful, lasting changes that address all of your needs: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

We recognize that successful treatment requires a trusting relationship with your therapist. And whether we meet online or in-person, we provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing your story without fear of judgment, criticism, or rejection. Instead of telling you how to live or what changes to make, we take the time to connect with you and empathize with your experience so we can tailor our approach to your unique needs and goals.

For many people, talking to a therapist online is actually more effective than in-person sessions. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Unlike in-person therapy, meeting online allows us to quickly share our screen and send resources by text or email, giving you greater access to a range of tools and information you can use in the long term. You can also avoid the time and stress required to travel to our office. And because we’ve provided online and phone counseling for years, we’ve streamlined the process and know how to adapt if you run into any technical issues.

Throughout our work together, we’ll tailor each session to the specific challenges or goals you wish to work on. If negative perceptions or harmful self-beliefs are holding you back, we’ll take time to explore where these come from and how they are affecting your behaviors and decisions. Instead of feeling guilty or ashamed about your doubts and fears, you can learn to embrace your complex emotions and trust in God to provide healing in times of hardship and uncertainty.

At Life Training Christian Counseling, our therapists have been helping individuals find healing and foster self-compassion through God’s eternal truths for more than 10 years. As ordained ministers, we understand the role faith plays in your well-being, but we’ll never force our beliefs on you. Our goal is to give you the compassionate support and practical guidance you need to embrace and love all parts of yourself: body, soul, and spirit.

But you may still have questions about online therapy…

Does online therapy work as well as in-person therapy?

The differences between teletherapy sessions and meeting in person are smaller than you may think. Both forms of counseling are equally effective in treating anxiety, depression, marriage problems, and a host of other issues. And just like in-office treatment, online therapy depends on how you position yourself in preparation for the sessions. For example, if you’re completing sessions in your car while driving home from work, you can’t focus as much as needed. However, if you are willing to take teletherapy seriously, it can work every bit as well as in-person counseling. To that point, we encourage our clients to sign up for 4-8 sessions initially to ensure you receive meaningful, ongoing support at the times that are most convenient for you.

I’m worried about confidentiality online.

It’s natural to have concerns about digital privacy, especially if this is the first time you’ve considered online psychotherapy. We protect your privacy in two important ways. First, we utilize platforms that are compliant with current HIPAA guidelines for protecting client privacy. Second, we conduct online therapy sessions from a private office space separated from distractions and any risk of loss of confidentiality. As long as you set aside time and space to meet away from roommates or family members, you can attend sessions knowing that our electronic communication will be fully confidential.

Is online therapy covered by insurance?

We do not accept insurance, but we can provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement. Because we provide doctoral-level care, some insurance companies are more willing to reimburse fees. However, there is no assurance for that in Kentucky, and you should check with your provider if you have questions about coverage.

Find Support From The Comfort Of Your Own Home

If you are ready to start or continue your journey of healing and growth, our Bible-informed, Christ-centered approach at Life Training Christian Counseling can help. We invite you to contact us at (502) 717-LIFE (5433) for an initial consultation to discuss any questions you may have.