There are some who say that the Millennial generation is killing certain industries due to their changing tastes and financial situations. However, we would like to think that Millennials are not killing industries, but instead of changing them for the future. One such industry that Millennials are changing is the counseling industry.
Millennials are facing mental health issues like never before, so counseling is important. However, commuting to a therapist’s office is out of style. Instead, online therapy is the new way to receive the help they need, be it for mental health issues, advice, or any other counseling needs they have. Here are a few reasons why.
More Millennials are preferring a flexible schedule, or have gig-based jobs that make their schedules all over the place. Because of this, it can be hard to attend traditional counseling, which may not be available during their free time, and regular sessions are hard to do. Online counseling allows Millennials to receive therapy based on their own schedules, and not on a strict schedule that can intervene with other parts of their lives.
Driving to an office and waiting for the therapist can be a slog, so that’s why many Millennials, who have grown up with technology, prefer talking through their computer or phone. It’s quick, convenient, and allows them to talk to a therapist anywhere.
Help at Any Time
When mental health problems strike, it may not be during a time when a traditional therapist is available. Talking to an online therapist as the moment strikes can help reduce the severity of the episode. If someone falls into depression, a therapist is there to help. If the person has anger issues, a therapist can calm them down.
Every Form of Communication is Available
Millennials communicate in many ways. Some prefer texting, while others prefer video chat. There are some who will love to talk on the phone, while others resent it. With online counseling, you have many options available. Some options, such as texting, don’t allow for body language or tone of voice, but they can be convenient for the socially awkward, or when you’re in a place where can’t speak. The variety of ways you can communicate with someone is just another reason why online counseling is getting the love.
So Many Therapists to Choose From
One problem with traditional therapy is that the pool of therapists is limited to your local area, and you may not find a therapist who connects with you. With online therapy, you can be able to find a therapist who connects to you well. For many, a therapist should not only be professional but someone you would want to have a drink with.
Many Millennials have a tight budget, and because of this, they may want to avoid traditional counseling. However, the competitiveness of online counseling allows for flexible pricing. You can get a payment plan for any budget; weekly, monthly, or by the session. Plus, there are many free counseling options available for those on the tightest budgets or those who want to dip their toes in the pool before they take the plunge. If you want to consider free therapy, click this link: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/therapy/get-free-online-therapy-should-you-use-free-counseling/
These are just a few reasons why online therapy is reinventing counseling. While traditional therapy has its own uses, online therapy’s convenience is needed in this hectic world. If you are suffering from mental health issues or just need advice, try online therapy and see if it works for you. You may find someone who can help you with your problems and then some.
Guest Author: Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.