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Tips for Successful Teletherapy Sessions

Therapy and counseling has finally come into the twenty-first century with the advent of teletherapy: therapeutic sessions undertaken over the telephone or through a video messenger service with a licensed therapist. Many patients are opting for this method of counseling for a variety of reasons, including more convenient scheduling and the ease of being able to do it in the comfort of your own home.

If you are one of the patients looking into undergoing a teletherapy session or are getting yourself ready for a teletherapy session you may be looking for tips on how to make the session as beneficial as possible. The following are a series of tips that can help you get as much as possible out of the session.

Establish Your Teletherapy Mindset

First, you should pay attention to your mindset. Approach the session with an open mind, meaning that you should not be expecting any one thing but allow the session to flow. While you can have a rough plan on what you would like to talk about, don’t shut down any avenues of discussion the therapist may open with you. Know that the therapist is trying to help you grow, and by keeping an open mindset you can also have a growth mindset that will allow you to get as much as possible out of the session.

Set Up Your Safe Space

The second tip is to pay attention to your environment. Try to do it in an area that you are already comfortable in. Set your seat up in a position that allows for maximum comfort, sitting on your couch or a sitting chair in a position that doesn’t make you uncomfortable. The more relaxed you are in the session, the more open your mind will be and the more you will be able to communicate with the therapist.

Remove Distractions

Finally, remove any distractions that may occur during your therapy session. If you live with others, ask them to stay quiet for an hour or so. If you have children, ask someone to watch them. If you are able to, do the therapy session in a room that you can close the door. The more distraction-free the environment is, the better the session will go.

Schedule Your Successful Teletherapy Session Today!

Teletherapy sessions can be as beneficial as face-to-face meetings: in fact, with the use of Skype, they become face-to-face sessions from the comfort of your own home. Follow these tips to make the session as beneficial as possible for you. Check out what to expect at your first session and call East-West Therapy at 213-880-8262 to book your first teletherapy appointment