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By BrightView
Author Mikaela Taylor, LMHC
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Mikaela Taylor, LMHC

Mikaela Taylor is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and is the State Behavioral Health Director. Mikaela has grown with BrightView and... read more

Published: December 19, 2021
Updated: December 13, 2021

Over the past year, more services have become virtual, and therapy is no exception. Many people love the ease and convenience of receiving therapy right in the comfort of their own homes. If you have never tried telehealth therapy before, the holiday season is a great time to try it out. Learn more about the benefits of virtual addiction therapy for the holidays so you can start getting the support you need from anywhere you may be.

At BrightView, we understand that it may be difficult at times to keep up with a treatment schedule for substance use disorders or mental health conditions. The holidays are an especially busy time, and trying to fit in an appointment with your therapist can only add to the stress and chaos of the season. Call us today at 888.501.9865 to find out if Zoom therapy may be right for you.

Remote Therapy Offers Optimal Convenience

When you have a busy schedule chock-full of holiday errands like shopping, cooking, gift wrapping, and attending holiday events, trying to squeeze in your regular appointment with your therapist can be overwhelming. However, you know that you should not skip your appointments because you will likely need your session even more during the holidays. Virtual therapy provides the following conveniences:

  • No commute needed
  • No dealing with holiday traffic to get to your appointment
  • Can take place anywhere in the world

Remote therapy is the most convenient for busy schedules as you do not have to factor in commute time to and from your appointment, allowing for more free time in your day. Another advantage to virtual therapy for the holidays is that if you are traveling to visit your loved ones, you can still keep up with therapy appointments from wherever you are.

Telehealth Therapy Makes It Easier to Stick to Your Appointments

During the holiday season, many people end up canceling and rescheduling their appointments, and some may not end up rescheduling at all. Once you get out of the habit of speaking with your therapist regularly, it may take a little more work to get started again. Virtual therapy helps you keep up appointments by:

  • Allowing you to have a session that fits more easily into your schedule
  • Enabling you to get therapy while sick in bed
  • Not requiring transportation to the office

During the winter holidays, you are also more likely to get sick, so you may end up canceling an appointment due to illness. However, with Zoom therapy, you may be able to keep your appointment since you can stay home on your couch without risking spreading illness to your therapist or others in the office. Additionally, for those who depend on others for transportation or have limited mobility, virtual therapy can allow them the opportunity to maintain regular therapy sessions regardless of lack of a ride or physical restrictions.

Zoom Therapy May Be More Comfortable

Some people put off getting therapy because they are not comfortable going into an unfamiliar place to talk about their personal problems. By choosing virtual therapy sessions from your home, you may get more out of your therapy sessions because you feel more comfortable opening up. Virtual therapy sessions provide:

  • Privacy
  • Higher comfort level
  • Enhanced efficacy

Some people may be concerned about seeing others they know at the therapy office. Although showing up for therapy is a positive thing and shows that you are doing what you can to get better, you may fear stigma if others see you going to or from the office. With Zoom therapy, you can receive your therapy sessions in the privacy of your home.

Support Your Recovery with Virtual Therapy for the Holidays at BrightView

With the increasing availability of telehealth therapy, anyone can benefit from regular therapy sessions. Virtual therapy removes many boundaries that would normally make it difficult to keep up with your appointments. BrightView strives to find new ways to support our patients’ needs, so we are proud to offer virtual therapy for the holidays. No matter what comes up in your life, you will still be able to get the support you need to maintain your recovery. Call us today at 888.501.9865 to inquire about our telehealth therapy options.