Online Therapy

Taking that first step to schedule a therapy session can be both intimidating and scary. You have some fears and anxiousness about beginning counseling. You're curious if you will like your therapist and if you will feel comfortable during the session. On top of these anxieties, you're thinking about the other logistics. You think about the therapists in your area and if you want to work with them. Additionally, you're probably thinking about the traffic. All of this can be tough to manage. However, there is a solution. 
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Online Therapy In Colorado

You've decided that it's time to start therapy. However, there are a few obstacles standing in your way. Our online therapists understand. Our therapists specialize in treating anxiety and trauma therapy. Through the use of a secure video chat, we can provide you with quality services. The best part? You won't have to leave your house.

Benefits of Online Therapy in Colorado

Convenience. You can have your session anywhere you have a good wifi connection.
Time-efficient. No need to factor in travel time during rush hour.
More choices. Maybe you're not satisfied with the service provides in your town. Not a problem! With online therapy, you're able to work with online therapists throughout the state.
Less canceled appointments. You won't miss your appointment due to inclement weather or not having a babysitter. Less canceled appointments mean a better return on investment.

Online Therapy for Anxiety

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Right now, we're facing many unique challenges we haven't before. Because of that, you could have an increase in anxiety symptoms. If you didn't have anxiety before, you could be experiencing it now. Anxiety therapy can help. Working with an online therapist can help you navigate and control your anxiety symptoms.

Online Therapy for Trauma

What we know about trauma is that the effects can linger long after the event is over. Living with the aftermath of trauma can be very difficult. In many cases, it can impact most areas of your life. Our trauma therapists understand, and they're here to help with trauma therapy. Through online therapy, our trauma therapists can help you clean up the mess trauma has made.

A Note About EMDR Therapy Online

Often, people ask if we can actually do EMDR therapy for trauma treatment online. We can! Our EMDR therapist in Colorado Springs can help you wherever you are in the state. Some modifications will be made, but you can still get this evidence-based trauma treatment in online therapy.

Is Online Therapy Effective?

In many cases, we have found online therapy is just as effective as in-person sessions. Clients often share their concerns about online therapy. They wonder if it will be uncomfortable for them, or if they'll get the same effect. However, most clients share that it goes better than they expect it will. Clients have also said they feel like they went to our office, even though they're at home. Being in your own space during a session creates a sense of safety and vulnerability. In return, this speeds along the therapeutic process.

What Does Altitude Counseling's Process Look Like?

Because we know that scheduling an online appointment may be intimidating, we created a simple step by step guide to make you feel more at ease. We are also available to walk you through each step if you get stuck. Here is your guide for scheduling an online therapy appointment.
  1. Email, text, or call our office - One of our friendly staff members will answer your call. You will be sent a brief consultation form to fill out. This will help us get to know you by asking questions to find out what your current needs are and what your goals for counseling may be. Though many individuals are nervous to call the office, research shows that when people take that first step and actually schedule an initial therapy session, they immediately experience a 10% improvement in their emotional state. The fact that help and hope are on the way, brings a big sense of relief to many people. Once we gather basic information, we will help you determine which therapist will be the best fit for you. Once we determine who you will work with, we will set a time and date for your first appointment.

  2. Learn more about us - Once your counseling session has been scheduled, you will receive a link to fill out the new client paperwork. This paperwork can all be filled out electronically and submitted back to us through your client portal. You do not have to print a thing! The paperwork will also contain the web address link to your virtual session, so you will know exactly how to access your session when it is time. If you have any issues accessing your paperwork, you can call our office, and we are happy to walk you through the process over the phone.

  3. Begin your session - At the scheduled time for your appointment, you will click the web address link from your email/text reminder. You will be asked to give your name and allow the program to access your mic and camera. You simply follow those prompts. This will take you to your session where your therapist will be there to meet you. The primary virtual platform that we use for sessions is both HIPPA compliant and secure, so you can be put at ease that your session is completely confidential. If you have any trouble accessing your session or have any technical issues logging into it, you will call your therapist directly at the number provided for you in your reminder. Your therapist will help you troubleshoot.

  4. Complete your therapy session - After meeting your therapist in the online session room, you will finish out your initial counseling session. The first counseling session, or intake session, will be a time for you and your therapist to get to know each other and discuss the issues that you are facing, as well as your goals for therapy. Our clients tell us that they usually leave their first session feeling both excited and hopeful about their counseling journey and the progress that they will make.

  5. Schedule your next appointment -At the end of your therapy session, you and your therapist will discuss a consistent meeting time for your following appointments.

Begin Online Therapy In Colorado

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You now have all of the information you need to make the informed decision to start online therapy. Congrats! Our team of online therapists are excited to work with you. When you're ready to begin your journey with counseling, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out an appointment request and let us know what’s going on.
  2. Start counseling on your couch instead of ours.

Other Services Provided in Colorado

Online therapy isn’t the only service we offer. We can see clients in our Colorado Springs-based counseling clinic but are transitioning to seeing clients mostly online.  We can also see clients anywhere with online therapy in Colorado.  Our team of counselors provides many services for folks and their families. Our team offers CBT and EMDR. Additionally, our therapists provide counseling for bereavementtrauma, depression, anxiety, and substance use. When working with families, we provide teen counselingcounseling for new mothers, and IFS.  Additionally, we offer faith-based counseling and counseling for spiritual/religious struggles.

300 Garden of the Gods Rd, Ste 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
(719) 428-2952

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