Telephone Therapy for Depression and Other Mental Health Disorders

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor do I claim to be one. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, are injured, or are feeling thoughts of depression, anxiety, or anything else, please contact a medical professional IMMEDIATELY!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Some people suffering with certain mental disorders, such as agoraphobia, anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder or deep depression, may have difficulty leaving their home. This may be a reason why a person with one or a combination of these disorders are reluctant to go and see a mental health therapist.

If you are looking to speak with a therapist, but would like to do it from the comfort of your own home, you might have that option if you can find a therapist who does telephone sessions. You could do an online search for mental health therapists who do telephone counseling. Also, you could look in the yellow pages or online for psychologists or other mental health professionals in your area and give them a call to see if if they offer therapy sessions over the phone.

While it may be beneficial to actually meet face to face with a mental health therapist, that may not be easy for some people with mental disorders to do. By doing phone sessions, a person may feel more comfortable about opening up about certain issues. Also, phone counseling is more flexible. You do not have to drive to an office and sit in a waiting room.

I think phone therapy is also good because this may help a person to keep their appointments instead of canceling them due to anxiety or other issues such as traffic or bad weather. Face-to-face sessions might help the mental health therapist to get a better view of the patient, by observing their posture, appearance, the way they make eye contact and how they socialize. However, I think phone therapy might be a good start and if the person is improving by doing phone therapy, it might help to meet for face to face sessions if the therapist feels it would be better to do so.

Phone therapy may be the only way a person who can not leave their home, might reach out for help. If you are suffering from any type of mental disorder and you have a hard time leaving your house, let alone getting out of bed, you might want to look into phone counseling for treatment. If you are able to find a therapist who offers phone counseling, it might be a good to get started with your sessions and hopefully find some help for your mental health.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor do I claim to be one. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, are injured, or are feeling thoughts of depression, anxiety, or anything else, please contact a medical professional IMMEDIATELY!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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