Online Therapy in California
You shouldn't have to miss out on therapy because of challenges like commute, scheduling, and location. So, you want to work with a therapist who is location-free and can accommodate the unique structure of your life. You're ready to engage in therapy and wish it was more convenient.
Online therapy in California is an effective alternative to traditional in-person sessions. It can be used in conjunction with face-to-face sessions or as your primary form of therapy sessions. Furthermore, online therapy has many benefits, so it's effective in helping you redefine your values so that you experience your relationships with others at their fullest capacity. Therapy can help you let go of your fears of rejection or commitment by being honest, open, and vulnerable.
You want to embrace who you are with all the ups and downs so that you can become the best version of yourself. And when things change inside you, things change around you. As you grow as a person, the relationships around you become more real and fulfilling.
Reasons to Begin Online Therapy
- Low self-esteem
- Difficulty with stress management and anxiety
- Difficulty maintaining a work-life balance
- Substance abuse
- Struggling with OCD
- Parenting issues
- Couples and relationship issues
- Coping with life transitions
When you begin online therapy, you will gain a sense of relief and lightness from letting go of self-loathing and seeking closure from past unresolved experiences. You will unburden yourself and gain more positivity and peace in your life. Further, you will learn to tolerate mistakes because you will have a true sense of self-confidence, resilience, and love. You will start to feel happier and more grateful.
Benefits of Online Therapy in California
- Easily engage in therapy sessions from the comfort of your home
- Eliminate worry about traffic and parking
- More flexibility with scheduling since travel time is eliminated
- Keep up with therapy appointments even when you are traveling or out of town for business
- Work with a therapist of your choosing from anywhere in California
- Continue to attend therapy sessions even if you are sick or worried about getting sick
The Online Therapy Process
For therapy to be effective, it requires you to be curious about yourself. Therapy asks you to be both vulnerable and accountable and have the openness and flexibility to look inward.
In online therapy sessions, we will reflect on past experiences, as we know that the past provides information about the present. The goal of therapy is to understand what you’ve been through and find solutions for what you’re still going through. When you gain insight into your thoughts and feelings, you gain clarity of how your past is shaping your present. As a result of online therapy, you will show up more openly and authentically to life.
Another key component of therapy is to understand how we view ourselves. Most people struggle with self-criticism and self-judgment. In this instance, the goal of therapy is to help you understand how you came to develop the self-critical voice. Your online therapist will help by examining the implicit or explicit messages you have been exposed to. Through self-reflection, you will gain tools to replace the self-critical inner voice with a self-accepting and compassionate one.
While you will make new discoveries and gain deep insight into who you are and your life story, we will also work collaboratively to transform this insight into action. The insight gained during online therapy sessions will be ineffective if it stays within the therapy space. Once you take this insight and apply it to your life, you will experience the fruits of your hard work.
Who is a Good Fit for Online Therapy?
You don’t have to wait for the right time or place to seek online therapy. We all have mental health, which is just as important as our physical health. So, let’s make online therapy part of your lifestyle. Online therapy in California is the right fit for you if you don’t want to postpone therapy anymore. You want to thrive and live within your truest and fullest potential. And of course, you want to live a life free from guilt and shame from past mistakes.
Online therapy can help break generational cycles where there are unhealthy and dysfunctional patterns passed on from one generation to the next. These patterns refer to communication styles, boundaries, and more that lead to more conflict in your relationships. Creating new patterns in your life will ultimately lead to healthier relationships moving forward.
Outcomes of Online Therapy
- Live your life fully by being more in the present
- Form deep connections with yourself and others
- Transform self-judgment into self-compassion
- Know that you are enough and worthy
- Have the strength and confidence to set healthy boundaries with others without feeling guilty or second-guessing yourself
- Gain clarity on your passion and purpose in life
What to Expect from Online Therapy in California
The online therapy process starts with a free 20-minute phone consultation. During this phone call, you are able to elaborate on current experiences and struggles that you wish to address in online therapy. You will also learn more about our online therapists' approach to therapy and cost.
To engage in online therapy sessions, we only require that you have a computer, tablet, or phone with a video camera and an Internet connection. These factors ensure that we will be able to communicate effectively while not being physically in the same space. Additionally, you must live in the state of California to meet with one of our online therapists. However, if you live in the state and go on a trip, we are still able to meet with you while away.
Within the first 2 to 3 sessions, you will complete the intake process in which your therapist will necessary information to create a strong and accurate treatment plan for you. This comprehensive intake evaluation will help us uncover the underlying factors that get in the way of you being your best version. We will also explore other components that may influence the treatment outcome. This process is necessary to tailor a successful treatment plan for your individual needs in online therapy.
Ongoing online therapy sessions are designed to deepen your relationship with yourself and others. The goal of therapy is not to remove all obstacles and guarantee no future mistakes or regrets. Instead, it is to give you the tools and insight that will help you maneuver through what life has in store for you. You will find the peace and strength to go through life with all of its ups and downs and know that you can handle it.
Payment and Cost
At our Los Angeles, CA-area therapy practice, we offer online therapy as a fee-for-service program. Our online therapists accept all major forms of payment. Due to our desire to make sure you have ultimate privacy and wanting and the highest level of care possible without constraints from managed care, we are out-of-network providers for all insurance panels. Therefore, we are not affiliated with any insurance panel. Many PPO plans may reimburse you in full or in part for our therapists' services. Unfortunately, HMO, Medi-Cal, and Medicare insurances do not reimburse as they require that you see someone on their panel.
Begin Online Therapy in California
It is possible to feel empowered and confident to live your best life. You can absolutely have the clarity to know the direction you want your life to go and have the strength to pursue that path. If you are ready to give online therapy a try, our online therapists in California are ready to meet with you. In order to engage in online therapy sessions at our Los Angeles, CA-based practice, you must reside in the state of California. Whether you are in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, San Diego, or further, we can meet with you. To get started, please fill out our contact form and we will get back to you to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation.
Other Services at Embracing You Therapy
When you choose to use online therapy in California with our skilled online therapists, you have access to any of our services. At our Los Angeles area practice, we offer anxiety treatment, treatment for OCD, and substance abuse counseling for individuals. On the other hand, we provide couples therapy for those in partnerships and an anxiety support group for women in their 20s and 30s. If you have more questions about our team or our practice, please reach out to us and check out our blog!