Making the Most of Online Therapy

5 Tips for Active Participation and Progress

So, you’ve dipped your toes into the world of online therapy (welcome aboard!). You’ve conquered the initial jitters (which is no small feat) and had a productive first session. But now what? If you’re wondering how to ensure you’re getting the most out of your virtual therapy, here are a few tips to help maximize your experience and actively participate in your path to personal growth.

  1. Become a Master of Your Domain (Literally): Your online therapy session takes place in your space; embrace it! Find a quiet, comfortable environment where you can focus and minimize distractions.
  2. Silence the Distractions of Social Media: To truly maximize your session, consider putting your phone on silent or even tucking it away in a drawer. This allows you to be fully present and engaged in the conversation.
  3. Come Prepared: Jot down some thoughts or questions beforehand. Maybe you want to discuss a specific challenge you’re facing or explore a particular topic. Having a list helps you stay focused and ensures you get the most out of your session time.
  4. Be an Active Driver, Not a Passive Passenger: Therapy is a two-way street! I know it may seem scary at first, but don’t be shy about sharing your thoughts and feelings openly and honestly. You owe it to yourself. The more you contribute, the better I can understand your unique perspective and tailor my approach to best help you.
  5. Do Your Homework!: I know what you may be thinking. Homework? In therapy? Yes, but it’ll be the interesting, self-reflective kind that’ll help you in the end! As a therapist, I might suggest exercises or activities to complete in between sessions. Think of them as mini quests on your journey to self-improvement. Have an open mind and don’t be afraid to embrace a little “homework therapy” or as others call it “shadow work.”

Visualize the person you always wanted to be, and embrace these tips to take your online therapy to the next level. With consistency and hard work, you can reach your full potential.