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Is Online Therapy Affordable? How Much Does it Cost? Can I Afford it?

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Ready For Online Therapy?

Hey Friend, I know; Your current question is: “is online therapy affordable?”.

This is the question that comes after learning Online Mental Health Therapy exists, that it’s a real thing, and that people love it and use it. Being that there are several popular online therapy resources that exist currently, there is also a benefit of being able to do some comparison shopping before choosing your Therapist! Yas!

Before we look into affordability, we really must consider how to select your therapist. If you have past therapy experience, you may already know your current therapy needs and preferences based on what you liked and did not like about your previous therapy work and therapy support provider. If you haven’t yet experienced therapy, it may be hard to know exactly what communication style will work best for you; therapeutically speaking.

Good Online Therapy, The Other Side

The other side of searching for a good online therapist includes being clear on what your therapy needs are and determining if the online therapist you’re interested in working with has the not only the skillset to help to you work on your emotional health goal, but also the style of communication that gives you the space to utilize 100% of your session for your emotional needs.

Communication Style is Critical

As you know (or maybe you don’t know) , I’m a Licensed Therapist based in California and I would describe my communication style and warm, relational, direct, practical, and with context based humor. So, the clients that work best with me will appreciate therapy in a way that feels warm, relatable, practical, and clear.

Ultimately, each Therapist has a unique personality and communication style. It’s helpful to speak with a Therapist you are considering working with before you book any therapy sessions. Some therapist’s offer phone consultations so you have a chance before working together to discuss your emotional health goal and to determine if the therapist’s style will work for you.

Ready for Online Therapy?

Ready for Online Therapy?

Remember, Specialty is Important

Additionally, every Therapist has a different expertise and specialty, so it’s important to know your emotional health goal. Your goal will align with certain specialty methods of therapy. For example PTSD pairs well with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Based Therapy. Depression goes well with Talk Therapy/ Motivational Interviewing and goal setting. Anxiety Therapy goes nicely with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. In order to determine which style of therapy will work for you, it’s important to know where you would like to focus your therapy treatment based on your symptoms and mental health diagnostic information.

Cost Matters Too- Insurance and Private-Pay

Okay back to “is Online Therapy affordable?”. The short answer is yes, and there are several different methods to consider. But let’s first address insurance. Some online providers may accept insurance and other’s will only accept private-pay (self-pay) clients. Most Therapists who accept private-pay will provide an invoice for your sessions that can be sent to your insurance company or employer for reimbursement depending on the insurance and your employer.

Who’s Offering Online Therapy?

There’s big name online therapy providers (Talk Space and Better Help), independent and private online therapy providers, and online coaches who are not licensed for therapy but may offer life coaching for mental health disorders. Let’s look at this more closely.

The Big Name Online Therapy Providers: The two big online therapy providers are Talk Space and Better Help. Each program offers different service plans and therapy options.

Talk Space Starting Cost: 260$ monthly

Better Help Starting Cost: 40-70$ per week

The Independent private online Therapy Providers: I’m an Online Therapist and from the client’s I work with, I’ve found most of my client’s want the option of a 1-hour session or a 30 minute session.

Brandi Jackson Wellness Starting Cost: 55$ for 30 Minutes and 110.00 $ for an Hour session

“Mental Health” Coaches: I have to be honest here, I do believe some people who are trained in therapeutic modalities may be excellent for lifestyle coaching but I would not encourage you to work with a MH Coach without having a MH Therapist to support your emotional health work to avoid any “blind spots” in your healing journey.

There is no screening or regulations for mental health coaches, which means it’s important to do your research!

Below, I listed a mental health coach who I think is the real deal.

The Anxiety Guy starting Rates: 220.00$ per hour

Ready for Online Therapy?

Ready for Online Therapy?

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Does Online Therapy Actually Work? Can Mental Health Counseling Online Help?

Ready for Online Therapy?

Ready for Online Therapy?

Hi Friend, Are you curious if Online Therapy actually works? This is a great question to consider. Most people reading this, will likely find the article when the concept of “online therapy” feels new; but in all honesty online therapy has been in practice for over 24 years ago back in 1995. This time in history also aligns nicely with the general first wave of “the internet” becoming more mainstream.

The Question:

So let’s talk more about the question “does online therapy actually work”? In order to answer the question it’s a good idea to be clear about what the term and characteristics of what “working” will include.

What Counts as a Therapy Session Actually Working:

For online therapy (or in-person therapy) to work, a client will expect certain things to be in place during and after the session. The basic expectations include:

-The session to be on time.

-The Therapist to be present and focused.

-The Therapist to be in a quiet location.

-Ease of connection via phone or video conference

-To learn tools and coping skills to reduce unwanted symptoms

-To get a chance to talk about the issue that is creating the unwanted symptoms

-To feel safe and respected in the session

-To gain education and insight for any symptoms or possible diagnostics for the clients mental health

Online Therapy and Client Expectations

Now that we have established the basic expectations that clients expect in a therapy session, let’s apply the expectations to the different methods of online therapy to see how they can work together.

Online therapy has two primary ways that sessions will be conducted. One method is over the phone, this is normally called telephonic therapy but is also under the umbrella of online therapy. The other style of online therapy is secure video conferencing. This method is similar to Skype and Zoom video conferencing.

The Reason Client’s Love Online Therapy

If we refer back to our previous list of client expectations above, it should be easy to see that all of the client expectations would be met just-the-same via phone or video conference. And furthermore, it may be a more convenient to:

-Have access to therapy support from home or wherever the client is

-To avoid travel time to and from sessions

-To not have to wait in the waiting room with strangers

-Have access for affordable sessions

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Ready for Online Therapy?

Can Online Therapy Help?

The answer is yes! Of course there is still a time and a place for in-person therapy sessions for anyone who prefers to go to an in-person session. The online therapy model will work better with clients based on the level of symptom intensity the client feels and it will also be important to account for client’s who experience psychosis. For client’s experiencing intense psychosis in-person therapy may be best.

Does Online Therapy Work?

Yes, it does work. It’s important to understand that therapy is a tool that helps client’s reduce unwanted mental health symptoms but it’s still the client “driving”the treatment “car”. The client and the therapist will work together to support the client to have emotional clarity and psychoeducation in session. Clarity and psychoeducation helps client’s understand the issue they would like to improve better. The online therapy session will also include recommendations and suggestions for client’s to practice after the session is over. Online therapy works, yes. But, online therapy works best when the client feels ready and safe to work on resolving the emotional goal, is open to suggestion and therapeutic recommendations, and is willing to make time to practice the recommended coping tools.

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I Tried Michelle Obama's 10 Minute "Move Your Body" Workout Routine

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Hi, Wellnista!

I know having the energy to workout can be difficult. Make it fun and you'll start to look forward to exercising. I tried Michelle Obama's "move your body" workout routine and had so much fun! I thought it would be hard or difficult but I learned Michelle Obama's workout is great for fitness beginners and advanced athletes alike.

Fun Factor:

If you want to get fit and love the magnificent Forever First Lady Michelle Obama, then this workout is for you! Everybody loves Michelle Obama, she has poise, grace, amazing arms, style and intelligence that inspires us all.  I did some research to find out exactly what one of Michelle Obama's workouts includes. Get ready, I found a fun and fierce workout! Go ahead and expect to get toned muscles and a big kick of endurance! 

Free Stuff:

Download and follow the Free Printable Fitness card  below to give this workout a try for yourself. Watch me as I go through each movement and check out my feedback and reaction (in the video below). I have a before and after moment for Michelle Obama's workout routine in the video below.

The original workout I used is from an online article in the Washington Post. Click the button below to watch the original workout routine. I modified the five exercise movements from the original video to show options to complete this workout at home with minimal equipment!

Modified 10-Minute Michelle Obama Workout Routine:

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Time for Take Off:

Check out the 10-minute at home workout routine and give it a try! You'r gonna love it! Please be sure to grab water to stay hydrated. Be sure to grab a towel to wick away sweat puddles, just sayin. 

 

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Fit Mind + Body Must Have 10 Step Checklist: Learn What it Takes for Long Term Weight Loss + Happiness

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Hi, Queen Wellnista!

I wanted to share some exciting new updates with you! I have missed not 1 but 2 blog posts in October (sorry!). I gotta tell you the exciting scoop for Brandi Jackson Wellness updates!

1. We are moving forward with fitness!

I have gotten some great feedback from my subscribers making it very clear that natural remedies and methods for weight loss and burning fat are 2 topics that are important and helpful to discuss on the website and newsletter.

2. We have a private Fit Mind + Body Tribe Facebook Group!

This is a safe supportive space (women only) where we can share our fitness and weight loss goals, inspiration, motivation and progress. Click the link below to sign up!

3. I Have Gift for you!

A free download PDF for The top 10 methods that predict long term fitness, heath and happiness outcomes. This 10 step guide is a fitness motivation must have checklist! Click the button below to download your free copy!

For the 10 step checklist just enter your information below! If you are already subscribed to the Fit Life Newsletter, this free must have goodie is already in your inbox!

For the Win!

I hope you enjoyed this article! Sound off in the comments below, which fitness topic is most important to you for November? 

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