Starting Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Online therapy offers similar results as in-person therapy thanks to online video platforms. While there may be certain matters that require intensive in-person treatment, generally, the choice between online therapy and in-person therapy is up to you based on your personal preference.

The therapist-client relationship is like any other relationship—sometimes, for whatever reason, people just don’t click. There can also be situations where a therapist does not specialize in the area that you have come to therapy for and may need to refer you to another provider. Changing therapists can give you a different perspective and provide you with adaptive coping strategies to help manage your stressors, but ultimately you have to do the work to make the necessary changes in your life.

A therapist is a licensed counselor or psychologist who can use talk therapy to help you treat mental health symptoms and improve how you manage stress and function in relationships. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who can diagnose and prescribe medication to treat mental health disorders.