3 benefits of online marriage counseling vs traditional marriage counseling
There are many benefits in having face to face marriage counseling but today we will look at the benefits of online marriage counseling.
I get it, face to face it more personal and you are able to do somatic embodied exercises better with your therapist if that’s something you want to do in the first place.
But today with online video tools like facetime, whatsapp, skype and other apps we can easily do video calls.
This has made online marriage counseling a viable option.
So here are the benefits of online marriage counseling:
With traditional face to face relationship counseling you have limited options of who to work with as you can only work with people in close proximity to where you live or work.
This severely restrict your options what marriage counselor you can work with.
If instead you are willing to try online marriage counseling then your options expand and you can choose from any marriage counselor worldwide.
That will make it much more likely you can find someone that’s a great fit for you.
I wrote another article on what to look for in a marriage counselor
If you have to travel to couples therapy then it will take you a lot of additional time and it limit’s when you are able to do it.
It used to take me and hour each way to our couples therapist and that was 2 hours extra I lost.
Like some of you I have kids and so time is already a scarcity and 2 more hours is a big deal.
Also, we can suddenly only arrange to see the marriage counselor after working hours or weekends both hard with kids and other commitments.
With online marriage counseling, you can do it in your lunch break at work, on holidays, or when the kids are sleeping or playing with the neighbors’ kids at the weekend.
It just opens up so many more options and is so much more flexible.
And, I need those 2 extra hours for other tasks, like writing this article -)
Couples therapy is never cheap but it’s the best investment you have ever made as a connected, supportive and exciting relationship enhance you to do more with your life and makes you both healthier and happier.
On the other hand, a stressful relationship does the opposite.
And let’s not forget the cost of divorce or separation is enormous so this could be the best investment you have ever made and it could end up saving you a lot of money and stress.
Not all online marriage counseling is cheaper however sometimes it is because the marriage counselor does not have to hire a space to work from.
If you find a great marriage counselor you will likely not save money in the fees but again you will save money in the travel costs.
So, if you are looking for a marriage counselor then I hope you will give online marriage conseling a chance.
I provide this service to a few people each year so you can contact me here for more info.