How Direct And Consistent Access To My Counselor Has Been A Huge Blessing - Sarah Day
Updated December 27, 2018
I have done in person-counseling and another online format in the past. In fact, I was doing in person with my current BetterHelp counselor before she moved out of the area. All of my experiences with in person counseling were not satisfactory before finding Dr. Person. I really gained from my time with her but she moved out of the area forcing me to search for another local counselor. I looked for over a year before contacting Dr. Person again and she told me about the BetterHelp option!
It took me a while to get counseling because I wasn't sure it would be helpful. Cost was also a factor. It was an affordable option to see my counselor regularly because my insurance doesn't accept her. It also gives more access to my counselor than traditionally is available thru the messaging option.
Having direct and consistent access to my counselor has been a huge blessing. It gives me comfort and confidence to know I can explain my thoughts and feelings in 'real time' throughout the week without having to remember everything and fit it into a single one hour session. Knowing there is someone close at hand that understands me and my issues is very helpful when it comes to managing my emotions and dealing with life. I am more willing to be patient and continue to try in life now that I have someone I can talk to regularly and especially having that person being the counselor I used to see in person locally.
I am recently married (less than a year ago) and this is my first marriage. That has exacerbated many of my personal mental health issues and my counselor has helped me navigate that situation and start to understand my husband at a more emotional and psychological level than I could have on my own. She helps me to remember I am cared about and she helps me feel like my condition and problems are either something that can be solved in time, or something that can be mitigated through skills and understanding.
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