Pride Counseling is a new online therapy service catered explicitly to the LGBTQ+ community. The company has a large variety of licensed therapists who specialize in LGBTQ+ issues. Many of the therapists who work for pride counseling also are within the LGBTQ+ community, often identifying as LGBTQ+. Pride Counseling is a safe space for people who are struggling with the unique issues of belonging to the LBBTQ+ community. In this article, we are going to go over some of the benefits of Pride Counseling along with what makes it so helpful and unique.
Matching With The Perfect Therapist
Unlike many other online therapy services, Pride Counseling takes identity very seriously. When you initially register for the site, the company asks for your identity and gives you a multitude of options, such as transgender, non-binary, genderfluid and of course male, female and other. The company also takes into consideration pronouns, and the therapists follow your requested pronouns. The sign-up process then asks for your sexual orientation and gives the full array of options. Finally, towards the end of the sign-up process, Pride Counseling asks if you wish to be matched with a therapist who is a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
The Benefits Of Online Based Therapy
Pride Counseling is not just an LGBTQ+ based therapy service, but it’s also an online therapy service, which has many differences from traditional face-to-face therapy. Online therapy works by having clients connect directly with their therapist over a variety of communication channels such as Chat(app), text messaging, video chat and e-mail. Clients fill out a short survey and are matched with a therapist hand-picked for their needs.
More And Convenient Contact: One of the most significant differences of online therapy is the convenience and consistency of contact with your therapist. Online therapy allows you to communicate with your therapist on a DAILY basis. This frequency of communication means that no matter when you are having a problem, you can immediately reach out to your therapist unlike with traditional appointments. You are also able to communicate with your therapist on your time. This means you could reply to your therapist on a lunch break, after watching your favorite TV show, while surfing the web or just about any other time that you have five minutes to spare.
Confidential And Anonymous: Pride Counseling also has a confidentiality agreement with your therapist, however, with online therapy you will never have an awkward run-in. This means that online therapy is even more anonymous and private than regular therapy. You will never see someone in the therapist’s office who you ‘might’ know in your personal life. You’ll never have to explain ‘where you’re going’ when driving the therapist’s office. Pride Counseling offers true anonymity and freedom from judgment.
What Issues Can Pride Help Me With?: Pride counseling can help you with a myriad of issues such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse problems to name a few. The service also, as noted, also specializes in unique problems with being a member of the LGBTQ+ community such as identity struggles. Pride therapists can help you with almost any issue, however, if you are suffering from thoughts of harming yourself or others, or severe psychiatric mental issues requiring hospitalization, then Pride Counseling may not be for you.
Extremely Affordable: Therapy is exceptionally expensive, especially if you don’t have insurance. Studies show that traditional therapy averages between $100 to $150 a session. If you have two one-hour sessions a week, that can easily add up to $800 to $1200 a month or more. Pride Counseling, on the other hand, starts as low as $36 a week for unlimited contact with your therapist.
Pride Counseling is a promising service, backed by one of the larget teletherapy and telehealth companies in the world, Teledoc. The parent company has served over a half million clients with online therapy and countless more with telehealth services around the world. For many people who have left reviews on the web, making the small step to invest in your mental well-being is often worth the price. If you’re struggling, or if you can’t afford traditional therapy, there are still options. Consider trying an online therapy session with Pride Counseling.