Telehealth therapy is increasingly popular, but that doesn't mean everybody is comfortable with it just yet. Some people are still learning how to get the most out of these therapy sessions.
If you're not sure what to do or say during your telehealth therapy session, here are some tips to help you make the most out of it.
Create a Peaceful Environment
You'll need to have a quiet and comfortable space for your session. This means finding a room where you won't be interrupted and where you feel relaxed. Turn off your television and any other electronics that might make noise or be a distraction.
Sit down in a comfortable position, and make sure you have a water bottle nearby in case you need it. You may also want to have some tissues nearby.
You can also remove any distractions at this time, which might include pets. If you have kids, you might need to ask someone to watch them during your session.
Prepare for Your Session
Before your session, it can be helpful to take some time to think about what you want to discuss. You don't need to have everything figured out, but it can be helpful to have a general idea of the topics you'd like to cover.
You might also want to write down some questions you want to ask your therapist. This can help you make the most of your time during the session.
Assess Your Feelings
Check in with yourself before the session starts. How are you feeling? Anxious? Nervous? Excited? It's normal to feel a range of emotions before therapy, and it can be helpful to share how you're feeling with your therapist.
This can help them understand where you're starting from and what you might need to work on.
Make Sure You Have Privacy
It's important to make sure you have privacy during your telehealth therapy session. This means finding a space where you won't be interrupted or overheard.
If you're worried about being overheard, you can always put on white noise or something that will help muffle some of the noise of you speaking.
Talk to Your Therapist
If you have other questions about telehealth therapy, don't hesitate to reach out to your therapist. They can help you understand what to expect and how to make the most of your session and ensure that you have a list of preparatory steps that make your sessions more beneficial.
For more information about telehealth therapy sessions, contact a local therapist that offers these services.