Remote Therapy for College Students: A Parent’s Guide
Parents don’t always know the best way to find a qualified therapist to help their college student, and remote therapy is a flexible solution. In the age of social distancing, remote therapy is more popular than ever. And it can be especially beneficial for college students: we take a look at why in this blog.
How Remote Therapy Can Help Parents Connect Their College Student with a Great Therapist
Parents are always concerned with the health and well-being of their children. And college years can bring a whole new cluster of related wellness worries for parents.
A few prominent examples include:
- Most college students are adjusting to a major life transition, often living on their own away from home for the first time.
- Depending on geography, students who leave their hometown for college don’t always have easy access to their pre-college support network of family, friends, and mentors.
- Geographic distance can make it harder for parents to find helpful resources for their children from a distance. And many smaller college towns have limited options to choose from.
Meanwhile, the COVID crisis is making things more complicated than ever. Some students may feel isolated, while others may feel like they’re missing out on an exciting life-experience. The sheer uncertainty of the next few years may also be overwhelming.
Remote therapy is booming for college-age students precisely because it directly addresses all these concerns.
- Parents can work directly with proven therapy practices who employ experienced, highly-qualified therapists.
- Parents can work with their college-age students to find the right therapist with fewer geographic constraints (some states do prohibit therapy from out of state, however).
- Remote therapy dramatically increases freedom of choice, helping a student select a therapist that feels right to them.
- Moving back and forth from college won’t have to disrupt therapy.
There are pro’s and con’s to remote therapy compared to traditional, in-person sessions. But the inherent flexibility of the approach is hugely valuable to a wide variety of students. In many cases, the unprecedented tech-savviness and video-chat familiarity of today’s college students mean this approach is easier for them than for older patients.
Wellness Connection has worked hard to implement flexible remote therapy options to help connect college students (and beyond).
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