Online Therapy

Online therapy is one of the best ways to get counseling and treatment. We have both in-person and online therapists here at Sunflower Counseling, but online is super convenient.

This is because it can be hard to find the time or energy to make it to an in-person therapist! Driving through the snow here in Montana can be quite difficult. Getting in the car and going across town is really fun if you have the time, but it’s not for everyone.

Thus, online therapy is especially great among those who are unable to leave their homes. Or, for those who just don’t have the time for a traditional in-person session.

Online Therapy is Just as Effective

Overall, scientific evidence shows that online therapy can be just as effective as traditional face-to-face counseling sessions for treating various mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. Not only does it provide convenience and cost savings – but it also makes some people more comfortable when discussing sensitive topics or feelings due to its non-confrontational nature. Therefore, if you are considering seeking professional help for your mental health needs then you should consider trying out online therapy with one of our local therapists.

“I love it. I used to go into the office to see my counselor. But now that I’ve tried both, I totally prefer going online. This is because I can do it from the comfort of my own house. I have a couch and can just relax. There’s no hurrying out the door. Plus, it feels like I’m actually there.” -Gary H.

“Sunflower makes it easy. They just send you a link to your email and you just click on it – and boom I am there talking with a therapist.” -Kelly J.


One of the most appealing aspects of online therapy is its convenience. You can access your session from the comfort of your own home or any other location with an internet connection. You don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot or getting stuck in traffic on your way to an appointment—you can simply log in and begin your session at the click of a button. Furthermore, online therapy can be easily accessed from anywhere in the world, allowing you to connect with therapists from different regions who specialize in certain areas.

The ability to be able to access your therapist from anywhere – at home, at work, even while traveling – which makes it much easier for busy people who don’t have time to go into the office for a session. 

Plus, all you really need is a couch and a warm cup of coffee or tea! A lot of people even do it from their cars on their lunch breaks.

Online therapy sessions allow individuals to feel more comfortable since they are in control of their environment—which is especially advantageous for those who may feel anxious about attending a traditional face-to-face session.


Online therapy is generally more affordable than traditional face-to-face counseling because  people don’t have to pay for transportation costs between sessions. Additionally, many insurance plans cover telehealth services. As such, those who would not normally be able to access quality mental health services due to cost constraints may now have access through online platforms.


Another benefit of online therapy is its flexibility; you can schedule consultations at times that work best for you without having to worry about missing out on important appointments due to scheduling conflicts or other obligations. This makes it easier for busy individuals with hectic schedules to find time for their sessions without having to take too much time away from their daily activities.

Greater Comfort Level

For some people, going into an unfamiliar office space filled with strangers may be intimidating. With online therapy, there’s no need for this uncomfortable situation – instead, you can feel safe and secure in your own home while talking with your therapist. This greater comfort level often allows patients to open up more easily during their sessions, leading to faster progress towards their goals.

“I’ve noticed that my kids are really good at online. This is because they grew up with this already.” -Claire N.

Privacy & Anonymity

Online therapy also offers greater levels of privacy than traditional face-to-face sessions since patients are not seen by strangers when entering or leaving the office space as is common with physical locations. Additionally, some individuals may prefer anonymity due to personal reasons or cultural stigma which can be provided by online sessions as opposed to being seen going into a therapist’s office building. This increased level of privacy means that clients can feel more secure in discussing topics that may be difficult or embarrassing without fear that someone will recognize them coming out after the session has ended.

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There have been numerous studies conducted on the effectiveness of online therapy for treating various mental health issues. For example, one study examined the impact of online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on adolescent depression. The results showed that those who participated in the CBT program experienced significant improvements in their symptoms. Other studies have also found that online counseling programs are just as effective as in-person counseling sessions for treating depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health issues.

With this said, there are many benefits associated with online therapy that make it a great option for those seeking treatment or counseling services. From convenience and affordability to flexibility and accessibility, there are countless reasons why one should consider using an online platform when looking for a therapist or counselor. If you’re interested in exploring what online therapy has to offer, reach out today!

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