A wide or broader aspect for understanding purpose says that “Online counseling is kind of professional assistance provided to those requiring counseling for mental health distress through Internet or in simple words counseling - online student support services. They are also known as counseling webinars, Cyber counseling and cyber learning, E-walk-in counseling, email counseling, online communication with an academic counselor.
When we say internet; these services are also offered via
People and counselors have started using this online counseling system in addition to the traditional one; hopeful of the betterment of the patients or mentally distressed persona at a faster pace. There is a segment of people who feel that it can be considered to be a complete replacement for the traditional psychiatrist visits.
Tele psychology – a form of counseling has been prevailing since long. However the evolving video chat systems and internet facilities due to the prevailing broad band systems have shown overwhelming increase in the number of people approaching online counseling therapy.
For providing and getting online counseling; the counselor and the patient or the client needs to have a computer with an internet connection. Various forms and means of online counseling are:
Online counseling is provided for a large variety of aspects. Enlisted are just merely a few of them….
|Alcoholism||Dysfunctional families||Marriage Problems|
|Alternative Medicine||Family Issues||Massage Therapy|
|Anxiety||Family Medicine||Natural Medicine|
|Career Coaching||Grief Help||Nutritional Advice|
|Chemical dependence||Healthy relationships||Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder|
|Chiropractic Questions||Life Transition||Relationship Problems|
|Codependence||Love addiction||Spiritual Guidance|
|Depression||Low self-esteem issues||Substance Abuse|
Online counseling works as a means of constant contact between the students and the counseling center or the counselor. It has proved it’s worth time and over again. Online counseling helps in facing, addressing and resolving the distress and challenges faced by students in their life. They are been counseled by licensed professional or a certified counselor. Sincere records of the facts discussed between the student and the counselor are been maintained for future purpose.
Online counseling services have become increasingly popular. Students who are miles away from such assistance – or are not ready to face the spotlight – or the ones who are afraisd of being confronted seek help through online counseling. These services are made available 24*7 – 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It also has prescribed policies and procedures for attending and reverting back to students about their anguish. All this comes under the jurisdiction and regulations drawn by the counseling centers or the community college or the alliance for students.Advantages of Online Counseling for college students
Computers followed with internet have brought about a revolution in everyone’s life. We have started achieving things which were a distant dream for us. Online counseling has emerged as a completely new array in health discipline. It is a dynamic segment ruled and in need of amended policies and procedures for the betterment of all. Anyone - anywhere in this world can ask for online counseling help and anyone – anywhere in this world can provide/assist such people. However; it has a long way to go in order to prove its worth to the world.