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Is Teletherapy Something Different? In the more than two decades since online therapy options were first introduced, this service has gone be a lot of different names. You may hear practitioners calling it telehealth counseling, virtual therapy, online counseling, teletherapy, tele-mental health therapy, etc. There are many different names for it, and I’ll use a lot of them throughout this page. By any name, we’re talking about the same therapy service. Online counseling with me involves conducting therapy sessions without being in the same room together. In my case, that means we’re going to meet using a video chat platform. This is the closest to traditional, in-person sessions that we can get, and it gives us both the opportunity to not only communicate with words but see each other’s facial expressions and body language as well.
Arriving at this page signals you’re on the right path to change your life. Most people struggle with anxiety for years before getting help. By the time you’ve found yourself here, you may feel overwhelmed with self-criticism, sadness, anxiety, loneliness, or fear. All of which can leave you feeling like giving up. Anxiety can feel overpowering. It can leave your self-esteem in the dust and keep you from reaching life goals or from forging deeper connections with friends and family. When we work through your inner thought patterns and learn how to use techniques, such as cognitive coping affirmations, to overcome limiting beliefs and mindsets, you can turn negative self-talk into self-love and kindness.
It can be a real struggle to get to and from an office – especially in Los Angeles area traffic. Online therapy means you’re able to visit with me from your own home or office. No uncomfortable explanations for your boss, and no time lost during the commute.
If you struggle to adjust to new places or just don’t feel comfortable in an office setting, online therapy gives you the option to engage with me from your home where you feel safe and comfortable.
If you live right in Pasadena or Sherman Oaks, you probably have access to some great therapy resources. If you live a little further out, you’re going to have to drive to the nearest larger city to get a good variety of clinicians. Online therapy gives access to diverse therapy options to people in my neighborhood and across the entire state of California.
When something comes up at the last minute in your schedule and you can’t make it to the office, you don’t have to cancel. Instead, find a quiet spot and we can meet online from anywhere. This ensures you always have consistent access to care no matter what’s going on in your life.
If you’re struggling with anxiety, I’m glad you’ve found me. I'm Erica Basso, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I specialize in treating anxiety, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism in professional women in California. I believe we all have the natural capacity to grow and flourish in a positive direction if we are given the support we need.
With a combination of mindfulness and self-compassion based techniques, I will support you in regaining the confidence to step into the best version of yourself. You will no longer feel controlled by limiting beliefs and fear and will be able to form deeper, satisfying connections with loved ones. Together we can find the tools, clarity, and self-acceptance you need to more skillfully feel confident in your strength and ability to overcome stressful situations and life events.
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