Online Therapy for Families

In a world that is quickly going virtual, COVID-19 has pushed us all toward technology faster than we expected. Many industries, businesses, families, and individuals have had to adapt to circumstances that involve less and less in-person interaction. Even very important and personal interactions, like counseling, have become more difficult to access in person.

So what does that mean for you and your loved ones? That’s where teletherapy for families comes in.

At REACH Behavioral Health, we understand that mental health needs don’t pause for social distancing, school and business closures, or mask shortages. In fact, many of the issues that you’re facing could make your need and desire for therapy even greater. Online counseling for families is now one of the most valuable services we offer. You can get the help you need while safely staying at home.

Whatever your family is dealing with during the pandemic, it can cause stress. Have you suffered a job loss or reduced hours? Is your child or teen depressed from missing out on school activities and relationships? Are you grappling with the grief of losing a loved one? Each of these major life transitions might demand counseling, and our online therapy for families is the solution.

Family and Couples Counseling

Individuals and loved ones can often benefit from counseling at various life stages. Many times, the whole family needs counseling to collectively deal with a difficult circumstance or transition. At REACH, we are trained to help you with a variety of problems that can affect your family, including:

  • Anger issues
  • Bereavement or loss of a child
  • Blended families
  • Chronic illness or caregiving stress
  • Divorce or separation
  • Financial issues
  • Infertility or pregnancy loss
  • Parenting differences
  • School or behavioral difficulties
  • Sibling or extended family conflict
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Learn more about online counseling for families and couples.

Individual Counseling

You or a loved one may be having a particularly difficult time coping with the losses and changes that have occurred in the past year. Our professional, licensed counselors are here to help. Some of the issues our team of therapists are trained to address include:

  • ADD and ADHD
  • Bipolar and mood disorders
  • Career difficulties and changes
  • Childhood disruptive disorders
  • Chronic and terminal illness
  • Depression
  • Grief/bereavement
  • Headaches, chronic pain, fatigue
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Spectrum disorders
  • Stress, anxiety, or panic attacks
  • Substance abuse

Learn more about teletherapy for individuals, including children and teenagers.

FAQs About Teletherapy for Families

What is online therapy?

Online therapy, or teletherapy, is when you receive counseling sessions from a licensed therapist with the assistance of technology. Typically, this is in the form of a video or audio call.

Who is a good candidate for online therapy?

Most people are good candidates for online therapy! If you are unable to attend in-person counseling due to distance, illness, or other restrictions, teletherapy may be the right choice for you. If you feel anxious or uncomfortable about the idea of in-person counseling, online therapy is an excellent alternative. You can receive the same care that you would at a counseling office, all from the comfort of home.

What are the benefits of online therapy?

Online therapy for families or individuals can be very helpful depending on your circumstances. Are you concerned about the spread of COVID-19? Unable to travel to the office? Have anxiety about leaving home? Teletherapy may be the answer. With online counseling, you will receive the same level of care and personalized service you would receive in the office – without ever leaving home.

What is the best online counseling service?

The best online counseling service will depend on your needs. At REACH, we offer online counseling for families and individuals. Whether you are dealing with a family crisis, or you or a loved one needs personal care, our professional counselors are here to guide you to a healthy solution.

Does insurance pay for teletherapy?

Due to advancing technology and COVID-19, many insurance companies have chosen to cover teletherapy for families and individuals. We can communicate with your insurance provider about coverage before starting counseling services. Call us at (216) 453-1112 or email us at questions@reachbh.org for answers to questions.

How do I engage my child in teletherapy?

Children crave human interaction and play, so it can be difficult for them to be fully engaged during an online therapy session. Our licensed therapists are trained to help your child in person and virtually. However, you can also take steps to help your child stay engaged! Here are some things you could try:

  • Sit with your child during the session so you can encourage their progress and model interactions with the counselor
  • Have a variety of toys and play items available that can help your child connect words and emotions to actions and items
  • Provide your child with drawing or painting materials to allow them to show the counselor what they mean when it might be difficult to find the words

Is family counseling a good idea?

In many cases, the answer is yes! Your family can often struggle during major life transitions like job changes, moving to a new city/state, divorce, losing a loved one, grappling with virtual learning, and more. Sometimes, you might need help to understand how each family member is handling the transition. Getting the whole family together with a counselor may be the answer to working through emotions and struggles as well as uncovering solutions.

Can family members go to the same therapist?

Depending on your situation, your family may be allowed, or even encouraged, to see the same therapist. The counselors at REACH are trained to assist with a variety of family needs and concerns.

Contact REACH Today for Online Counseling for Families


Looking to get started with an online therapy session for your family? Get in touch with us and we’llget you scheduled.