Written by Jordan Zipkin, LMFT
We are all going through a difficult time and adjusting to a new way of living, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the help you need. If you are concerned about leaving your home, being in public places, or simply prefer the convenience of online therapy, we’re here for you.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel isolated or alone? Do you wish you could improve your relationships or emotional connections? Do you feel frustrated or stuck? Are you worried that things won’t get better? Do you wish you could feel better without leaving your home?
These are all common feelings, especially as we are experiencing a pandemic and social unrest. Our feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation tend to heighten when we are physically disconnected from our loved ones. If you feel lonely, depressed, anxious, or alone, teletherapy can be the answer.
As a therapist, I’ve been helping people feel better for years. Whether in person or remotely, I can help you improve your relationships and feel confident, at peace, and connected. My approach to therapy is easy going, gentle, and fun in order to remove the pressure and intensity that people often fear when it comes to counseling. So whatever you may currently be experiencing, know that you are not alone and can feel better from the comfort and safety of your home.
Teletherapy (also known as telehealth, virtual therapy, remote therapy, online therapy, or tele-mental health) is a form of psychotherapy done remotely via HIPAA compliant phone or online video. Over the past decade, more and more therapists have been utilizing this tool as a convenient and effective way to connect with their clients.
Teletherapy is just as effective as in-person counseling, but is done from the safety and comfort of your home. Many people find that teletherapy is more convenient than in-person mental health care; it offers greater privacy and is easier to fit into your schedule. With the outbreak of Covid-19, both therapists and clients have been increasingly using teletherapy as a way to protect themselves, while providing and receiving emotional support. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, PTSD, or your relationships, teletherapy can help.
Whether you are still in quarantine or spending more time at home to stay safe, it can create stress fractures on even the strongest relationships. The increased time together can expose vulnerabilities in the relationship and reveal underlying unresolved issues. Unhealthy relationships are often displayed through unhealthy forms of communication, stemming from resentment, contempt, and defensiveness. But you can change this and get back to a healthy, loving relationship.
You can have a stronger and more intimate relationship built on respect.
We utilize Gottman Method Couples Therapy in our work. We’ll assess where your relationship currently stands and notice areas that need improvement, as well as areas of strength that you can build on. Teletherapy will provide you with the tools to gain the ability to calm yourself so you can have healthy conversations and resolve conflict. You’ll learn how to hear one another and listen to each other’s needs. There will be less finger pointing and more listening, understanding, and compassion. Remote couples counseling can help you strengthen your friendship and increase your respect for one another.
If you are suffering from depression, know that you are not alone, even if you are physically isolated during this pandemic. Whether you are clinically depressed or sad from the result of a devastating change or loss in your life, depression can be debilitating.
You have the resources and strength to overcome depression.
Teletherapy can help you feel better. From the safety and comfort of your home, you will feel heard and supported so you can begin to feel better. Together we’ll rediscover the healthy things that make you feel good, and encourage you to do them at your own pace, whether it’s crawling or bursting out of where you are now. You can learn to love and be proud of yourself and find happiness again.
Do your emotions get really intense and stay that way for a long time? Do you have a hard time regulating your emotions? Do you have trouble relating to others and yourself? Are your partners often cold, distant, or abusive? Do you wish you could like yourself more? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can help!
Imagine having greater control of your emotions and the ability to live in the moment.
We are trained in DBT, and have successfully helped hundreds of people over the past decade regain control of their emotions, have healthier, more rewarding relationships, and completely change their lives for the better. DBT helps you notice what is causing those emotional spikes, tolerate things that are tough, balance your emotions more easily, and attract and hold on to healthier people and relationships.
Our goal is to help you to live your desired and deserved life, whether that’s through in-person counseling or teletherapy. Now more than ever it’s important to feel heard and connected with someone who will listen and support you. We provide an empathetic and nonjudgmental space where you’ll feel comfortable and can explore who you are and where you want to go in life.
We love working with people who are committed to improving their lives. We use a detail-oriented, solution-focused style so you can achieve your goals quickly. During teletherapy sessions we use a conversational and easy-going approach, so you can feel comfortable, confident, and empowered to reach your goals.
Yes. There’s so much to learn from various self-help books and youtube videos on mental health struggles. Part of what makes therapy different is it helps you turn all that knowledge into new habits. We explore what you’ve learned from all of this material and help you turn it all into actionable steps to a better life.
No. When we’ve had a difficult past, where our caregivers, friends, and/or mentors treated us in a way that made it so we didn’t feel fully loved, supported, admired, and heard, it makes it difficult for us to trust others and to comfortably bring them into our lives. This is a central element of the work I help my clients understand. I will help you to better understand how the past impacted you, including your view of yourself and others, and then, at a pace that makes sense for you, help you to feel comfortable talking about, addressing, and improving with respect to this area of your life.
Jordan Zipkin, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist offering HIPAA compliant phone and video therapy to those living in California and Florida. If you are ready to get compassionate care from the comfort and safety of your home, call 619-881-0593 or schedule an appointment below.