Online Psychotherapy

Online Psychotherapy via Skype for Help with Anxiety and Depression

Please feel free to email me to learn more about Online Mindfulness Therapy with me. During these sessions of Mindfulness Therapy I will teach you how to use mindfulness for recovering from all forms of anxiety, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder, OCD, persistent depression and other forms of emotional suffering using the well-tested methods of Mindfulness Therapy.

This approach is remarkably effective and you can expect to notice significant reduction in the intensity of your anxiety or depression after the first 2-3 online sessions with me.

Online Mindfulness-based Skype Psychotherapy is extremely effective for managing anxiety and depression without using medications. It is always better to treat the cause of your emotional suffering instead of just treating symptoms.

The main healing factors developed during Mindfulness Meditation Therapy are Conscious Awareness, which is essential for breaking free from the reactive habits that cause emotional suffering, and Inner Compassion, which is what accelerates healing and resolution of emotional suffering.

“I really don’t want to continue taking medications to treat my anxiety. I hate the side-effects. I feel that this online counseling has given me the tools I needed to stop my panic attacks. Mindfulness therapy has been very effective treatment for me – and enjoyable too!”

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about online psychotherapy. Most of my clients and students have already tried traditional in-person talk therapy and counseling, and many have also tried anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants prescribed by their doctor.

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The overwhelming consensus is that while these treatment-based approaches help manage emotional crises they do little to help you change the underlying psychological process that causes your anxiety or depression or other forms of emotional suffering.

This is what I try to address during mindfulness-based psychotherapy, which I have developed and offer online via Skype for people who are searching for a different approach.

I have been offering this service for over 10 years now and the results have ben very encouraging. Most of my clients/student see profound improvements after the first 3-4 sessions. Mindfulness Therapy is very effective for all anxiety disorders and also works well for depression.

Contact me if you would like to try a few sessions with me. Payment for sessions is always on a user-satisfaction basis.

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Does this interest you? Send me an email now. Tell me about yourself and how I can help you. Schedule a trial session via Skype now.

Applications of Online Psychotherapy:

  • Online Therapy for Depression – Learn how to overcome reactive thinking and develop better self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Online Therapy for Anxiety – Mindfulness Therapy is an exceptionally effective treatment for anxiety and Online Therapy for Panic Attacks will teach you how to break free from the debilitating effects of panic attacks.
  • Online Therapy for Driving Anxiety – Many of my clients seek help for driving anxiety and phobias. Mindfulness Therapy provides you with the training and methods needed to successfully overcome driving anxiety.
  •  Online Mindfulness Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder – Undo the habitual patterns of reactive thinking and self-defeating beliefs that feed SAD.
  • Online Therapy for Agoraphobia – Mindfulness Therapy is especially effective for agoraphobia, and provides an excellent option if you cannot leave home.
  • Online Mindfulness Therapy for Phobias – Through Mindfulness-based Image Reprocessing coupled with progressive exposure protocols you will learn how to overcome your phobia.
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is One of the most popular methods for Stress Management – by neutralizing Habitual Negative Thinking.
  • Online Mindfulness therapy for OCD – overcoming habitual reactive thinking and behaviors.
  • Online Mindfulness Therapy for Anger is very effective for anger management by teaching you how to manage and neutralize anger impulses through mindfulness training.
  • Online Mindfulness Therapy for Insomnia has been shown to be very effective for Overcoming Sleep Anxiety & Insomnia by reducing the agitated thinking & worrying of the racing mind that inhibits the natural sleep response.
  • Online Mindfulness Therapy for PTSD is very effective for recovery from PTSD and for recovery from emotional trauma and abuse by teaching you how to develop mindfulness-based compassion and acceptance, which are essential for healing from trauma.
  • Online Mindfulness Therapy for Addiction can be extremely effective for the treatment of addictions by helping you manage the underlying emotions that cause your addiction as well as teaching you more effective impulse control.
  • I also offer Online Marriage Counseling in which you will learn how to overcome conflict and patterns of emotional reactivity that are so destructive to your personal relationships.
  • As a Spiritual Path, Mindfulness Therapy helps us develop our True Self that lies within, but is kept prisoner by our habitual reactivity (the “Little Self”). Mindfulness practice teaches us how to be more alive, more authentic, more passionate in everything that we do and this brings greater happiness and well-being.

 Learn more about Online Psychotherapy

  • Skype Therapy – I offer individual therapy sessions via Skype. It is important that we can see each other. This improves communication and makes the therapeutic process very much more effective. Therapy via Skype is recommended for anxiety and depression where you want to learn how to manage your emotions more effectively.
  • Talk to a Therapist Online – Every one of my clients tells me how much they prefer online therapy to in-person sessions. It is more convenient and also less intimidating.
  • Online Psychotherapy – Learn more about the mindfulness-based psychotherapy that I specialize in. Also abbreviated as Online Therapy.
  • Online Counseling – Counseling is different than psychotherapy with more of a focus on helping you understand what you can do differently to reduce emotional reactivity.
  • Online CBT – Mindfulness Therapy is a near cousin to cognitive-behavioral therapy but with a greater focus on healing at the emotional level since the power of thoughts is highly dependent on the emotional charge of the thought or belief or memory.

There has been a growing interest in Online Psychotherapy using email correspondence and live video conferencing via Skype, FaceTime or similar  services. The convenience of this approach for the client is very apparent: The client can take control of the process, paying only for the time that he or she wants to pay for. The client can have session at a time that is convenient. Of course, not having to take time off work to drive to a therapist’s office is always a plus. Generally the cost for online sessions is much lower too since the therapist doesn’t have to pay for office space. Generally, it is well recognized that if you make psychotherapy more accessible and more convenient, then people will be more likely to stick with it, and this is always a major factor in the successful outcome of psychotherapy.

What about effectiveness?

Well, in a clinical study published in the Lancet in August, 2009, Online Therapy, via instant messaging, resulted in a significant recovery rate for patients suffering from depression. The treatment method used was Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

In general online therapy works best when clients are offered specific strategies with which they can experiment at home. Techniques such as CBT, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy are particularly appropriate.

The very process of writing down your thoughts in an email is an immensely powerful tool for helping you develop a more objective relationship with emotions, which can be very abstract and difficult to verbalize. This is why journaling has long been encouraged in many schools of psychotherapy. Then taking the bold step of sharing this with another person is also very empowering for most people. Some people are good at doing this face-to-face, but many actually feel intimidated and need more time to formulate the right words, without a therapist pressing them for content.

The online approach can also be good for the therapist, because he or she can take time to design the right strategies to offer the client and not feel pressured to provide a solution on the spot.

Is Online Psychotherapy a substitute for face-to-face sessions?

I think it is clearly an excellent addition, and provides an alternative for those who don’t feel comfortable with traditional therapy sessions, or are unable to attend such sessions. It may be particularly useful for those suffering from social anxiety or agoraphobia. One thing is for certain: the internet has become a major part of most people’s lives, and we should develop the extraordinary potential of the World Wide Web for bringing people together to promote healing.

Internet Psychotherapy and Counseling provides a vehicle that will allow many more people to connect and find wise counsel for working with their emotional issues than is possible through in-person sessions alone.

In my work with online counseling, mostly by email, I am always pleased to see how clients become more empowered through the process. Recently, I helped a person in South Africa, who was struggling with anxiety following a recent personal trauma. It was a joy to see his emails in the morning and then take the time to suggest the next exercise to practice to help him resolve his inner pain. We never met in person and probably never will, but nevertheless, I have been able to help heal his inner trauma, and that is immensely satisfying to me as an online therapist as it was to him as an online client.

Online Psychotherapy via Skype with Peter Strong, PhD

Online Psychotherapy via Skype with Online Psychotherapist Peter Strong, PhD

Psychotherapy over Skype is particularly suitable for helping you overcome anxiety or depression.

Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I provide psychotherapy via Skype. Psychotherapy over Skype is a very good way of getting the help that you need to overcome patterns of anxiety, or to deal with ongoing depression, or even for help with recovery from an addiction.

Many people prefer taking a more self-help approach to working with psychological problems such as anxiety and depression, and that is a very good movement. Typically, you will gain much more benefit if you see yourself as being in charge of the process of change rather than going to a therapist and taking on the role of a patient, for example. That tends to put you in a weaker position and can actually get in the way of change.

I prefer encouraging a much more empowered approach in which you are directing your own process of transformation and healing.

The Mindfulness Therapy approach that I offer during these online Skype therapy sessions is particularly effective for working with anxiety and depression in this way.

The focus is really on teaching you two very essential skills. The first is learning how to change the nature of your relationship to your emotions; and the second approach we teach during these mindfulness therapy sessions is learning how to investigate and change the actual structure of the emotion, the actual process that operates habitually to create anxiety or depression.

So, in the first approach, the first part of mindfulness therapy, it is all about establishing the right kind of relationship with your emotions.

We have to break the habit of avoidance and resistance, or aversion. Avoidance and aversion are your worst enemies. These prevent anxiety or depression from changing and healing. We have to actually learn to do the opposite to avoidance and aversion.

We have to learn to embrace our emotions in full consciousness and with a quality of friendship. We need to learn to see our emotions as being parts of our self that are in pain and require our help; they require you to develop a relationship based on compassion with your anxiety or depression or other emotions.

This is what promotes change and with all of the clients that I have worked with over the years, I have found this to be most essential predictor of change; and that is when you can begin to establish a friendly relationship with your anxiety or depression or painful emotions, without becoming overwhelmed and without becoming reactive, then the emotions will change very substantially. They need this quality of relationship in order to heal.

So, you have to learn how to become a friend to your emotions. Learn to see the emotions as being like visitors, as being parts of you that are in pain and that need your conscious and compassionate help in order to change.

The second part of the mindfulness therapy approach that works so well for psychotherapy online, is learning how to change the structure of emotions.

All emotions have a structure, and that structure is based on imagery; how you see the emotion or the thoughts in the mind is what actually determines the intensity of the emotion. This is a vital factor that we investigate during the therapy sessions together. We start to actually investigate how your emotions work and what kind of imagery is creating those emotions.

The more you learn about the imagery of the emotion the more you can change that imagery, and when you change that imagery, you change the emotion. So, this is quite an essential part of the transformation and healing process is working with emotional imagery.

So, if you would like to learn more about psychotherapy via Skype, if you would like to learn more about Mindfulness Therapy and how it can help you, simply contact me and we can schedule a Skype therapy session at a time that works for you.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you overcome anxiety and depression or addictions through psychotherapy through Skype. Thank you!

Online therapy for anxiety & depression – Talk to a therapist online

Talk to a Therapist Online – Online Therapy for Anxiety & Depression
Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I am a professional online therapist and I offer online therapy for depression, also online psychotherapy for anxiety and other emotional problems that you may be experiencing.

Most people really like the idea of speaking to a psychotherapist online through Skype because it is more comfortable and convenient for you. Talking to a therapist online also offers more privacy for you. You may be embarrassed to talk to a therapist in the first place, but the online therapy option definitely removes this barrier. You may also choose to speak with a therapist online if you cannot find a local psychotherapist to talk to. I see many expats living abroad for the same reason

Online Psychotherapy for Anxiety and Depression

If you are suffering from severe depression then you should seek help from your doctor. But, for most people with depression and anxiety, what you really need are practical solutions; ways of working with your emotions that allow them to heal and learning how to break the cycle of becoming overwhelmed by emotional reactivity. This can be done very well through Skype and I will teach you very practical and effective mindfulness-based techniques for overcoming depression, anxiety and many other forms of emotional suffering.

Speak to a psychotherapist online from home using Skype

It’s also, of course, very difficult for some people to leave home: They may have family commitments at home, young children, etc, and so the online therapy option is very convenient. Many people live in rural areas and don’t have access to a therapist, or they may simply want to be more discrete in finding someone to work with and the online option is certainly very good for that, and means that you can receive help for your depression or anxiety without anyone else knowing, unless you wish to tell them.

So, online therapy via Skype is growing in popularity and is a very good choice for many people. If you would like to learn more about online therapy for your anxiety or depression, please visit my website and contact me – I will be happy to talk to you and answer your questions, and we can discuss scheduling a Skype Therapy session to help you manage your depression, anxiety or other emotional problems. So, please visit my website and contact me today. Thank you!

The Boulder Center for Online Mindfulness Therapy with Dr. Peter Strong.
Skype-Based Online Psychotherapy for Anxiety & Depression, Traumatic Stress and PTSD, Addictions, Emotional Abuse Recovery and other Emotional Problems: A convenient and effective Online Counseling Service that you can access from home.

Skype therapy for anxiety and depression
Skype therapy for anxiety and depression

Mindfulness-based Online Psychotherapy has gained tremendous popularity over the past few years. It provides the tools you need to manage depression, anxiety and emotional stress in the comfort of your own home and it is much more affordable. And, of course mindfulness is becoming the preferred awareness tool for creating the right inner environment in which transformation and healing take place.

The convenience of Online Mindfulness Therapy is one of the most cited reasons why more and more people are turning to this first. All you need is a laptop with Skype installed (free download) and you are ready to start. Many people would like the opportunity of working on resolving their emotional problems, depression, anxiety, stress or past trauma but simply do not have the time to commute to and from a therapist’s office. Online Mindfulness Therapy allows me to work with clients from all over America, as well as helping clients in Europe, Australia, South Africa and beyond. We correspond through email to work out a convenient time and then connect through Skype to begin a session. It is amazingly simple, and what is more amazing is that the Skype video-call service is free. Payment for sessions is also easy to make online through PayPal, which is very secure.

Besides the convenience, Online Therapy is typically much less intimidating than going to a therapist’s office and sitting in a waiting room. It is important that the client feels comfortable and in control, and Online Therapy, which in many ways is a form of Online Life Coaching, is as natural as going to the local Recreation Center for a good workout. The client controls the whole process and this is empowering, which is important for the transformational process. Conducting a therapy/coaching session in the familiar environment of one’s home or office is also more conducive and helps the client get in touch with his or her feelings, which is of course essential for good therapy.

Most online sessions are a combination of counseling and therapy. As a mindfulness-based online therapist, I alternate between being a teacher, coach and counselor, providing advice and instruction on the application of mindfulness for resolving difficult emotions at the core level. That is one aspect of the work of online therapy. The other involves experiential work with the client, helping him or her get in touch with core emotions to facilitate their resolution through mindfulness-based techniques. This approach works particularly well in Skype video sessions because clients feel so much more at ease in the comfort of their own home.

Another characteristic of Online Psychotherapy is that clients are invited to email me in-between sessions if they have any questions about the homework assignments they have been given. In this way the therapeutic process has continuity, which can be lacking in more traditional approaches, and the client feels that they have a friend and coach to turn to when the need arises.

Feeling comfortable with the therapist/coach/teacher is essential and in my Online Mindfulness Therapy sessions, I take great efforts to answer my client’s questions either during a session or through email. It is my policy that each session should bring some tangible improvement for the client and that he or she should feel good about each session. That after all is the key factor that you should use to decide if any therapist, online or in-person, is right for you. What matters is that you feel that you have benefited from each individual session. Most clients who come to me notice significant improvements within 4-5 sessions, not 4-5 years as in some forms of conventional talking therapy.

Online Psychotherapy Services

Online Psychotherapy Services

Online Psychotherapy with an online psychotherapist is becoming the first choice for many people seeking help with Anxiety & Depression or Addictions. Now you can talk to therapist online via Skype from the comfort of your own home, which is often much easier for people and far less intimidating. There are many online psychotherapists to choose from. Make sure that you feel comfortable with the person that you choose and that you feel comfortable with their approach.

If you are struggling with Social Anxiety or Agoraphobia or Driving Anxiety, the online option for psychotherapy is a welcome choice, well worth considering. As a psychotherapist, I frequently see clients who live in rural areas or closed communities where it can be difficult finding someone to talk to. I also see many expatriates living abroad who don’t have access to an English-speaking psychotherapist.

The style of online psychotherapy that I provide is called Mindfulness Therapy, which is a very effective approach for anxiety and depression or for working with the compulsive emotions behind addictions. The focus in this form of psychotherapy is to help you change the way you relate to your emotions. Most of us react with aversion and avoidance, which simply makes the problem worse. It is a well-established fact that the success of psychotherapy is a direct result of the quality of your relationship with your inner emotions. Change this from aversion/avoidance to friendliness/awareness and everything changes. This takes work, but a good online psychotherapist can teach you how.

The Boulder Center for Mindfulness Therapy Online with Dr. Peter Strong.
Skype-Based Psychotherapy for Anxiety and Depression: A convenient and effective Online Psychotherapy Service.

Online Psychotherapy using Skype

Online Psychotherapy using Skype

Mindfulness-based Online Psychotherapy through Skype
Welcome! I provide online psychotherapy using Skype to help you manage anxiety and depression, also for help with addictions and any other form of psychological suffering that is produced by reactive thinking.

Mindfulness is particularly effective for working with reactive habits, reactive thinking and emotional reactivity in general, and I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy. I have developed a system that works extremely well online and will help you learn how to break free from those patterns of negative thinking that feeds you anxiety or depression or addiction.

Most people work with me on a weekly basis for anything from 3 to 12 weeks depending on what they need. But this approach is very, very focused, it is quite different than traditional counseling. It is not based on talking about your emotions but more on actually identifying the habitual emotional reactions that feed the anxiety or depression, and then changing those reactions, making them conscious and changing your relationship to your emotions and thoughts so that you can break free from the habit that causes anxiety and depression.

So, if you would like to learn more about online psychotherapy using the mindfulness approach do please email me and tell me more about yourself and then we can schedule an online psychotherapy session and you can see for yourself just how effective both online psychotherapy is and also the very focused mindfulness approach for managing anxiety and depression and other common psychological problems. Thank you!

Please email me via my website to schedule an online psychotherapy session over Skype with me.

Online Therapy. Skype therapy service
Skype therapy service

Peter Strong, PhD is an author, spiritual teacher and Mindfulness Psychotherapist, based in Boulder, Colorado, who specializes in the study of mindfulness and its application in Online Psychotherapy for healing the root causes of anxiety, depression and traumatic stress.

Besides face-to-face therapy sessions, Dr Strong offers Online Counseling Therapy through Skype.

You can purchase a copy of Dr Strong’s book ‘The Path of Mindfulness Meditation’ at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk and Barnes&Noble.com. A Kindle edition is also available.

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Online Mindfulness-based Skype therapy service
Online Mindfulness-based Skype therapy service

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