ONLINE THERAPY IN OHIO
Therapy from the comfort of your home…
In today’s world, online therapy is a way to stay safe and access counseling from the comfort of your home. Although online therapy might seem a little weird at first (especially sex therapy), many of our clients have shared they actually prefer doing therapy online. They have found that it’s easier to make time for therapy when they don’t have to commute to our office. Now, our clients are able to attend sessions in-between work meetings or after their kids are asleep. Overall, they have more flexibility to attend therapy during their day, especially with their partner(s).
Let’s face it. Anxiety has increased and relationship tension has become more common. Maybe, you haven’t had someone to spend time with during quarantine. That can feel very lonely and highlight the struggles of being single. Perhaps, you realize you have more time than you used to and want to work on your relationship or yourself. Maybe, the stress of being home with your partner all day has become more intense the longer quarantine continues. Or, you recognize that with all the kids home all the time you don’t have a moment to think.
Online Therapy Makes it Easier to Access Counseling Throughout the State of Ohio
What we also recognize is that sex therapy and relationship counseling aren’t actually available in a lot of areas in Ohio. Especially if you live in a small town like Marietta, Granville, Oberlin, or Loveland. Through online therapy, our team of therapists can provide resources to areas that would typically not have access to sex and relationship therapy otherwise.
Your Privacy is Protected During Online Therapy
We get it. Life is weird and complicated these days. We’re here to meet you where you are from the comfort (or chaos) of your home. Our therapists use a HIPPA compliant telehealth platform, Simple Practice to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore and process what has felt distressing for you. At Emma Schmidt and Associates, we offer a variety of different types of therapy for individuals, couples, and alternative relationships.
Online Sex Therapy…
At Emma Schmidt and Associates we specialize in providing high-quality sex therapy to individuals in all kinds of relationships. This includes monogamous couples, couples in open relationships, swingers, LGBTQIA + relationships, individuals practicing polyamory or couples who engage in kink or BDSM.
The goal of sex therapy is to help you work through a variety of challenges including but not limited to:
- Performance anxiety
- Sexual disorders and dysfunction
- Sexual pain
- Challenges with orgasm
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low libido
- Premature ejaculation
- Sex addiction or problematic sexual behavior
- Painful sex
- Mismatched sexual desire
- Sexual trauma and assault
- Sexual boundaries
- Sex after pregnancy
- Sex after cancer
- Religion and sex
Online relationship therapy & online marriage counseling…
As sex and relationship therapists, we recognize that often there are pervasive issues in a relationship that need to be addressed in order to move forward in a relationship. It’s normal for couples to argue, but the mark of a healthy relationship is found in the ability to resolve conflict. When you find yourself or your partner coping with disagreements and relationship frustration by withdrawing or becoming hostile or hurtful, then it may be time to seek the help of a skilled relationship therapist.
Our therapists can help you break negative relationship cycles and heal your relationship in online relationship therapy. This allows you to be able to move forward together.
Online General Therapy…
Sometimes, you just need to talk through something. Life can get distressing. Perhaps, you aren’t feeling like yourself. Or maybe the worry of the world around you has become overwhelming. Maybe, the isolation of quarantine has really gotten to you. Most people experience depression, anxiety, and stress at some point in their life. And sometimes we simply just need someone to talk through a situation with us.
All the therapists at Emma Schmidt and Associates are trained as general therapists first and foremost. Even if you don’t have a sexual or relationship concern we can still help guide you through your struggles. If, however, we feel like what you are experiencing is outside of our expertise or competency we will make sure you get into the hands of the right people. What is important to us is that you’re getting the best care possible even if that means referring out. Feel free to reach out if you are curious if one of our therapists would be the right fit for you and your concerns.
Online Premarital Therapy…
Congratulations, you’re getting married. This is such an exciting time in your life when you and your partner are filled with hope for the future.
One of the best ways to ensure marital satisfaction is to get premarital counseling with a therapist who specializes in relationship therapy. During premarital counseling, you will dig into getting to know your future spouse better with the help of questions from your therapist. You will also discuss issues that frequently cause disagreement and problems in marriages such as finances, children and parenting, blending families, cultures, and religions, division of marital and household responsibilities and duties, and more.
Premarital counseling will set you up for the best possible success to have a happy and long-lasting marriage. You will also have the opportunity to take an assessment through Prepare/Enrich, which will allow you to better understand your areas of growth and where you thrive in your relationship.
Online Therapy for people with alternative lifestyles…
Our sex and relationship therapists are extremely skilled in helping couples in all kinds of relationships and individuals leading alternative lifestyles. When you’re in an alternative relationship, getting help from a therapist may leave you feeling particularly vulnerable. We aim to help you feel comfortable by providing you with a non-judgmental and comfortable virtual space to discuss your concerns and unique challenges.
Online Trauma Therapy and PTSD treatment…
Surviving trauma may leave you feeling stuck, unable to move past the terrifying thing or things that happened to you. Our therapists offer trauma therapy to help individuals, couples, and families heal. Online counseling can help you move forward in your life so you can go from surviving to thriving.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative and research-based therapeutic technique used with talk-therapy to help clients overcome the barriers preventing them from moving forward and finding true therapeutic healing. Although it is often used as a trauma and PTSD treatment, it can be used to treat a variety of other mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, sexual and intimacy concerns, performance issues, and more.
EMDR is traditionally done in a clinical setting but we are finding it effective when used over a virtual platform as well.
Our Approach to Online Therapy in Ohio…
At Emma Schmidt and Associates we aim to provide the same high-quality counseling services you would receive if you’d meet with one of our therapists in our Cincinnati based counseling offices in-person. If you’re concerned about the effectiveness of online therapy, don’t be. Research indicates that online therapy can be just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. Sometimes, simply knowing that you can access high-quality counseling services from the comfort of your home offers you the security to open up and be vulnerable with your therapist. At our counseling practice, our therapists are ready and able to help you work on the issues that matter most to you via our secure online therapy platform.
Please reach out if you are feeling uncomfortable about the online therapy approach. We would be happy to have you try out our Telehealth platform during a 15-minute free consultation session.
Begin Online Therapy…
If you’re ready to begin online therapy to work on your personal, sexual, or relationship concerns, the therapists at Emma Schmidt and Associates would be honored to speak with you and share the many ways we can help you thrive. To begin online therapy in Ohio, follow these steps:
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More to check out…
The therapists at Emma Schmidt and Associates, a Cincinnati based therapy office, are skilled relationship and sex therapists. However, that’s not the only mental health service they offer. Our therapists treat general mental health and relationship concerns. We offer anxiety treatment, depression treatment, trauma and PTSD treatment, EMDR, relationship and couples therapy, and sex therapy. In addition to offering online therapy in Ohio, we also offer online therapy in Kentucky and online therapy in Indiana. Contact our office to learn more about the many ways our team of skilled clinicians can help you thrive.