Type a Thought provides access to counselors online to help you deal with a wide range of personal and emotional problems. You can chat Anonymously and confidentially to any of our experienced and certified Psychologists who are trained in Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Learn to deal with negative emotions like Anxiety, Anger, Hurt, Grief, Sadness, Loneliness, Hopelessness and use therapy to deal with difficult situations like Relationship issues ( Fights/cheating/lack of trust and communication) , Stress, Work place issues, Family issues, Marital Conflicts, Depression, Anger outbursts, Addiction, Phobias, Procrastination, Lack of Self confidence and many more......
Online counselling is a more convenient way to find an expert to pertain to your psychological and emotional concerns and consult with them. You can use our platform to sign up and gain access to all the experts on our platform. Your first question is free, and if you like how it was answered then you can go on to book a paid session.
It is quite effective. A number of studies have been conducted by different institutes regarding the effectiveness of Online counseling and have shown promising results. Mentioned below are some of the studies that show the effectiveness of Online Psychological treatments:
Anyone above 18 yrs of age,from any walk of life, can avail these services, irrespective of nationality, gender, sexual orientation. As stated above, the experts are equipped to deal with a range of concerns.
You can learn how to deal with emotional upset in your day to day lives, improve inter personal relationships, avoid unnecessary conflicts and improve your quality of life, by making it stress free and productive. Learn how to identify your thoughts, emotions and self talk. Work on your your thoughts and beliefs using cognitive exercises and improve yourself in almost any aspect of your life, using scientifically validated principles of therapy. Learn effective coping mechanisms to help to deal more effectively with powerful negative emotions and overcome difficult life situations.
Yes, the experts do not reveal the content of the session to anyone. We recommended that you do not use your real name while generating a username for yourself. The content and data exchanged between the experts and you, is encrypted and will prevent anyone to gain access to such sensitive and private information. The users are solely responsible for disclosure of any personal information during a session with the experts. For further details, on how we deal with your personal information, please visit the Privacy statement and terms and conditions page.
No, online counseling is not a substitute for face-to-face therapy. However, it does have certain advantages. It is cheaper and more convenient to access. It is also available round the clock. Moreover, there are many communication modes to from like text, phone or video. Another important aspect is the high level of anonymity that seeking help online provides.
The 7 month and 30 days counseling programs are based on exchange of text messages. The pace of the exchange of messages is slow and relaxed and is spread over a period of time. You can choose to send a text message at any time as per your convenience. Your counselor will receive you message and respond as per their availability during the day. They will reply to your questions at least once during the day . However, if they have more time at hand, they may contact you many more times.
The payment gateway is absolutely secure and uses industry standards and guidelines. For international Clients we use PayPal payment gateway which is a reliable and secure international gateway.
We have a 7 day and a 30 day Customised text chat counseling programs, during which you can exchange unlimited messages with your counselor for the duration of the program. Based on your concern, your counselor will guide you through your problems by helping you look at things from a different , more rational perspective and give you tools to help you work on your thoughts and belief systems.
There is NO limit to the number of messages you can send to your counselor. Whenever you feel like talking or have a thought you need to discuss, you can drop a text message.
Your counselor will respond to you as often and as promptly as they can. However, they will check in on you at least once during the day to see how you are doing. Please keep in mind that the counselors have several clients and also have a personal life of their own for which they need to dedicate time. So they won't be glued to their phones the entire day. To avoid wasting to much time in sending short messages back and forth, its advisable if you send lengthier paragraphs at once.
For those who need to speak to the counselor on the phone or have a video chat, you can simply request your counselor for one and they will send you a payment link for the same. After this your counselor and you can communicate with each other at a pre-decided time and date
Instant chats (real-time) can be done only if the counselors are available . You can fix and appoitnment with your counselor to spend dedicated time with you . For an instant real time one hour session, request your counselor for one and they will send you a payment link. Once the payment is complete you can continue your session in real time and the counselor will dedicate the one hour entirely towards helping you with your problems. The instant real time chat is not included in the subscription plan and will be charged seperately.
The experts on the panel are a group of Psychologists who are certified and have received training in Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT). They have significant experience in online counseling as they have already helped thousands heal emotionally. The details of their professional qualification is mentioned on their profile page.
Most of the counselors commonly used Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and / or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), as they have been validated and proven to be effective by many studies. Based on the individual client and case history they may also use other therapies like Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy, Inter Personal Therapy etc.
Each individual client and their problems are different and so are their coping mechanisms and ability to accept change along with new techniques learnt. Therefore there is no fixed time that is required for counseling to see progress. However some studies show that approximately 12 session of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy are required on an average to se significant progress and improvement. Along with counseling sessions it is extremely important to perform the exercises given by the couselor on a regular basis and to incorporate them as part of your lifestyle.
Currently, your counselor is assigned to you by the system based on certain parameters
In the unlikely event , that you are not satisfied with the help that you receive, you can request to switch over to another counselor. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, we advise that you stick with your counselor during the entire duration of the program to see significant progress.
We provided Refunds on a case to case basis after a review of the case . For those who are unhappy with the services they receive, can intimate us within the first 3 days of beginning the subscriptions and we will offer a FULL REFUND. The clients also have an option to switch over to another counselor in case they feel that aren't happy with the sessions. For any queries regarding REFUNDS email us at email@example.com and we will whatever we can within our capability to make your experience at Type a Thought a memorable, enlightening and life changing experience
You are billed either weekly or monthly based on the program you choose. Once the duration of the program comes to an end, the billing cycle does not renew automatically and you need to purchase an new program.
There's no better gift than gifting someone peace of mind and equipping them with tools to face challenges in the present and future. You can buy a customised plan for your loved ones and they will always cherish your wonderful gesture. Email us with details of the person you wish to gift the subscription at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send a gift card to your loved ones.
You can use any device (computer/mobile phone), that has an internet browser to access your account and chat at Type a Thought.
For all text based conversation you need to have a working internet connection an a internet browser like Google Chrome/ Firefox/Safari. For a Phone call or Video session you need to have High speed Internet Connection (4G/WiFi) and a valid Skype ID
If you are not receiving any messages from your counselor or are unable to send any messages due to technical reasons, please email us at email@example.com . We'll help you resolve the problem as soon as possible. If the counselor fails to reply to your message , please email us about the same on the above mentioned address
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