Reasons Why Clients

Posted on September 8, 2015

First of all, what is home-based counseling? Home-based counseling is when a therapist travels to your home to conduct a therapy session. Can you remember stories from back in the 1930s when doctors commonly made house calls (Unwin & Tatum, 2011)? They had time to spend more than 15 minutes with each patient. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get back to that kind of quality and patient attention?

There is a movement in the healthcare field to a more personalized and on demand practice. One step in this direction is the expansion of home-based counseling services.

Having a counselor onsite can bring about more opportunities for family and marital therapy. The counselor may see a clearer reality of how families interact with each other since they are in a more comfortable setting. Clients sometimes feel as if they are on stage during counseling, and being in the home may ease this feeling.

Many people find it convenient to have a therapist visit their home rather than fight traffic to make it to an appointment or make a long commute. Some may not be able to drive a car or even have difficulty getting out of bed. How would they ever make it to appointments consistently? Home-based services make professional counseling more accessible to a wider range of people.

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Source material from Family Therapy Blog

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