Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/03/2015 --If you've ever thought about getting therapy but didn't have the time, money or nerve to move forward there is a new website designed with you in mind. TherapyCouch.net is a groundbreaking, innovative approach to helping people take those first crucial steps on the road to positive mental health.
"This is a brand new way of approaching therapy," says TherapyCouch.net's founder, Louisa Link-McDowell, "No one has done this before. It's self-guided and built around the ideals of low-cost, total privacy, and total access – anytime, anywhere."
The site is an online therapy experience and uses a library of private, video sessions people can use in the comfort of their own homes or whenever it's convenient.
Link-McDowell acknowledges that while great strides have been made in how society views getting help for mental health, there's still a stigma of shame and failure associated with therapy, "We applaud others getting help, but when it's us… sometimes it's not so easy. That's where TherapyCouch.net comes in."
While working for a rural, non-profit counseling center, Link-McDowell recognized the need for private, easily accessible mental health tools, "I would see people who had been suffering from sexual abuse and depression for years ¬– simply because they didn't know where to turn. In a small town where you know everyone and everyone knows you… no one wants to talk about depression and abuse. Add to that the time commitment and cost of therapy – these people were suffering and nothing was going to change. I thought, 'This is a universal problem, not just in small towns – there must be better way for people to take that first step.'"
TherapyCouch.net offers video sessions in Abuse/Trauma, Anger, Anxiety, Communication Skills, Depression, Life Balance, Grief, Self-Esteem, and Sleep.
- Each video session is between three and seven minutes long and includes "homework" intended to take a week to complete.
- Includes over 170 videos and growing all the time.
http://www.TherapyCouch.net is an online therapy experience that delivers support in times of crises and mental stress. The subscription based site features a library of video sessions based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. The sessions are designed to help people take the first, critical steps on the road to healing and positive mental health.
For media inquiries and interviews contact Craig McDowell at LCM@therapycouch.net or call 310-437-3978.