HELP Therapists offer home-based therapy which takes place in the client’s home (or community or office) rather than in the therapist’s office. Many home-based therapy programs are provided by community mental health organizations and child protective agencies. Help Therapists, who are private practice therapists, offer in-home sessions when this is the most beneficial form of treatment, whether access is of concern or not.
Why In-Home Therapists Offer Home-Based Therapy
In-home therapists recognize that it can be challenging to get to an office for a therapy appointment due to illness, disability, personal crisis, or for lack of finances, transportation, or childcare. In-home therapists offer home-based therapy as a solution to these problems.
In addition, when therapy is offered in the home, the relationship between an in-home therapist and client is likely to develop more rapidly, because clients are more relaxed at home than in an office setting. As a result, progress and healing can occur more quickly.
Home-Based Therapy for Families
Sometimes office-based therapists offer in-home therapy services when specific skills, like parenting, can be demonstrated and practiced in the home. This allows the in-home therapist to observe parenting in action, providing insight into family relationships. For example, home-based therapy can be particularly beneficial in therapy for children showing disruptive behavior patterns and for children with high-needs or developmental delays.
What to Expect from Home-Based Therapy
An in-home therapist may be accompanied by another therapist who serves as a partner during the process. This provides both the client and the therapist with added support and additional resources as needed. However, not all in-home therapists work in a team.
If you think home-based therapy is right for you, HELP Therapist to determine how to proceed by calling 1-855-760-HELP (4357) or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Home-based therapy can also be used occasionally, as a supplement to office sessions. If you would like to self-refer or have a referral to make you can also get started by filling out our HIPPA-compliant referral form (a therapist will get back to you right away).