Ahealo answers 13 most common rejections to engage Counseling Psychologist
The growth of mental illness campaigns over the years have raised awareness globally, but despite the effort, we are still seeing a massive number of patients not seeking the treatments. Recognition of depression, addiction, bipolar disorder, and suicide, as well as celebrities confessing about their mental health struggles, have helped to mitigate the effects of social labeling.
A study by the World Health Organization found that between 30 and 80 percent of people in different countries with mental health issues don’t seek treatment. This includes 50% of people with bipolar disorder, 55% of people with panic disorder, 56% of people with major depression, and a stunning 78% of people with alcohol use disorder. So, the question remains: with mental health issues being more prominent than ever and mental treatments being more available, why are people still not seeking help?
To answer this refusal to seek treatment, we need to look at all the potential reasons or excuses why people are not seeking help: –
1. 5.8% - No transportation or treatment too far
Ahealo provides ePsychotherapy or online psychotherapy, where treatments are conducted with counseling psychologists using online video sessions. No traveling is required, and the video session is conduction at the comfort of your seat and at your convenient time.
2. 6.5% - Don't want others to find out
Ahealo allows nicknames or pseudo names for all our users without any personal identification, contact number, residence information, etc. Complete user privacy and confidentiality is of utmost importance to all our users and our critical business offering. There are no traces of your records within the country of your residence, and we don’t even know who you are. Similarly, our list of counseling psychologists wouldn’t know who you are too. Disclosing your identity is at your complete discretion.
Ahealo protects our users’ privacy with utmost effort. In case if some users decide to use real names on our platform, you are certainly welcome to do so.
3. 6.5% - No insurance coverage
Ahealo’s list of counseling psychologists charge at a very competitive rate. This is because Ahealo is an online marketplace for psychotherapy. Competition among our counseling psychologists will drive the prices lower for the benefit of all our users.
Additionally, Ahealo is in the process of working with insurancers to include us as a certified psychotherapy provider. If you have the right insurance plan with the insurers we work with, then insurance coverage will be taken care of.
4. 8.1% - Concerns about effects on jobs
All sessions conducted within the Ahealo marketplace are strictly between you and our counseling psychologists. This means Ahealo and our counseling psychologists are under no obligation to report anything to your employers. Our counseling psychotherapists are bounded by a strict code of ethics and confidentiality, and as such, are forbidden to disclose your personal information to any third parties, such as your employer or family members. Unless in the instance of real danger or life threatening events, our counseling psychotherapists will assist to contact the relevant emergency services on your behalf.
Additionally, we will not leave of your records in your country’s healthcare system. So, be free to engage any of our counseling psychologists and get the mental healthcare you need.
5. 8.6% - Not necessary required
Unfortunately, only 25% of people with a potential mental health condition seek treatment. Unfortunately, suffering in silence could put a great deal of strain on their relationship with their loved ones, friends, colleagues, and members, etc. Ahealo and our counseling psychologists urge you to reconsider psychotherapy, and plan toward a healthy and joyful life.
6. 9.7% - Concern about confidentiality
Ahealo promotes user privacy, confidentiality, and other forms of pseudo identities. We don’t require any of your information to proceed with psychotherapy from our list of counseling psychologists. So, you can be assured that you will remain anonymous with us.
7. 10.9% - Unsure if psychotherapy will help
Many people have the same doubt too if psychotherapy will help their condition. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that psychotherapy will work for all people, but most people who engage in counseling psychologists manage to recover from their mental illness with around 20 sessions. However, some cases stretched more than 2 years.
There is no promise that psychotherapy will ensure a guaranteed recovery. No counseling psychologists can ever guarantee success. But it is essential to establish that trust with your counseling psychologist because the trust helps improve the success factor.
8. 11% - Concern about opinion of others
This concern is very similar to user privacy and confidentiality. When you visit a psychologist around your neighborhood, there might be a good chance to be spotted by friends or colleagues.
The counseling psychologists on the Ahealo marketplace conduct our psychotherapy in absolute secrecy through a 1-1 video call at a time and place of your comfort. So, you can be doing this in your bedroom without having to be spotted by others. Beautiful, isn’t it?
9. 14.2% - No time or too busy
Well, it’s a matter of prioritizing your schedule, should you think these therapies are necessary for your mental health recovery. Most counseling psychologists around your neighborhood operate from 9 am to 6 pm, just like your working hours. So, it’s harder to get time off for an appointment.
On the Ahealo marketplace, all our counseling psychologists are from different parts of the world. Ahealo engages only the best to deliver various therapies according to mental health needs. So, their timezone becomes available to you for an appointment during off-office hours. That’s a plus when you get a therapy session with Ahealo.
10. 14.2% - Be forced to take meds
Well, there will be NO meds on Ahealo. All our therapies are strictly talked therapy only. Our team of counseling psychologists will not be issuing any medications to you.
11. 16.7% - No idea where to go
This is an issue if you are forced to check around your neighborhood for the ideal counseling psychologist to help you. However, this is never an issue with Ahealo because our entire panel of counseling psychologists are listed on our website.
All psychologists will have full professional information listed on their profiles. So, it’s only a matter of a few clicks and reading to find the right counseling psychologists to help you.
12. 22.2% - Able to handle without therapy
Well, this is entirely your decision, because this is your mental health. No one can ever force you to undergo a therapy session. The choice is yours. But do consider undergoing psychotherapy to regain the benefits of a healthy and joyful life.
Suppose the quality of therapy is your utmost concern. In that case, you can be assured that quality of professionals on the Ahealo marketplace. Ahealo works with the best global counseling psychologists to bring you the best service and specialization that you need. Plus, reviews are given by users after every therapy session. You will be able to find the most suitable psychotherapist to help you.
13. 47.7% - Couldn't afford the expenses
We share your concerns too. The average cost per neighborhood psychotherapy session ranges from $120 to $200 and onwards. Ahealo understands the cost incurred for psychotherapy can be significant when you multiply the number of sessions. And not to mention that some cases might take years for recovery.
Having spoke about the global pricing trend, we would like to point out the cost and debt incurred by a number of these counseling psychotherapists on their education and trainings before the start of their professional career.
To help with cost control, we will run promotional campaigns with our panel of psychotherapists to lower costs from time to time. Ahealo will embark on crowd fundraising and donation campaigns to minimize our platform fees, and pass those discounts to you. So, do consider joining our fundraising campaigns to help yourself and others in need of psychotherapy counseling.
Finally, we will continue to do our best to bring the best and affordable mental healthcare to you. It’s our Mission and Commitment.