Social Stigma

Unfortunately, there is still some stigma about counseling and there probably always will be. But the good news is, that it’s not at all what it used to be. Counseling treatments have been increasing in popularity and acceptance among people who have seen and experienced its benefits, not the least of whom are the clients themselves, but also insurance providers, employers, educational institutes, and charities.

Through private online therapy, E-Counseling Essentials helps eliminate the social stigma and works with you on your own terms, regarding place, via video conferencing, and at a time that works best for you. No added anxiety over awkward conversations with the boss about where you will be next Thursday at 2pm. With E-Counseling Essentials, you can schedule your counseling sessions after hours and never step into a treatment facility.


Cost is pretty universal concern. It is helpful to approach therapy costs by considering how much money it can save you. How could counseling save you money? Think about the monetary impacts of depression, addiction, or anxiety. These and many other symptoms can lead to loss of productivity and missed opportunities for success.

E-Counseling Essentials helps alleviate cost concerns by offering sliding scale fee option, which is based on your income. Many people also find they prefer group therapy to individual sessions, which allows us to greatly reduce costs by providing counseling to more people at a time.


Denial is likely the most common barrier to seeking treatment. It manifests itself in all of us and in varying degrees. When thinking about counseling, one may find themselves saying, “I’m too busy”, “It’s not that bad”, “Others have it worse”, “I’ll be fine”, or even “It didn’t happen.” Though not always spoken audibly, excuses like these are a telltale sign of denial.

Evidence of denial can reveal itself as anger, frustration, submission, anxiety, panic, depression, flashbacks, emotionless, poor appetite, disturbed sleep, and more. Please reach out to us before any such symptoms become worse. The therapists at E-Counseling Essentials are fully licensed and experts in their field. They love to help people, why not you?  

You or a loved one can get started today with a free online therapy trial session. 

Your or a loved one can get started with a free online therapy trial session.  

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1-800-273-8255. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.