In a world full of people who are ever-evolving and growing as time goes by, it isn’t surprising to hear that the only way for medical practices like therapy to survive is to grow and change along with them. What might be surprising to hear though, is that the most recent development in the mental health therapy community finds therapists making their way to social media platforms like Tik Tok and Instagram.
In order to reduce the stigma surrounding therapy as a whole and to reach the younger generation, therapists have worked over the past few years to meet patients on their terms. Hashtags like #mentalhealth and #therapistsoftiktok find themselves trending regularly, and seem to shine a light on mental health, self-care and more. Tik Tok especially has effectively given people a mental health education they’ve never had before.
However, therapists on the app are resolute that Tik Tok and Insta therapy are not a substitute for true face-to-face therapy.
In-Person and Telehealth vs. Tik Tok and Insta Therapy
Tik Tok and Insta therapy aren’t necessarily bad things, but they’re no replacement for the counseling experience and experts caution against treating these trends as such. Mental health TikTok is where people can build foundational knowledge, feel validated, and see themselves in the experiences of others–but it is not a replacement for therapeutic care.
Since social media is so fast-paced and updated regularly, it can be a good daily reminder for individuals to practice mindfulness and to learn more about their own mental health or mental health therapy in general. As long as you tread carefully, and schedule in-person or telehealth visits with a therapists/counselor as needed, you’ll be able to build some wonderful base knowledge on the subject while simultaneously healing your mind and spirit.
“Every step taken in mindfulness brings us one step closer to healing ourselves and the planet.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
Mental Health Therapy from Stella Luna Counseling and Wellness in Cleveland
Among other services, Stella Luna Counseling and Wellness offers clinical mental health counseling with our licensed therapists. We work with individuals, groups and couples across the lifespan who are experiencing stress in their lives and finding it difficult to cope. With both in-person and online therapy options, Stella Luna employs experts in their craft, and offer many different therapeutic specialties, including traditional talk therapy, in-depth trauma processing, EMDR, somatic (body) based processing, and Substance Abuse Recovery support.
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Jennifer is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), psychotherapist and coach, creating a non-judgmental space for her clients to feel comfortable exploring their inner-most fears, challenges, and desires. She holds space for you to explore the meaningful connections between past and current experiences, limiting beliefs, and current behaviors that are holding you back from being the most authentic version of yourself you’ve ever experienced. Learn more about Jennifer and her work at Stella Luna.