Virtual Mental Health Treatment

Virtual Mental Health Treatment
Blair Sharp Freelance Writer at Recovery Unplugged

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Blair Sharp

Whether you’ve been battling extreme stress, worsening depression or anxiety, or experiencing other mental health struggles, consider our virtual mental health treatment option.

What is virtual mental health treatment?

Virtual mental health treatment provides you with the quality, affordable, and practical support you need, no matter where you are. It’s discreet, private, and accessible for most individuals.

At Recovery Unplugged, our experienced therapists use evidence-based practices to walk you through what you’re dealing with and provide tools to help you now and in the future.

Our virtual mental health treatment is different than regular therapy. We offer comprehensive care for a full range of mental health issues, including the following:

  • Depressive Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Codependency and Relationship Issues

If your mental health struggles have led to self-medicating with alcohol or other drugs, we offer inpatient, outpatient, and virtual services to help. But a dual diagnosis isn’t required for virtual mental health treatment.

Benefits of virtual mental health treatment


Virtual mental health treatment is perfect if you want a private and discreet therapy option. There are no in-person appointments and no chance you’ll encounter someone you know on your way in the door.

Unfortunately, there is still a stigma attached to mental health, and asking for help is a big step. Some individuals are more comfortable discussing sensitive topics without judgment from others.

Convenient and flexible

A significant benefit of virtual mental health treatment is convenience. You can participate in therapy with your computer or smartphone from the comfort of your home or office.

Our mental health professionals meet you where you’re at. Choose a start date that works best for you, with morning or evening programming options. In addition, you’re able to participate from a comfortable, familiar environment.


In-person therapy can present additional costs to consider. You’re taking extra time out of your day for travel and spending money on gas. You also have to take more time away from work, which leads to less pay.

Virtual mental health treatment gives you back that money.


When you participate in virtual mental health treatment, expect a high level of support from your mental health professional and other group members. Therapists at Recovery Unplugged use a person-centered approach and tailor your treatment to your specific mental health needs.

Your therapist will recommend healthy strategies and solutions and introduce new skills to help you deal more appropriately with stress and become more mindful of your emotions.

How does mental health treatment work?

Our experienced staff uses an individual-based approach with various behavioral therapies during your mental health treatment. We consider your history, ongoing care needs, and lifestyle.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is the most common kind of therapy. An entire course of traditional CBT takes around three months.

During CBT, you and your therapist address the mental health struggles you’re having and make a plan to move through them. Treatment isn’t about you depending on another person to fix your problems. They will guide you along the way and prepare you to handle future issues should they arise.

CBT is used for addiction recovery, as well as the following:

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Phobias
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual Disorders

What is Recovery Unplugged’s virtual mental health treatment like?

Virtual mental health treatment feels similar to substance abuse treatment but with a mental health focus. Treatment length is based on individual medical necessity and is about ten weeks long on average. Treatment could be anywhere from six to twelve weeks long.

As you begin treatment, our staff will ensure they provide the care you deserve.
You will participate in an individualized pre-admission assessment and complete an intake process for staff to get to know you. Try to be honest with them, and let them know what you hope to gain from treatment.

You’ll work with a Master’s level clinician who will be your primary therapist. You can access our psychiatric services while in treatment. Our doctors will help you with medication management and prescribe medications if needed.

Our group program schedule is three days weekly on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. You can choose a morning or evening program time. In addition, you will have a one-hour individual therapy session per week.

The groups at Recovery Unplugged typically have ten to fifteen individuals but can be as large as twenty people per group.

Recovery Unplugged’s virtual mental health treatment program operates on a rolling curriculum. Each day has a different topic; some include anxiety, triggers, belonging, or transcendence.

The daily activities relate to the day’s topic and are very hands-on. Some examples are writing a letter, finding an object representing an emotion, or dissecting a lyric.

Each night there is a process group meeting where you can check in to discuss how things are going.

As you end your treatment, your therapists will provide any referrals needed, including medical, therapeutic, or case management.

When you complete treatment, expect a celebration! There will be an activity like playing a song representing your time in treatment or hearing well wishes, hopes, and dreams of others in the program.

After completing your virtual mental health treatment, you become part of the Recovery Unplugged alumni program. This starts with check-ins from an alumni outreach coordinator. You can attend alumni events and participate in our weekly alumni groups on Zoom. These allow you to gain a sense of community and connect with others who have benefited from the same programs you did.

At Recovery Unplugged, music is our medicine. We offer music-assisted treatment to enhance the process for each of our individualized treatment plans. Our virtual mental health treatment program is no different.

Are there any negatives to virtual mental health treatment?

The main downside to virtual mental health treatment is that it’s virtual. Many people enjoy face-to-face contact with their therapists. If that’s you, we’ve got you covered.

Recovery Unplugged offers a full range of mental health services. You’re bound to find something that suits your needs.

Recovery Unplugged works with many major insurance companies to make the treatment process more affordable and accessible. Call today to get started 1 (855) 975-1757

Blair Sharp Freelance Writer at Recovery Unplugged

Blair Sharp

Blair Sharp is a distinguished writer and advocate in the realms of sobriety, mental health, and parenting. Based in Rochester, Minnesota, Blair embarked on her alcohol-free journey in February 2018, a transformative decision that has since fueled her passion for writing and sharing her insights with a wider audience.

With a professional background as a Psychometrist since 2014, Blair possesses a deep understanding of cognitive functions and psychology. This expertise, combined with her personal experiences, lends depth and authenticity to her writings on addiction, recovery, and mental well-being.

Blair's writing prowess is evident across various platforms. She actively shares her insights on her personal blog at As a staff writer for Rochester Mom, she contributes valuable content, making it a trusted parenting resource in her community. Her voice further resonates with many on Instagram and through her role as a host for 1000 Hours Dry Parents, solidifying her position as a credible and influential figure in the sobriety community.

Dedicated to her craft, Blair's writings are a testament to her knowledge, experience, and commitment to helping others navigate the challenges of addiction and find solace in sobriety.


  • Alcohol-free since February 2018, providing firsthand experience with sobriety and recovery.
  • Worked as a Psychometrist, directly engaging with patients to test their cognitive functions.
  • Prominent writer and blogger, contributing insights on her personal blog and featured in esteemed publications such as, The, Parents, Psycom, and Daily Dot.


  • Bachelor's degree in Professional Studies with an emphasis in Psychology from Winona State University.
  • Specialized training in Psychometry, starting in 2014.
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