Home-based therapy sessions take place when a therapist provides counseling in a person's home rather than an office. It is usually provided at the kitchen table or in a living room. This type of therapy is preferred by some individuals for a number of reasons. It can help people who have difficulty getting to private practices or mental health clinics due to transportation, health, or mobility issues. Responsibilities at work or in the home might limit a person's ability to come to an office visit or even fear of being in a social setting.
Community-based therapy refers to counseling sessions that are held in locations outside of the home or therapy office. The counselor and person(s) in therapy can decide to have sessions in a park, library, or discuss treatment during a walk. Any mutually agreed upon place that feels "private" and safe for the individual can be considered.
Examples of community-based therapy sessions:
• Therapist and 15 y/o teenager practice free throws while working on anger management.
• Therapist and 23 y/o person work on reducing panic attacks at library.