What is Hope Network.in about?
Hope Network is an effort to provide online counseling in India and the rest of the world where people can share their problems and thoughts in a trusted environment and seek advice or counsel from psychologists and experts. You also get to read interesting and informative articles and polls about everyday life issues and the psychology behind them.
What we are not?
While our charges are comparable to a pizza outing, we are not a quick fix solution. Because, dude, it just doesn’t work that way. We are here with you for the long haul. Right till the end.
We are not a emergency or suicide helpline. If you feel that you or someone close to you is likely to cause harm to oneself or someone else, please contact local help or national suicide helplines.
How can I avail the counseling facility?
You can click here and fill out the form. One of our therapists will personally respond to your email at the earliest, that’s why don’t forget to include your email ID. Alternately, you can check Our Therapists and choose a therapist you would like to work with.
How do counselors at HopeNetwork.in go about counselling?
The therapists with us follow the procedures and routines to get to the bottom of issues you might be dealing with. At times they would ask you to fill out a questionnaire or do certain activities. These are some of the ways our therapists use to get to know the clients problem better and tailor the counseling accordingly. No wonder, our clients end up surprising themselves (in a good way) after just one session.
Will I have to reveal my identity?
To understand your problems and issues better, sometimes the Psychologist may ask for details like your work, marital status, general background etc. to build a comprehensive sketch of your personality. Also, because psychological counseling is a delicate process, it is important for your therapist to be aware of who you are, in case of an emergency. These details will be kept confidential and will definitely help the expert to analyse your situation better because no counsel can be given without background knowledge.
How much do I have to pay?
As we said earlier, your sessions with us will cost almost as much as a pizza, and that’s not a huge price to pay for peace of mind is it? To find out why therapists charge a fee and why it is important from professional reasons, click here.
What other information can I receive on HopeNetwork.in?
HopeNetwork.in hosts articles on pressing psychological issues that will help you in various aspects of life. You can also find practical information in every article post like telephone numbers and contact information of relevant experts in a particular field. We are also in the process of building and information database for suicide helplines etc. that can help you in times of emergency.
Hope Network will also invite expert guests to answer queries related to a specific area of interest like physical fitness, teen issues, school psychology etc. You will be informed in advance and can post your queries once the expert is on board.
We also have the discussion forum, where you can discuss problems and issues with others in the community.
Then there are Support Groups on various issues. These support groups are actively moderated by the HopenNetwork.in therapists.
Can I contribute to Hope Network?
We welcome, in fact encourage, any contribution from readers and visitors. If you’re an expert in any field of psychology, you can contact us to appear as guests if you’re interested.
If you are someone who has gone through a particular experience and thinks it would help others if you share or just want to pour your heart out, you are very welcome to use the contact form and share without feeling ashamed or embarrassed. Hope Network promises to carry your word across and help those who might be in the same boat by sharing your experience (anonymously if you prefer).
If you don’t belong in either category, you can still help by spreading awareness about Hope Network so that someone somewhere in need can find help here.