Navigating Life’s Waves: Why Telehealth in Hawaii Might Be Right for You



Written by Dr. Neel Chauhan, M.D. 

Aloha, dear ‘ohana. Dr. Neel Chauhan here, from the heart of Hawaii.

We all know the world is changing, and seeking help for our minds is becoming a normal thing. More and more people, even those who feel good most of the time, sometimes need a bit of guidance. Whether it’s a tough choice, a bumpy relationship, or work troubles, we all have moments we could use a friendly ear.

What Therapy Looks Like Today

Long ago, therapy was all about talking about our past. Now, while some people still like that deep dive, many just want some quick, practical advice. That’s okay!

How Long Should You Talk to Someone?

Well, as long as you feel you should! Everyone’s different, but here are some simple guidelines:

Deep Dive (Long-Term) Therapy

This is for those who:

  • Want to think deeply about their past and feelings.
  • Have serious mind illnesses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (always with a doctor’s advice).
  • Have certain personality disorders (also with a doctor’s advice).

Some good things about long-term talks:

  • Helps people think about deep issues from their childhood.
  • Helps folks understand why they might be upset or angry.
  • Lets people learn more about themselves and better their relationships.

Quick Help (Short-Term) Therapy

This is for those who:

  • Feel a bit down or stressed recently.
  • Have problems with someone they love or ended a relationship.
  • Feel stuck in a job or lost one.
  • Need help dealing with being sick.

Good stuff about short-term talks:

  • You can see your progress fast.
  • Learn simple ways to handle problems.
  • Feel better after a few talks.
  • Save time and money.

Which is Best?

It’s all up to YOU! Think about what you need and want, and that will help you decide.

In our beautiful Hawaii, our telehealth services – like talking about your feelings from your home – are ready for you. Be it a deep dive or a quick chat, we’re here. Remember, in our island paradise, we face the waves together.

So, if you ever feel like you’re drifting out at sea, click and connect with us. A friendly face, even on a screen, might be just what you need.

Stay strong, stay connected.

Dr. Neel Chauhan

P.S. Share this with your friends and family. Help spread the word that it’s okay to ask for help.