The Benefits of Telehealth for Veterans

Apr 20, 2023
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Whether you’ve been retired for years or are fresh out of the military, health and wellness coaching offers a new strategy for exploring and establishing your best civilian life. Telehealth makes it possible to do that from the comfort of home.

Are you having difficulty transitioning back into civilian life after retiring from active duty? You’re not alone. Once you’ve left the military, resetting your daily routine, mental outlook, and life goals is understandably challenging most days, and some days, it’s simply overwhelming.

Michael D. Williams is a health and wellness coach and the founder of Internal Expressions in Aldie, Virginia. As a Navy veteran, Michael understands the complexities of exchanging military careers, schedules, and relationships for civilian life.

That’s why the services available at Internal Expressions focus on supporting active-duty military members, veterans, their families, and caregivers as they achieve their physical and mental health goals.

Read what Michael says about the many benefits of telehealth coaching services for veterans.

What is telehealth?

The dictionary defines telehealth as “The use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, professional health-related education, public health, and health administration… .” Some caregivers describe telehealth as “healing from a distance.”

At Internal Expressions, Michael Williams uses telehealth to provide the same quality remote coaching services you expect with in-person coaching, with the convenience of connecting from your phone, laptop, or another digital device.

You only need a healthy internet connection and an internet-capable device for a real-time interactive coaching session.

What are the benefits of telehealth coaching for veterans?

The benefits of telehealth health and wellness coaching include:


For many people, the primary benefit of telehealth is convenience. Veterans using telehealth  coaching can meet with Michael from anywhere, provided they can access an internet connection.

Whether you’re busy with work or family or just dreading traffic, telehealth easily fits coaching into your schedule. You will need a location that offers quiet and privacy so you can focus.

Easy access to services

The convenience of telehealth provides easy access to coaching services for veterans, reducing scheduling snafus and roadblocks related to your location.

For instance, many veterans live in rural areas, cities, or communities that don’t offer professional health and wellness coaching. Telehealth eliminates that problem.  

Comfortable setting

A familiar and comfortable setting can reduce distractions and improve focus during a coaching session. In addition, veterans experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often find telehealth a successful alternative to in-person coaching.

Michael’s goal as a health and wellness coach is to give you tools to overcome the physical, mental, and emotional challenges veterans experience. Telehealth helps eliminate many avoidable obstacles along the way.    

What can I expect from health and wellness coaching?

Coaching services offered at Internal Expressions meet your current needs and provide ongoing support as you make positive changes that can last a lifetime.

Your experience may include one, more, or all of the following:

  • Health and wellness coaching to improve physical, mental, and social health
  • Nutrition coaching to enhance wellness by making healthy lifestyle choices
  • Transition coaching when facing life changes such as divorce, a new career, etc.
  • Transformation coaching to help you make positive changes in your overall well-being
  • SSR coaching to manage stress, improve sleep quality, and boost resilience
  • Meditation coaching to reduce stress and anxiety through daily mindfulness
  • Mindfulness coaching to reduce stress and improve mental and physical health

Health and wellness coaching is action-oriented, with clear goals of reducing your risk of chronic disease, managing stress, recognizing and moving through challenges, and improving your overall quality of life.

Schedule a telehealth visit at Internal Expressions today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online