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Florida

Jennifer Lipack
at

(631) 318-3212

Jennifer Lipack

LMHC
Address:
Thriveworks Associates
19 W 34th Street, Penthouse Floor
New York, NY 10001
Address 2:
Thriveworks Associates
520 Franklin Avenue Suite L22
Garden City, NY 11530

My name is Jennifer and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and Florida state. I am currently based out of New York in the Long Island / NYC area. I lived in the Ft Lauderdale for about 5 years when I was working on my graduate degree and I am familiar with the area and resources in both NY and Florida. I have over 10+ years of experience working in the field. I have Master Degrees in Social Work and Mental Health Counseling. I have experience working individually and with groups. I currently run a binge eating disorder group in my private practice. I work with adults and adolescents who have binge eating disorders, are suffering from substance abuse and addiction along with mood disorders. I enjoy working with all ages across a wide spectrum of various mental health diagnoses including , depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders ( including grief and loss), and any addiction diagnosis. I use an eclectic approach to therapy meaning I prefer to use a therapeutic approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies in order to create the ideal treatment program to meet your specific needs. The most common types of therapy I incorporate are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. I have an a unique approach where I promote the symbiotic relationship between mind and body.

What made you want to become a therapist?

I always enjoyed learning about why people act the way they do, wanted to always help people and learn about people and how to make people feel better. I was always interested in psychology classes, was always interested in helping my peers in middle and high school.

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

My method in counseling to ensure that the client feels safe, comfortable and able to express themselves so that they can grow and communicate effectively. I use different methods with my clients depending on their needs and personality, but I usually ensure that they feel comfortable and open in the therapeutic setting.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

To Be honest, hold themselves accountable and not be afraid to admit when something isn’t working. To learn patience and trust the process.

How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?

It really depends on their needs. Some have spent a year, some have spent time on and off. Some have come back over a period of time ( due to relapse), some have spent only a few sessions. It depends what they are wanting to get out of counseling.

How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?

Learning about their relationship with food, what is the cause of why they are dependent on food and their feelings on body image.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

Motivational Interviewing, Working with individuals on what works for them, learning triggers, learning what they get from using, what they are losing from using, learning how to cope sober.

How might you counsel a client who is struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation?

Learning about what causes them to isolate, learning about their interests, learning and processing how they relate to others and what causes them to isolate.

What is one thing you've learned from a client?

They are the experts on themselves. They are the only ones who know themselves best and what they need.

What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?

A relaxed environment, open communication, willingness to get to know you as a person as well not just your problems.

What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?

Choose a therapist that you can relate to, that you feel comfortable with and that you feel can help you process. Do not feel embarrassed if you want to find a new one or If you feel that it is not a good match for you.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

We are in the business of putting ourselves out of business. If you start to feel better from the first day and feel that you do not need us as much as when you first started, I would say that it is working.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

Yes and that is the therapist job to ensure that it does not happen or allow them to be dependent on you.

When a relationship has experienced infidelity/adultery, does it ever recover?

There is no set answer, it depends on the individual couple, their beliefs and feelings.

Helps with...
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Careers
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief & Loss
  • Infertility
  • Nutrition
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • POMCO
  • Beacon
  • Magnacare
  • SEU 1199
  • BCBS
  • Comp Psych
  • American Behavioral
  • Cinga
  • Perspectives LTD

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Travis McNulty
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(631) 318-3212

Travis McNulty

LMHC
Address:
Thriveworks Associates
146 2nd St. N Suite 204
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Society promotes self-esteem based off of high performance in our jobs, finances, academics, sports, and even our health. When we cannot meet the standards that we set for ourselves, or more often, one that is set for us by others, we tend to be extremely hard on ourselves. This creates unnecessary anxiety and pressure that leads to maladaptive behaviors that help us to cope with the stress and anxiety in our day to day lives - drinking alcohol in excess or using other drugs, maintaining poor physical health, decrease in sleep/socialization, poor interpersonal relationships, just to name a few.

Through my years of practice I've been passionate in working with thousands of clients in promoting good mental health by helping them to unravel their cycles of negative thoughts, negative emotions, and negative behaviors that interchangeably obstruct them from being who, and getting to, where they want to be.

I strive to assist my clients in achieving their optimal mental health by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with humanistic psychology to promote balance in all areas of their lives from a holistic perspective. In addition to my normal business hours, I will be offering weekend appointments based on availability.

What made you want to become a therapist?

I found I had strong empathetic interpersonal skills from a young age with an affinity for helping friends and loved ones with their problems.

What type of clients do you most enjoy working with?

The demographic that I enjoy working with the most are adults ages 18-35. I’d say the majority of my private pay clients are local high school students but I’ve recently had a major increase in response from emerging adults who have just graduated college.

What's do you like most about working with clients?

I enjoy empowering my clients by changing cognitive distortions they have about themselves or their external world so that they gain new insight and perspective that evokes the change they want to bring about. 

Why do people get stuck? How do you help clients get unstuck?

People get stuck because of irrational fears and pressure that they, or society, impose that perpetuate a negative feedback loop of cognitive distortions. Helping them see the bigger picture and understand what it is that they have the power to change in this cycle helps get my clients unstuck.

Can you tell me about a difficult client/case? What were the challenges and how were you able to help your client?

I had one client in particular who was battling problems with alcoholism. Personally seeing someone go through a battle in which they feel hopeless is difficult. Accepting the fact that this is a process for him and that change won’t be evoked overnight was the most difficult for him to understand. Guiding him towards this realization was one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever been able to do.

What's the best part of your day?

Helping people better their lives all day.

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

CBT combined a heavy emphasis on humanistic psychology. It’s important to remain open to change with-in the counseling environment and not to pigeon-hole or label a client or their problems because everyone will have a different response to change.

What do you know now that you didn't know when you first started your career as a counselor/therapist?

Change is possible for anyone at any time.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

Change is possible for anyone at any time.

What type of clients do you work best with?

Adult males

How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?

It varies depending on the severity of the case. Some people I’ve seen for years off and on. Others have been as short as a few weeks. It depends on the client and what they’re dealing with.

How long does it usually take for a client to begin to experience change?

Immediately. It can happen after the first session of therapy but it depends on the readiness of the client. Some people need to feel empowered before taking the steps they already know that is necessary for change to occur.

How might you counsel a client who is struggling during a divorce or breakup?

Conveying unconditional positive regard and exhibiting empathy is extremely important to clients that I’ve worked with who have gone through divorce and breakups. It’s difficult for them to think and act rationally at a time where the majorities want to act on their emotions. It’s the most challenging but rewarding work to see clients come out of the other side with a positive perspective on individual growth.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing social anxiety?

Provide psychoeducation as to why human beings experience anxiety. I’ve found many of my clients find solace in understanding that they are not alone by reassuring them that it is a natural biological response to experience anxiety. I would then apply cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy to promote change of the negative feedback loop my client is going through. Social anxiety is the most prevalent problem I’m seeing among my clients. Giving them supportive coping skills and helping them having a better understanding of the underlying issues causing the social anxiety motivates the best change.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing clinical depression?

Helping them to understand the natural progression of depression and what that looks like across time has always been beneficial for clients who are experience depression because at that time most feel like it is never going to end. Expressing genuine, unconditional positive regard, and helping them feel connected and that someone cares would be my initial response. I would then work from the humanistic perspective and see what in their life is causing them to feel out of balance – family, friends, partner/lack of, job, health, sleep, etc. Depending on the client, applying some solution-focused therapy to help empower them to regain the control of their own life by becoming action-oriented motivates change.

How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?

Understanding the dynamics of why they feel the need to be restrictive or binge/purge is a necessity. Once we uncover what it is in their life that’s making them feeling like they need to be in control, and understanding the areas where they’re feeling the lacking of control, is also of utmost importance.

How might you counsel a client who is experiencing shame and guilt?

It is important to uncover what is motivating the feelings of shame and guilt. This can be anything from the client feeling they are deviating from societal expectations to personal issues that present themselves as manifestations through irrational fears. Working through these unrealistic expectations helps my clients relinquish the pressure and guilt they’re feeling.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

Depending on the addiction, it is usually presents itself as a way for the client to self-medicate from something that is bothering them. Discovering the root of what’s perpetuating the addiction then working through it is paramount. Utilizing life-style changes is important.  

How might you counsel a client who is struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation?

I would find out what is causing them to feel this way in a safe environment that they would be emotionally receptive to since clients who experience feelings of loneliness and isolation are typically people who avoid social interaction because they’re feeling rejected by society.

What is one thing you've learned from a client?

Anyone has the ability to change!

What is one thing that surprised you when you began your career as a therapist?

How well people open up to me, in such a short amount of time, about major issues they are dealing with.

What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?

They will be in a safe, non-judgmental environment, where they can explore and get a better understanding of their own thoughts, emotions, and behaviors with unconditional positive regard.

What would you say to a client who was nervous about his or her first session?

I would say that it is completely normal to feel nervous about trusting a complete stranger with things that are so personal to you so I want to commend you for taking the first steps in reaching out to me. I’d also validate any feelings and hesitancies they have towards coming in.

What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?

I would give a client the advice to find someone whose values as a therapist co-align with what they’re trying to achieve.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

Sometimes things get worse before they get better. This is not uncommon in the beginning stages of therapy. They will know therapy has started to work when they become more cognizant of their own irrational thoughts and beliefs and feel empowered to change.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

Yes which is why it is always important for the therapist to gage when it is appropriate to allow more time for the client to utilize self-reliance in-between sessions, refer out, or discontinue therapy when the goals are reached. However, this is only in cases of clients who have become dependent. Most people do return periodically whether its months or years with different challenges at different stages in their ever-changing lives for support and guidance.

What can a client do to prepare for his/her first counseling appointment?

Try their best to have a goal in mind for what they want out of therapy, but ultimately being open to change is going to be the most effective way for therapy to work.

When working with couples, what is the most common challenge you see?

Lack of communication, predicting what the other partner is thinking, stone-walling, criticism, defensiveness, and contempt.

When a relationship has experienced infidelity/adultery, does it ever recover?

Yes, a relationship can always recover as long as both partners are willing to put in the work and effort to change.

When a couple attends counseling, how long does it take for the couple’s relationship to experience improvement?

This is highly dependent on the each partner’s openness to change. If they are both willing, it can improve after the first session.

When counseling a couple, what’s your goal for the first session?

Helping the clients to understand the other’s idea world and private logic of the situation is imperative.

Helps with...
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed Mood
  • Development Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Gambling
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief
  • Impulsiveness
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Money/Finances
  • Narcissism
  • Nutrition
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Single Life
  • Sleep/ Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Under-achievement
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Management
  • Women's Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • Humana
  • BCBS
  • AETNA
  • United Behavioral Health

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Massachussetts

Rita Morris
at

(781) 309-9149

Rita Morris

LMHC
Address:
Thriveworks Associates
18 Blue Jay Road
Westwood, MA 02090

My greatest reward as a therapist is helping my clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I believe that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I provide my clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want.

I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I use a variety of approaches to help my clients, depending on individual needs. I am a trained not only as a therapist, but as a Life Coach. My experience includes working with clients dealing with a variety of issues, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, relationship and family issues.

If you feel that you are ready to commit to bringing about positive change in your life, I encourage you to take that first step. I’m here to help and look forward to hearing from you!

Helps with...
  • ADHD / ADD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Aging
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Blended Family
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Fear / Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief / Loss /
  • Bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Infidelity / Affair
  • Life Coaching
  • Men’s Issues
  • Money / Financial
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Single Life
  • Sleep / Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • AddictionWeight
  • Management
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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New York

Jennifer Lipack
at

(631) 318-3212

Jennifer Lipack

LMHC
Address:
Thriveworks Associates
19 W 34th Street, Penthouse Floor
New York, NY 10001
Address 2:
Thriveworks Associates
520 Franklin Avenue Suite L22
Garden City, NY 11530

My name is Jennifer and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and Florida state. I am currently based out of New York in the Long Island / NYC area. I lived in the Ft Lauderdale for about 5 years when I was working on my graduate degree and I am familiar with the area and resources in both NY and Florida. I have over 10+ years of experience working in the field. I have Master Degrees in Social Work and Mental Health Counseling. I have experience working individually and with groups. I currently run a binge eating disorder group in my private practice. I work with adults and adolescents who have binge eating disorders, are suffering from substance abuse and addiction along with mood disorders. I enjoy working with all ages across a wide spectrum of various mental health diagnoses including , depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders ( including grief and loss), and any addiction diagnosis. I use an eclectic approach to therapy meaning I prefer to use a therapeutic approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies in order to create the ideal treatment program to meet your specific needs. The most common types of therapy I incorporate are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. I have an a unique approach where I promote the symbiotic relationship between mind and body.

What made you want to become a therapist?

I always enjoyed learning about why people act the way they do, wanted to always help people and learn about people and how to make people feel better. I was always interested in psychology classes, was always interested in helping my peers in middle and high school.

Do you use any specific counseling method or philosophy?

My method in counseling to ensure that the client feels safe, comfortable and able to express themselves so that they can grow and communicate effectively. I use different methods with my clients depending on their needs and personality, but I usually ensure that they feel comfortable and open in the therapeutic setting.

What is one thing that you try to teach every client?

To Be honest, hold themselves accountable and not be afraid to admit when something isn’t working. To learn patience and trust the process.

How many sessions do most clients spend in counseling with you?

It really depends on their needs. Some have spent a year, some have spent time on and off. Some have come back over a period of time ( due to relapse), some have spent only a few sessions. It depends what they are wanting to get out of counseling.

How might you counsel a client with an eating disorder?

Learning about their relationship with food, what is the cause of why they are dependent on food and their feelings on body image.

How might you counsel a client who is battling addiction?

Motivational Interviewing, Working with individuals on what works for them, learning triggers, learning what they get from using, what they are losing from using, learning how to cope sober.

How might you counsel a client who is struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation?

Learning about what causes them to isolate, learning about their interests, learning and processing how they relate to others and what causes them to isolate.

What is one thing you've learned from a client?

They are the experts on themselves. They are the only ones who know themselves best and what they need.

What should clients expect during their first counseling session with you?

A relaxed environment, open communication, willingness to get to know you as a person as well not just your problems.

What advice would you give to a client trying to choose a therapist?

Choose a therapist that you can relate to, that you feel comfortable with and that you feel can help you process. Do not feel embarrassed if you want to find a new one or If you feel that it is not a good match for you.

How do your clients know if counseling is working?

We are in the business of putting ourselves out of business. If you start to feel better from the first day and feel that you do not need us as much as when you first started, I would say that it is working.

Can clients become dependent on counseling?

Yes and that is the therapist job to ensure that it does not happen or allow them to be dependent on you.

When a relationship has experienced infidelity/adultery, does it ever recover?

There is no set answer, it depends on the individual couple, their beliefs and feelings.

Helps with...
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Careers
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples
  • Depressed Mood
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Conflict
  • Fear/Phobia
  • Goal Setting
  • Grief & Loss
  • Infertility
  • Nutrition
  • Self Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • POMCO
  • Beacon
  • Magnacare
  • SEU 1199
  • BCBS
  • Comp Psych
  • American Behavioral
  • Cinga
  • Perspectives LTD

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Virginia

Kristen High
at

(757) 317-4315

Kirsten High

Address:
Thriveworks Associates
5441 Virginia Beach Blvd suite 110
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Counseling youth and their families for over fifteen years has afforded me the opportunity to see growth, strength and resilience within a population where many expect unfavorable results. It is a privilege to have a part in the change process. I enjoy helping people that others have lost hope in by empowering them to acknowledge and use their strengths to bring healing and wholeness into their family.

Age Groups Seen:
  • 13-17
  • 18-63
  • 63-Up
Helps with...
  • At risk youth
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended family
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • Coping skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependency
  • Depressed mood
  • Developmental disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflict
  • Fear/phobia
  • Gambling
  • Goal setting
  • Impulsivity
  • Infidelity
  • Internet addiction
  • Life coaching
  • Money/financial
  • Nutrition
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial issues
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Single life
  • Sleep/insomnia
  • Social anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • Video game addiction
  • Weight management
  • Women's issues
  • Workaholism
Payment Options...
  • Cash/ Self Pay
  • Optima
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • Medicaid

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Texas

Suzanne Hornbuckle
at

(281) 667-9790

Suzanne Hornbuckle

LPC
Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 1
5 1 1
reviews.
Address:
Thriveworks Associates
3724 FM 1960 West, Suite 300-A
Houston, TX 77024

Suzanne Hornbuckle is an experienced counselor who has worked with all ages and types of people from all walks of life. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the State of Texas and is also a nationally certified counselor (NBCC). A lifelong student of the human personality, she presented and published her research on behavioral inhibition at Oxford University.

Suzanne’s simple premise is that people are smart about their own needs and wants. However, they have dilemmas and
issues that may trouble them temporarily. Hence, she starts with a client-centered theory that emphasizes respect for the will and desires of the client. From there, other approaches are incorporated and used as needed.
For example, as we age, we often lose that “inner voice” or wisdom of the unconscious mind. The use of hypnosis, dream analysis, art therapy and other like tools can unblock the barricades surrounding the heart’s true desires. Many clients respond to this approach, but for some, a more cognitive behavioral type of therapy may be more effective.

For others, the use of a family systems viewpoint may be in order. Suzanne is a proponent of family therapy and views each person in the context of his or her past and present environment, especially the family environment. She believes that the primary reason most people enter into therapy is to repair or strengthen relationships. As such, she incorporates these methods and others into her craft to help her clients bring more joy, love, and functionality into their relationships.

Helps with...
  • ADHD/ADD
  • ADDICTION
  • ADOLESCENTS
  • AGING
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anger
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger’s
  • Autism
  • Blended family
  • Bulimia
  • Careers
  • Children
  • Chronic pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping skills
  • Couples
  • Dating
  • Dependencies
  • Depressed mood
  • Developmental disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflict
  • Fear/phobia
  • Gambling
  • Goal setting
  • Greif/ loss/bereavement
  • Impulsivity
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity/affair
  • Internet addiction
  • Life coaching
  • Narcissism
  • Nutrition
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Personality disorder
  • Pregnancy
  • Racial issues
  • Relationships
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self esteem
  • Self harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual issues
  • Sleep. Insomnia
  • Social anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Sports
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Underachievement
  • Video game addiction
  • Weigh management
  • Women’s issues
  • Workahlism
Payment Options...
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • United Healthcare
  • Cash/ Self Pay

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Suzanne Hornbuckle

Life-changing Experience with Suzi!

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Why choose online counseling?

James lives in a small rural town. Not only doesn’t he want others to know he’s been having panic attacks, the only therapist around is his sister-in-law.

Ken and his wife both work full-time jobs. By the time they’re both off work, the local counseling center is closed.

Greg is a Hispanic American hoping to find a counselor who speaks Spanish and understands his cultural heritage. There’s no one like this within 100 miles of his home.

Seven Reasons to Try Online Counseling/Coaching

  1. It’s Convenient
  2. These days, regardless of whether you live in the city, or out in the country, you might spend more time getting to your appointment than in the appointment itself! Online therapy / coaching lets clients save time and forgo the typical weekly or twice-weekly commute.

  3. It’s Comfortable
  4. Connect with a counselor or coach from the comfort of your work, home, car, or anywhere you have a quiet space and a good internet connection or cell signal.

  5. It’s Tested & Effective
  6. You might be surprised to hear that distance therapy practices aren’t new. In fact, online mental health services are about as old at the internet itself, and other distance therapy methods—like phone counseling—have been around since the Samaritans began a hotline in the early 1950s. There is decades of research on telephone and online services that have shown that distance counseling services can benefit the client, and that clients often prefer them to traditional in person sessions.

  7. It’s Affordable (and insurance might pay for it)
  8. A growing number of insurance plans now cover online mental health services. If yours doesn’t, don’t worry. We have very affordable rates for anyone paying out of pocket.

  9. It’s Easier to Talk about Difficult Things
  10. Try as we might to reassure clients that it’s not our place to judge, sometimes new clients still fear the “furrowed brow” of their therapist or coach. We’ve found, and research has found, that such worry seems to be lessened when a client is communicating at a distance.

  11. It’s Fast
  12. Forget waiting weeks for an appointment. Forget waiting days for a call back! Call us at 1-855-2-THRIVE (847483) or book online and we’ll get you a session right away–often the same day.

  13. It’s a Trusted Brand.
  14. With Thriveworks online therapy and coaching, you’re getting the best of both worlds. Thriveworks isn’t just an online company, there are brick-and-mortar Thriveworks centers across the United States. Why not get started with a brand that’s reputable, experienced, and already trusted by tens of thousands of individuals, couples, and families? Call us: 1-855-2-THRIVE (847483).

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Online counseling is a broad category, and if you ask five clinical professionals for a definition, you might get five very different answers. While online therapy has a long track record, some say such services are not “real therapy,” but is instead a counseling-like process that may be “therapeutic.” Still, others state adamantly that online counseling is a professional clinical service—and is therefore accountable to all the ethical rules and regulations that police traditional (in-person) counseling.

In the doctoral dissertation of Dr. Anthony Centore, he states the following:
Since the beginning, mental health counseling practices have endured many theoretical shifts—from Freudian, To Jungian, to Rogerian, and so on. However, a recent shift concerns not therapeutic theory but the medium through which counseling is provided. While historically counseling relationships have developed through scheduled in-person communications between counselor and client, telephone and online technologies now offer new paths for the formation of those healing relationships.

Today, online therapists can encompass a variety of services that range from non-professional or para-professional guidance (such as lay counseling and life coaching services), to the provision of professional mental health therapy over the web.

Online counseling is often seen as the “new way” to connect with a caring, qualified mental health professional.

On the contrary, online counseling has been around in some form for more than 30 years! The field has a long rich history of both providers and researchers. The American Counseling Association has had published ethical guidelines for online mental health services for more than a decade.

Thriveworks is a trusted brand of counseling and coaching services with more than 25 locations throughout 11 states. Now, with Thriveworks Online Therapy, clients can connect with a licensed counselor through either HIPAA compliant videoconference (or simply by telephone).

While online counseling and services aren’t for everyone, there are decades of research showing that therapy by telephone and over the web can be effective treating a wide range of mental health and personal life issues.

In fact, online and telephone based services have been especially helpful for clients who find (1) have few qualified counselors in their area, (2) feel uncomfortable meeting with a therapist in person and (3) prefer to connect with a counselor from the comfort of their home (or office).
If you’re seeking an online therapist or coach, we hope our services are a fit for you. That said, if you’re seeking a more traditional in-person counseling experience, Thriveworks has many “brick and mortar” locations, and more opening all the time.

To learn more, follow the prompts from our homepage, or simply call us at 1-855-2-THRIVE.

Only 10% of depressed people who are referred by a physician to seek mental health services ever receive those services? Why is this? Is it because they do not want to get well, or are there other factors?

As you might guess, the reasons are many—among them the problem is that acquiring counseling services is too difficult.

Not at Thriveworks. Thriveworks counselors provide premium care with a focus on customer service. Our counselors are respected leaders in the field, and appointments for individual or couples counseling are available within 24 hours of your call to us.

Are you ready for a positive and growth-focused counseling experience? We’re looking forward to talking with you! Call us anytime at 1-855-2-THRIVE.

Our Counselors practice in brick and mortar locations across the US, but can meet with you online also. Online Counseling helps make counseling convenient.

A growing number of insurance companies and health plans are paying for counseling services provided at a distance. When services are covered by insurance, the out-of-pocket cost to clients can be as low as one’s normal co-pay to visit a doctor or mental health provider in person. To determine if your specific insurance plan will reimburse for online therapy services, simply call the number of the back of your insurance card. Thriveworks is in network with many major insurance plans. If your plan covers online care, we’ll be happy to get authorization for services, accept your benefits, and schedule your first session right away.