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2,178 people sought online therapy help at Alexandria in the last year

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Starting Online therapy

What is online therapy?

With Thriveworks, Online therapy is an effective alternative to in-person therapy services in which a client can speak to a Thriveworks therapist remotely via online video conferencing. Online sessions are just as effective as in-person treatment, but they can also provide added benefits like reduced travel time, saving money on transportation or childcare, and increased access to care.

How does online therapy work?

Online therapy works much like traditional in-person therapy but takes place through secure video conferencing. Clients can attend Online therapy from any safe place they choose that has access to the internet, whether that be their home or another easily accessible place. Like in-person treatment, a therapist will work with their client to address their concerns, create goals, and establish an effective treatment plan.

What is the best option for online therapy?

There is no best option for online therapy—instead, it's best to focus on finding a provider that meets your speicifc needs and with wom you can form a professional connection with.

Is online therapy just as effective?

Yes, online therapy is just as effetive for many clients as in-person sessions.

How long does online therapy last?

Online therapy can last for a few months to years depending on the goals and symptoms of the client. The treatment process will be unique to each client and lend itself to their specific concerns, which means that the time it takes to treat them will always be different. Timing is also up to the client themselves; they are free to stop therapy whenever they please, especially if they feel they have reached their goals and addressed their concerns.

How much does online therapy cost?

Our Thriveworks therapists at Thriveworks in Alexandria, VA accept most major forms of insurance, which means that many of our clients only pay $0-$50 co-pay per session. However, there are also self-pay options that sit around $200 per session, depending on the service and location, for those who are out-of-network.

Need more help deciding?

Are you looking for online counseling services in Alexandria, VA? You are in the right place! Thriveworks Alexandria, VA has a dedicated team of professionals who provide online therapy. Many people find that online therapy is the convenient, flexible, effective counseling option they’ve been searching for.

If you are ready to set up an online counseling appointment or you want to hear more about how online therapy works, call Thriveworks Alexandria at (703) 828-9054. Our scheduling team will be happy to speak with you. We look forward to helping you find the right counseling option for you; one that will allow you to make meaningful advancements in your life.

What Is Online Counseling? How Does It Work?

No, it’s not too good to be true! Online therapy allows you to attend your counseling session from the comfort and convenience of home. This simply involves working with a counselor or therapist over the phone, via videoconference, or through email/text messages, instead of in-person. Let’s look closer at these online therapy options:

  1. Phone therapy: Your first option is to work with your counselor over the phone. If you choose phone therapy, your counselor will call you at the agreed upon time and you’ll have your session!
  2. Videoconference counseling: Another option is to work with your therapist via videoconference. Instead of answering your counselor’s phone call, you’ll use the web link given to you to attend your session at the agreed upon time.
  3. Email therapy: Email therapy is a little different from the previous online counseling options. With email and text message counseling, you don’t meet with your counselor for a set time each week. Instead, you communicate over a longer period of time. This is the most casual approach to counseling.

Online counseling might be the right option for you, as it proves to help many people make progress with their therapist or counselor via virtual means. It might prove especially beneficial if you are struggling to find a qualified counselor in your area or you don’t have time to make it into the office for an in-person session. In any case, consider working with an online counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA.

Online Counseling Benefits: What Are They?

Online therapy proves time and time again to help people address many different issues in their personal and professional lives. And they didn’t have to go out of their way to do it. There are a few main benefits that come with online therapy, including: 

  1. It offers convenience and accessibility: If you struggle to fit an in-person therapy session into your daily routine, due to the time it takes to get to the therapy office or simple lack of convenience, online counseling is a great option for you. It eliminates the drive, the traffic, the lack of accessibility!
  2. It’s affordable: It’s important to know that online counseling isn’t typically any more expensive than in-person counseling. Many insurance companies now cover online counseling costs, and Thriveworks Alexandria also offers affordable options if you are paying out-of-pocket.
  3. It comes with flexible scheduling options: On top of convenience, accessibility, and affordability, online therapy services offer flexible scheduling options. In most cases, you can call in and book your appointment for the same day—at least at Thriveworks Alexandria.

If you’re intrigued by the convenience, accessibility, affordability, and flexibility that online counseling offers, reach out to Thriveworks Alexandria, VA. We can get you all set up for online counseling right now, if you’re ready to begin!

Work with a Therapist Online at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA

Are you looking for therapy or counseling services in the Alexandria area? Are you interested in finding the most convenient and effective option? Thriveworks Alexandria, VA has a great option for you: online therapy. Online therapy can help you work through countless challenges that are standing in your way of living the life you long for.

If you are ready to secure your online counseling appointment, reach out to Thriveworks Alexandria right now. Just call (703) 828-9054 and our scheduling team will be happy to assist you.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Alexandria therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Alexandria
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I was very satisfied with first session/consultation with my therapist. I feel confident she will address my needs and look forward to working with her.
Read more I was very satisfied with first session/consultation with my therapist. I feel confident she will address my needs and look forward to working with her.
Marjorie Feb 2024
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★★★★★
At 75 years old and still learning is wonderful. My counselor is simply an outstanding individual and human being. The "bank is closed", I understand more clearly by my counselor who, have been instrumental in " breaking down some walls" in my forward motion and healing from the pain
Read more At 75 years old and still learning is wonderful. My counselor is simply an outstanding individual and human being. The "bank is closed", I understand more clearly by my counselor who, have been instrumental in " breaking down some walls" in my forward motion and healing from the pain
Horace Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Bank closure is fundamentally when a financial institution goes bankrupt; however, parents can't go into bank closure for their children, family, and friends. Nevertheless, parents do close their bank (hearth) to minimize disrespect, abuse, and abundant misuse of LOVE. So I closed my life to abuse, disrespect, and misuse of ❤️
Read more Bank closure is fundamentally when a financial institution goes bankrupt; however, parents can't go into bank closure for their children, family, and friends. Nevertheless, parents do close their bank (hearth) to minimize disrespect, abuse, and abundant misuse of LOVE. So I closed my life to abuse, disrespect, and misuse of ❤️
Horace Jan 2024
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★★★★
I am very happy with my therapist, I would give him 5 Stars but I am handicapped and the facility I go to has No Handicap access, No ramp or elevator and is on the third floor of a three story building.
Read more I am very happy with my therapist, I would give him 5 Stars but I am handicapped and the facility I go to has No Handicap access, No ramp or elevator and is on the third floor of a three story building.
Ed Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My therapist, Dee Jacobi Edwards, continues to help me deal with my individual struggles in life so that I can achieve peace in dealing with life situations. She is a wonderful therapist.
Read more My therapist, Dee Jacobi Edwards, continues to help me deal with my individual struggles in life so that I can achieve peace in dealing with life situations. She is a wonderful therapist.
Louisa Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★
Love our therapist.
Heidi Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My daughter's dad and I had a few sessions with Dee Jacobi-Edwards and she was great. She was very neutral and honest with both of us when it came to our disagreements and downfalls. She was also extremely patient with us throughout our sessions. I would absolutely recommend Dee.
Read more My daughter's dad and I had a few sessions with Dee Jacobi-Edwards and she was great. She was very neutral and honest with both of us when it came to our disagreements and downfalls. She was also extremely patient with us throughout our sessions. I would absolutely recommend Dee.
Alexandria Mar 2021
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★★★★★
I have been battling anxiety and depression for years, and Mary Alice Fields has helped me finally find some relief. She is dedicated to helping her clients live their best possible life, and she has helped me gain some peace in my life. I know she has help countless others, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety issues.
Read more I have been battling anxiety and depression for years, and Mary Alice Fields has helped me finally find some relief. She is dedicated to helping her clients live their best possible life, and she has helped me gain some peace in my life. I know she has help countless others, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety issues.
Alexandria Jan 2021
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria is located off of Franconia Rd., just behind Oak Tree Plaza. We share a building with MRM Associates. Right next door to us is a MakeSpace, and the closest bus stop is at Franconia Rd. & Beulah St.

Phone number

(703) 454-8246

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Portuguese
  • English
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