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

Discover how starting online therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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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 harboring a problem that you haven’t been able to resolve alone? This is the case for many. They encounter a problem that affects their mental health, but they’re too afraid or ashamed to ask for help.

Sadly, too often, the stigma around mental health prevents people who need help from seeking it. But that simply doesn’t make any sense. Whether an illness affects your heart, your arm, or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there shouldn’t be any distinction. We would never tell someone with a broken leg that they should stop wallowing and get it together.”

–Michelle Obama

If this sounds like you, know that Thriveworks Alexandria, VA offers a safe, judgment-free space for you to work with a counselor or therapist. Additionally, we offer online counseling, which allows you to work from the convenience and security of your own home. This proves to be a great option for many people who would prefer to keep their identify to him or herself.

Do you want to schedule an online therapy appointment? Just call Thriveworks Alexandria, VA online counseling at (703) 348-3059.

What Is Online Therapy?

Online therapy counseling is probably exactly what you’re picturing. Instead of coming into our office to work with your counselor, you’ll work with your counselor online! At Thriveworks Alexandria, you’ll get to choose whether you meet with your therapist over the phone or via videoconference. Both options have proven effective, it all comes down to your needs and your preferences. For example, if you enjoy the face-to-face aspect of in-person counseling, you might choose video counseling over phone counseling.

You might be wondering about the history of online therapy. How long has it been around? Is this a revolutionary, new concept? Despite widespread belief, online counseling dates back as far as the 1950s when the first crisis hotline emerged. Later, in the 1970s, the first online self-help group emerged! And today, people enjoy a wide variety of online mental health services, including hotlines, online self-help groups, and one-on-one time via phone counseling or video chat with a licensed counselor.

Can Online Therapy Help Me?

If you’re suffering from a mental health problem, you probably feel a little worried, scared, or even hopeless. The good news is that you’ve come to the right place, as Thriveworks Alexandria, VA has qualified mental health professionals on staff who are ready to help you.

In addition to offering the traditional in-person therapy, we now offer online counseling, too. As we discussed above, online therapy gives you the chance to work with your therapist over the phone or on video chat. This proves helpful to many people, especially those who…

  • Can’t make it in for an in-person session due to a physical disability
  • Are struggling to find a therapist nearby with the right expertise
  • Need more flexible scheduling options
  • Aren’t able to make the normal daytime appointments

If you fall into one of the above categories, you likely could benefit from working with an online counselor. If you are in the Alexandria, VA area, consider meeting with one of our Thriveworks Alexandria online counselors. These are licensed counselors who have the experience to back up their skills and expertise! And they can help you work through whatever mental roadblock you’ve been confronted with.

Schedule Your Online Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA

You can schedule your online counseling appointment at Thriveworks Alexandria, VA with ease. All you have to do is call (703) 348-3059. Our scheduling will take care of the rest. In addition to this easy scheduling process, you can look forward to the following benefits:

  1. A partnership with a skilled, caring provider: As we mentioned earlier, the counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Alexandria are licensed, skilled providers who also care about your wellbeing. They will work to provide you with the very best mental health care.
  2. Quick, flexible scheduling: With online counseling, you can expect to schedule your appointment as soon as today or tomorrow! Online therapy offers greater flexibility, which means you can get in with an online therapist a lot faster than you would for an in-person session.

We strive to provide all of our clients with caring, dedicated care. If you’re interested in the benefits that you could find in online counseling, reach out to Thriveworks Alexandria today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Alexandria therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • 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
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★★★★
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

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Alexandria is located off Colvin St between Sweeley St and Roth St. We are located next door to the Alexandria Police Association and across the street from NACCAS (National Accrediting Commision of Career Arts and Sciences).

Phone number

(703) 936-6214

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
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