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861 people sought online therapy help at Asheville in the last year

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Caresource, +18 more
Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

"I choose to work with highly motivated people from a strengths-based and client-centered approach to support them in better functioning, better menta... "I choose to work with highly motivated people from a strengths-based and client-centered approach to support them in better functioning, better mental health, and wellness." Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +2 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +4 more

Living out of the country, my exposure to various cultures and having a blended family, has helped broaden my ability to appreciate the differences in... Living out of the country, my exposure to various cultures and having a blended family, has helped broaden my ability to appreciate the differences in people. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

I will work hard to listen, understand, and work with you on your unique challenges and goals.

Shannon Gutschick

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

I like my sessions to feel a bit like connecting over a cup of coffee, warm and comfortable. I lean towards person-centered therapy as my go-to approach.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

I work with folks to reduce anxiety, increase coping skills, resolve past hurts, and strive for resiliency.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy?

I feel encouraged when clients share moments in which they have chosen to approach situations differently from how they once would have.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement online therapy?

Ways in which you can support your mental health outside of therapy are informative books, supportive podcasts, and good-for-the-soul volunteer work.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first session, you can begin to think of what you would like to address through therapy.

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 Asheville, NC 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?

Modern life can be full of challenges. We’re expected to juggle work, our family, our personal lives, and potentially the needs of our extended family members too. Add to this the never-ending news cycle, the social media landscape, and a variety of other day-to-day stressors and it’s no wonder that our mental and emotional well-being might eventually suffer as a result.

Given all that you have on your plate, how are you supposed to find time to prioritize your mental health? You might wonder: Is there even enough time in the day to squeeze in a therapy appointment, especially with a commute there and back? What if I don’t have reliable transportation, even if I wanted to schedule an in-person therapy session?

If you find yourself asking these questions, you’re not alone. Many people know that they need mental health support but aren’t sure if they really have the time or resources to make an office visit happen. That’s why online therapy services at Thriveworks are so popular — you simply pick up your phone or open a video chat at home and you’re immediately speaking with a licensed therapist or counselor. A 45-minute therapy appointment really does only have to take 45 minutes.

Plus, our mental health professionals are here to support you with therapy sessions that fit your schedule, seven days a week. If you feel like it’s time to put your mental health first, Thriveworks in Asheville, NC is here to help with unparalleled accessibility and convenience. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and start making some positive changes in your life.

What Types of Mental Health Services Are Offered Online?

If you’ve never tried it before, online therapy may seem like an unusual concept. But in reality, it’s very similar to traditional therapy — the one major difference is that you get to speak with your counselor or therapist remotely rather than in an office environment.

That’s why many clients find online counseling to be just as effective as traditional therapy. Here are some of the most common types of therapy we offer remotely:

  • Marriage and couples therapy
  • Premarital counseling
  • Depression and anxiety therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Family therapy and child therapy
  • PTSD counseling
  • Trauma therapy
  • Anger management
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Sexual assault therapy
  • Career counseling
  • Eating disorder counseling
  • Life coaching

If you are going through a major life transition or experiencing symptoms of a mental health issue, you don’t have to go it alone. Reach out to us at Thriveworks in Asheville, NC today to schedule a video chat or phone therapy appointment with a licensed mental health professional. Finding a therapist that fits your schedule and lifestyle has never been easier.

How Does Online Counseling Work?

The basis of an effective counseling relationship is an honest and open therapeutic relationship between a client and their counselor or therapist. As long as you are willing to be open about what you are feeling and committed to making adjustments, you’ll be well on your way to overcoming your issues and building a more fulfilling life.

For that reason, it is not important whether that dialogue happens face-to-face in an office, over a video conference, or via a phone call. What is critical, however, is that you feel comfortable speaking about your concerns and addressing your emotions with the guidance and support of your licensed professional.

Some people prefer engaging in that process in an office setting but others feel they are able to get that same level of connection over the phone or on video. Some actually feel more comfortable taking therapy calls remotely because they can do so from their home office, kitchen table, or even their bedroom.

Whether you choose phone calls or video sessions is really up to you. You may prefer the eye contact and nonverbal communication you get from video chats, or you may enjoy the comfort and mobility that comes with an audio-only phone conversation.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to speak about your issues, learn new coping skills, and work together to reach your mental health goals. Our online therapists and counselors are able to treat clients the same way they would at a brick-and-mortar office. This level of flexibility is what makes working with Thriveworks in Asheville, NC so appealing. Reach out to schedule a mental health appointment on your terms.

Schedule an Online Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Asheville, NC

When you’re ready to schedule your first online therapy appointment, we’re committed to finding a time that works for you. We have weekend and evening sessions available, and can often accommodate same-day and next-day appointments for new clients.

Thriveworks accepts insurance from many different providers we even offer a series of exclusive perks to support your recovery. Video content is available to help you on your road to healing and our online forums give you an opportunity to connect to our active community. Clients also get access to scheduling and billing support via text message.

If you are ready to bring some peace and stability back into your life, we’re here to help. Reach out to get started with an online counselor or therapist at Thriveworks in Asheville, NC.

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 Asheville therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Asheville
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Shannon is such a God send. I am so thankful to be working with her. I look forward to healing with her.
Read more Shannon is such a God send. I am so thankful to be working with her. I look forward to healing with her.
Diane Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Andrew is very intelligent and clearly understands how to make important connections and provide resources!
Read more Andrew is very intelligent and clearly understands how to make important connections and provide resources!
Francisco Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Asheville is off of Patton Avenue, and near Thirsty Monk and Jerusalem Garden Cafe. Across the street is Pritchard Park and Sonora Cocina Mexicana.

Phone number

(828) 523-9140

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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