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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 specific needs and with whom 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 Ashland, 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?

Looking for online counseling that insurance will cover? Look no further! There are many benefits to online counseling—convenience, accessibility, no travel required, access from anywhere with an internet connection, and many more!

Online counseling is covered by most insurance companies including Medicaid plans. You can receive online counseling today at Thriveworks Hanover.

Is Online Counseling Right for Me?

The answer is likely YES! Online counseling is able to address many of the same presenting problems as in-person counseling. Online counseling could assist with:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Marriage Issues
  • Communication
  • Parenting
  • ADHD
  • Substance Use
  • Life Transitions
  • School Issues
  • Work Issues
  • Relationships
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma Recovery
  • PTSD
  • And many others!

Online counseling may not be for you if you are younger than 6 years old (you’re probably not reading this) or have psychotic symptoms. As the old saying goes, “don’t knock it until you try it!” There’s nothing wrong with giving it a try for a few sessions and then choosing another option if you feel it’s not for you.

But, It’s Going To Be Expensive, Right?

Nope! In fact, most insurance companies cover online counseling services the same as they do counseling services in the office. There may be a copay involved that usually ranges from 10 to 30 dollars.

You might be able to find “free online counseling.” But, beware—it’s probably NOT counseling. In order for online counseling to be billed to insurance, the therapist providing the service must be licensed or license-eligible in the state where the service is being rendered. At Thriveworks Hanover, all of our therapists are Master’s Level Clinicians with training and experience providing online counseling.

Is Online Counseling Effective?

Yes! Research shows that online counseling can be as effective as in-person counseling! This study shows that internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy was as effective as in-office cognitive behavioral therapy.

(Andrews, G., Basu, A., Cuijpers, P., Craske, M., Mcevoy, P., English, C., & Newby, J. (2018). Computer therapy for the anxiety and depression disorders is effective, acceptable and practical health care: An updated meta-analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 55, 70–78. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.01.001)

More Questions or Want to Schedule an Online Counseling Appointment? Give us a call at 804-269-8755 or email us!

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 Ashland therapists and counselors accept 4 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Ashland
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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Ashland is located in the same building as Ashland Internal Medicine, A16 Coding Training Institute, Primis, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, H&R Block, Commonwealth Clinic, and a USPS collection box. Nearby is a Food Lion grocery store, Best Dry Cleaners, Petco, Burkes Outlet, and Virginia ABC Store. A Truist bank is also nearby, as well as Fire & Chicken, El Azteca Ashland, and Starbucks restaurants. Across N Washington Highway is a Hardee’s and Wawa. South of the location is the intersection of N Washington Highway and England Street.

Phone number

(804) 531-3165

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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