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519 people sought online therapy help at Athens in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

With a background in medical social work, I understand the emotional impact and mental health needs of children, adults, and aging populations managin... With a background in medical social work, I understand the emotional impact and mental health needs of children, adults, and aging populations managing chronic illness as well as conditions that impede daily function, relationships, and quality of life. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +3 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Career, +3 more

As a queer person with anxiety and depression, I understand how difficult it can be to navigate living in a way that is respectful and true to yoursel... As a queer person with anxiety and depression, I understand how difficult it can be to navigate living in a way that is respectful and true to yourself in a world of constant change. My goal is to meet clients where they are and support them in whatever feels best for them in their bodies. Read more

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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 Athens, GA 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 like Bobby, who wishes he could find mental health help that fits into his busy schedule? Well, you’re in luck. Online counseling is a convenient, effective option for people who need guidance and/or support. 

Prioritizing your mental health is the key to living the successful, happy life you want. Bobby, who struggles with depression, finds great benefit in working with an online counselor who can help him learn how to cope with his symptoms and ultimately overcome them. When we focus on feeling better mentally, our lives start to change for the better. 

Since that day [I opened up about my emotions], it’s just been so much easier to live and so much easier to enjoy life.” – Michael Phelps 

No matter the issue that’s prohibiting you from feeling like your best self, online counseling can be the answer you’ve been looking for. Here at Thriveworks Counseling in Athens, GA, our team of online counselors are passionate about helping people like you and Bobby find the relief you need. Difficult times don’t have to define you and your life. Take action. Start by giving our office a call today. 

Online Counseling at Thriveworks: Designed with Your Needs in Mind 

Nothing is more frustrating than searching for a counselor who fits your needs, finding one, and then realizing they’re not available to see you for weeks, even months. This is not something you will have to deal with at Thriveworks in Athens. Our online counselors understand the importance of getting the help you need when you need it. When you choose to work with us, you can be assured that you’ll never be put on a waitlist. 

The one major difference between traditional in-person therapy and online counseling is the fact that online counseling isn’t in the office. You can meet with your mental health provider from your home, office, or even your favorite coffee shop. You can choose between two effective options, which are:

  • Video Chat Counseling: Talk to your counselor via video chat! All you have to do is click the link that will be provided to you prior to your appointment time. 
  • Telephone Counseling: At your scheduled appointment time, your counselor will give you a call. Just pick up the phone and you’re all set. 

How Online Counseling Works 

When you decide to work with one of our counselors, you can be sure to receive customized care catered to your needs. Your Thriveworks therapist will sit down with you to discuss your needs, wants, and goals so they can decide what options would be best for you. They’ll utilize a variety of techniques and methods to help you achieve your goals. 

Our clients work with us for a variety of reasons. We offer different types of therapies online, including: 

  • Couples therapy
  • Marriage counseling 
  • Anxiety therapy
  • Depression therapy 
  • Grief and loss counseling 
  • Trauma therapy 
  • Family therapy
  • Child therapy
  • Life coaching 

And more! These are just some of the areas that we can provide you assistance with. Online counseling can help you improve your communication skills, teach you practical problem-solving skills, build your self-confidence, strengthen your relationships, and help you cope with stressors, amongst other things. 

The Benefits of Online Counseling 

With online counseling at Thriveworks, you won’t have to worry about rushing around town to get to your appointment on time. You also can talk to your mental health provider from the comfort of your own home. There are many great benefits associated with online counseling, including comfort, convenience, ease, and reliability. Outside, uncontrollable factors like traffic won’t prevent you from making it to your appointment on time. 

Online counseling is also an effective approach to therapy. You won’t have to worry about receiving less quality of care by choosing this option. Our team is dedicated to providing you with well-rounded, exceptional care. 

Start a Relationship with an Online Counselor at Thriveworks in Athens, GA

If you’re ready to start on the path of better living, you’re in the right place. To schedule your first appointment, you can visit our online booking portal or you can give our office a call. We have exceptional customer service, flexible scheduling options, and same- and next-day appointments. 

You deserve to live the life you want. Let us help you get there. 

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 Athens therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Athens
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

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★★★★★
Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Read more Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Eileen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Read more Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Eileen Jan 2024
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens is located at the intersection of North Chase St and Prince Ave. We share an L-shaped building with several other businesses including Ankle & Foot Centers of America. If you kept traveling west on North Chase, you’d pass Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on your left.

Phone number

(706) 898-3276

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
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