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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 Bellingham, WA 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?

Susan’s life has been hectic lately. Her son just started kindergarten and she has been working late most nights. She’s stressed and wants to talk to a mental health professional but is worried that she won’t be able to make in-person appointments work in her schedule. If she’s not working, she’s running errands or taking her son to an after-school activity.

So many people feel like Susan — they don’t bother reaching out for mental health support because they think they won’t have the time. If you are in a similar position, remote therapy might be the right fit for you. Online therapy or counseling is a flexible, convenient way for you to leverage mental health services without worrying about a commute. An hour-long session really only has to take one hour of your day.

Do you want to work with an online therapist or counselor? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA. Our scheduling specialists will help you find an appointment time that works for you.

What Types of Therapy and Counseling Are Offered Online?

Online therapy is very similar to in-person, traditional therapy. Instead of talking to your licensed therapist or counselor face-to-face, you’ll speak with them over the phone or through a video session. Other than that, the process is largely the same. You’ll receive the same standard of care that you’d get if you met your provider in person.

There are many different types of online therapy, including:

  • Depression and anxiety therapy
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) therapy
  • Couples and marriage counseling
  • Child, teen, and adolescent therapy
  • LGBTQ+ counseling
  • Grief or loss counseling
  • Life or career coaching
  • Substance abuse therapy
  • Eating disorder counseling

No matter what type of therapy you’re looking for, you can rest assured you’ll get the same compassion and care with our online appointments as you would in person. Your licensed mental health professional will spend time during your first session getting to know you, your mental health history, and your goals.

They’ll use this session as a guide to create a personalized treatment plan. They’ll implement your plan over the course of future sessions –– you may discuss any sources of stress in your life, learn how to manage any mental health-related symptoms, and talk about how to reach your goals.

Anyone can benefit from checking in on their mental health. If you want to speak with one of our licensed professionals, call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA.

Why Our Clients Love Online Therapy

Online therapy sessions are very popular for a few main reasons, including:

  • Increased convenience: There are a lot of things that can get in the way of face-to-face therapy or counseling. Maybe you have a busy schedule or there isn’t an office nearby. Online therapy removes a lot of these roadblocks and helps you find a time for mental health care without having to step foot outside your home.
  • Increased comfort: The therapeutic process can be more effective when you’re comfortable. Therapy or counseling involves guided conversations with your mental health provider, so the things you talk about in your sessions will guide your treatment. Many of our clients feel more comfortable working with a remote provider and can open up about their lives more easily.

You have two main options for receiving remote care: via phone calls or over video chats.

Getting started with either option is simple. If you want to work with a provider over the phone, you’ll receive a call when it’s time for your session to start. If you’d rather speak with your therapist or counselor through a video chat, then you’ll receive a link before your session. Click the link when it’s time for your appointment –– it’s that easy!

Working with a remote counselor or therapist can help you fit mental health care into your busy schedule. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA today to get started.

Schedule Your First Online Counseling Session in Bellingham, WA

Do you want to speak with a mental health professional but your life is getting in the way? Consider setting up a remote appointment with one of our licensed providers. You can call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA today to schedule your first session.

We offer weekend and evening appointments to make sure you can find a time that works for you. We know that life can be hectic and things can come up without much notice –– that’s why we offer a flexible cancellation policy.

Our scheduling team can get you set up with an appointment quickly. We accept insurance from most major health insurance providers to make care more convenient. We also provide mobile support via text message for billing and scheduling questions.

If you’re looking to start a therapeutic relationship with a licensed professional, in-person therapy isn’t the only option. Call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Bellingham, WA today to work with one of our online therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, or psychologists.

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 Bellingham therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • First Choice Health Plan

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare WA

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bellingham is located on W Magnolia St between Commercial St and Cornwall Ave. We currently share the Crown Plaza building with the Daisy Cafe, among other businesses. Our building is located on the same side of the street and next door to the USPS.

Phone number

(360) 526-6856

Languages spoken by WA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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