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31,967 people sought online therapy help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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

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6 therapists available at Bensalem
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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +20 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, +5 more

Whether you are new to therapy or just looking for a new therapist, I'm proud of you for putting yourself first!

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +22 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Addiction, +6 more

Colton's goal is that each individual he works with is seen, heard, and validated.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +12 more

Life can bring its share of stress; I'm personally dedicated to offering you the support you need on your unique journey.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +5 more

Starting therapy can sometimes feel overwhelming, I am here to guide you through the thoughts and emotions every step of the way.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Career, +7 more

I totally understand the search for more freedom, clarity, and fulfillment out of life, because trust me, I've been there too!

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +3 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Career, +2 more

I am committed to walking with you on your journey.

Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

David: My go-to approach for helping people in online counseling is first and foremost to identify what they want help with. I find the best benefit in letting the client determine the direction of treatment because people seek help for all sorts of reasons and I want my clients to achieve their goals, whatever that may be.

Kerri: My go-to approach for helping people in online therapy is collaboration. I find that clients find the most benefit in therapy when they feel heard and empowered to work with their therapist to learn new skills in order to live their best lives.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

David: Depending on the particular need of the client, I may teach any of the following tools in online counseling:

  • Realistic assessment of the stressors in one's life
  • Visualization of a desired goal
  • Empowerment through identifying available options
  • Reframing a challenge in a potentially more helpful manner

Kerri: I teach the following tools in online therapy:

  • Positive affirmations: developing and applying positive messaging that makes sense to you
  • Reality-checking: learning to investigate your environment to search for evidence to verify your thoughts
  • Self-acceptance: you're a great person, even if there are things about yourself that you want to work on
  • Mindfulness: how becoming more aware of your thoughts and feelings can help you manage your feelings
  • Assertiveness: learning skills for communicating your thoughts and feelings and setting boundaries effectively

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

David: I know a client is making meaningful progress in online counseling when they are able to report that they are enjoying their life more now.

Kerri: I know that a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy when they share that they are feeling more positive about their ability to manage the challenges that arise in their lives because they believe in their ability to use the skills that they are learning.

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

David: Clients can supplement their time in online counseling with bringing greater awareness to their feelings and how they respond to potential triggers. Also, by trying to obtain an adequate amount of sleep each night.

Kerri: Clients can supplement their time in online therapy by listening to informative podcasts, seeking various apps and other online resources for information on areas of mental wellness, and reading books and articles.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

David: To prepare for your first online counseling session, you can make a list of all your concerns and desires.

Kerri: To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can make sure that you have Zoom set up on your computer or phone, and that your camera and microphone are functioning well so that you can see and hear well. It's also a good idea to make sure you find a spot where you'll have a good internet connection but also privacy and quiet.

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 Bensalem, PA 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?

Online counseling is the alternative to in-person counseling, especially those looking for a more convenient option. Instead of working with your therapist at his or her office, you meet with them virtually from wherever you need or prefer! Yes, this means you can attend your therapy session from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Just make sure you have Wi-Fi or phone service when the time comes to connect with your counselor. Speaking of which, you’ll get to choose how you want to meet with your counselor. Your options include:

  • Phone counseling
  • Videoconference counseling
  • Email/text messaging

Any of the above can prove effective—just think about your needs, goals, and preferences, and then choose which option you think is right for you. For example, if you’d prefer to have a structured therapy session (as you do in the traditional in-person approach to therapy), you’re probably better off choosing phone counseling or videoconference counseling. On the other hand, if you’re open to a more casual and flexible experience, email/text messaging might suit you well!

In any case, if you are interested in online therapy, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem, PA in Bucks County online counseling. We have therapists and counselors on our team who are happy to help and support you online. Just call (215) 874-8002 to schedule your appointment when you’re ready. Or, keep reading to find out more about the benefits you might experience in online counseling.

Bucks Therapy: 5 Reasons to Work with an Online Therapist

If you’re contemplating whether online counseling is the right option for you, consider the following online therapy benefits:

  1. It’s the convenient option: Despite where you live—be it a city apartment or a secluded farmhouse—it’s pretty likely that you spend some amount of time traveling to and from your appointments. You might even spend more time traveling to and from your appointments than you do in your appointments! Online therapy eliminates the commute time, as you can attend your online sessions from anywhere. This means online therapy is the convenient and comfortable option.
  2. It’s tested and effective: Online therapy has actually been around for about 70 years. In the early 1950s, the first mental health hotline was created. And ever since, online therapy has only grown in popularity, prevalence, and functionality. Today, you can still call these hotlines, join online self-help groups, and of course work with a licensed counselor one-on-one.
  3. It’s affordable: You don’t have to worry about paying more for an online counseling appointment than you would an in-person counseling session. Today, many insurance companies cover online therapy services. And if yours doesn’t, that’s okay, because Thriveworks Bensalem provides affordable out-of-pocket rates.
  4. It’s fast: You also don’t have to worry about waiting weeks on end just to have you first appointment. With online counseling, you can typically schedule your appointment for the same day. It offers utmost flexibility and quick scheduling options.
  5. It’s easier to open up: Many people find that opening up to their therapist is difficult. They fear stigma and judgment, despite our insistence that we offer a judgment-free space. Fortunately, online counseling allows these individuals to finally open up to their counselor, as they feel safer communicating via virtual means.

In summary, online counseling is a convenient, effective, affordable, and flexible therapy option. Additionally, it might even help you open up to your counselor more easily, which means greater progress in therapy. If you want to explore what online counseling could do for you, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem in Bucks County today.

Work with an Online Counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem, PA in Bucks County

If you’re looking for mental health services, but certain challenges keep getting in your way—perhaps a busy schedule, fear of judgment, or an inability to find a counselor with the right skills near you—consider working with an online counselor at Thriveworks Bensalem, PA in Bucks County. These licensed counselors, therapists, and psychologists have the skills and experience to help you overcome the obstacles in your life.

If you’re ready to schedule your first online counseling appointment, reach out to Thriveworks Bensalem, PA today. Just call (215) 874-8002 and we’ll get you scheduled.

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 Bensalem therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Bensalem
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
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My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Read more My therapist appointment was great and has been since I have been seeing him once a week. His name is David Harmon and he is really good listener and has given me some a great tools to begin healing from past trauma. I highly recommend him.
Leigh Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Read more Cassie is an exceptional therapist! She was extremely understanding throughout and approached my issues in a way that made me feel heard. Cassie has many skills and helped me with coping strategies to get me through my challenges. I do not know how I would have got to where I am now without her support.
Bensalem Oct 2021
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★★★★★
I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Read more I wasn't sure what to expect from therapy, but Jamie put me at ease right away. She is a generous listener who let me explain my situation and my feelings about it without any kind of judgement. She patiently led me through the difficult path of healing, giving me concrete steps to take to process what happened and to move forward. I would recommend her to anyone, no question.
Bensalem Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Read more Jamie is an awesome counselor with many skills to help individuals cope with everyday issues. She has changed my life in so many ways. I love leaving a session with a plan in mind. Her professionalism and caring demeanor is an added plus. Jamie has very good insight on issues that are too close to recognize myself. I’m very grateful for her direction and support. I would highly recommend her to family and friends !
Bensalem Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Read more Jamie is a fantastic therapist. I highly recommend her. She is well rounded and provides great assistance on various topics of concern. She has a way of asking the right questions to assist in processing and reflecting on issues in a new way. She is approachable, personable, and I very much enjoy my time with her.
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Read more Jamie walked with me through a very difficult period in parenting a child with a chronic illness. She listens well, is compassionate, and helped me reframe my thinking when I was particularly discouraged and stuck. The fact that she could also integrate faith into our conversations made all the difference. I highly recommend working with Jamie!
Bensalem Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Read more I have worked with Jamie for over 15 years, and I find her to be a very competent counselor. She has a definite strength in working with children and adolescents.
Bensalem Oct 2020
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★★★★★
First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Read more First met frank in the mid 80's as he came to Phoenix Arizona as a certified surgical technologist & worked with him there in a level 1 trauma center. It wasn't much after his stay in Phoenix he returned to Philadelphia where he then became Philadelphia fire fighter, and his effort of doing that excelled to peaking position as Captain for the PFD. As a friend of Frank through all his dedication and motivation to higher education , that his commitment & dedication hadn't already been in progress . But as a friend to see what he has done and become to his educate himself to helping people in the community is second to none. But more than anything he's a great person and to have him as my friend all these years seen what he's done to keep helping people in the private sector, bravo frank !
Bensalem Mar 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bensalem is located off Street Road, between Route 13 and Dunksferry Road. We share The Constitution Building with Bensalem Dental Specialties, among other businesses, and next door you will find a McDonalds.

Phone number

(215) 782-6844

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Filipino
  • Farsi
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