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8,782 people sought online therapy help in Maryland in the last year

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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 Bethesda, MD 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 a convenient option for many, as it is easy to fit into a busy schedule! If you’re interested in working with a therapist, counselor, or life coach, consider online therapy at Thriveworks Bethesda. These professionals truly care about their clients, and they do all that they can to help them succeed in therapy. We have online therapists who are ready to work with you today.

If you’re interested in scheduling an online therapy appointment, give Thriveworks Bethesda a call or book online. We are able to offer you next-day appointments, as we know that time is of the essence when it comes to mental health help. Our online therapists are eager to help you with a wide range of challenges, from relationship issues to low self-esteem and more.

What Is Online Therapy? What Are My Options?

Online therapy is meant to be a more convenient approach to therapy. Many people struggle to find the time to drive to their therapy appointment, sit through their 60-90 minute session, and then drive back home, when they already have a busy schedule. If you choose to work with an online therapist, you can do so via video chat, phone call, or email/chat:

  • Video chat: Video chat is a popular option for online therapy, as it still has a face-to-face element to it while also offering convenience. With video therapy, you simply set up a day and time to meet your therapist online for your session.
  • Email therapy: Email therapy differs from video and phone therapy, as it occurs over a longer period of time. Instead of instant conversations, you will send messages back and forth with your therapist.

Are you interested in attending therapy via video chat, phone call, or email? You’re in the right place. We have online therapists who want to help you find the greater happiness or success that you are looking for. Reach out today to schedule your online therapy counseling appointment.

Benefits of Online Therapy: Convenience and Comfort

If you aren’t familiar with online therapy, you’re probably wondering what the benefits are and why someone would choose online therapy over in-person therapy. The truth is that some people can’t find a way to fit another appointment into their schedule—but when they have the option to attend their session online, they can! Convenience is a huge factor for many people when it comes to scheduling therapy and one major reason to choose online therapy over your traditional therapy session.

Additionally, online therapy offers a level of comfort that many do not experience in in-person therapy. With online therapy, one can attend from the comfort of their home or anywhere else they feel comfortable. Also, these individuals feel more comfortable on a mental and emotional level working with a therapist via phone call, video chat, or email. They find that it’s easier to open up and achieve their desired outcomes.

Schedule Online Therapy at Thriveworks Bethesda, MD

Are you interested in the benefits of online therapy counseling and ready to get to work with an online therapist? We are more than happy to work with you. Your online therapist at Thriveworks Bethesda is excited to meet you, be it over video chat, phone call, or email. Remember: These are licensed providers with impressive skills, knowledge, and experience that allows them to best help you.

If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, reach out to Thriveworks Bethesda. A scheduling specialist will talk to you about your scheduling opportunities. Know that we do offer next-day appointments and we also offer evening and weekend sessions to best help all of our clients. Also, we partner with most major insurance plans and employ a flexible cancellation policy.

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 Bethesda therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Bethesda
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
★★★★★
I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Roseann Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Read more Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Bethesda Mar 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Read more I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Bethesda Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

Phone number

(240) 647-5625

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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