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Pamela Pierce

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

Our go-to approach for helping people with online therapy is to establish rapport, develop a treatment plan, and ensure that the client has the same experience as if they were there in person. We feel this is the best approach to make sure we provide the same experience as those who are able to attend therapy in person.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

We want to focus on developing coping skills that utilize the individual's strengths that are identified in treatment.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy when they have met the goals developed throughout the course of treatment.

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

Clients can supplement their time in online therapy by completing assignments, practicing skills, and taking notes to prepare for the follow-up session.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can become familiar with the telehealth software prior to the session.

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 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 Birmingham, AL 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?

Frank worries about when the next panic attack will come. Samantha feels like she’s in a dark cloud and can’t find her way out. Ian struggles to manage his grief after a death in the family. Alexis experiences major emotional highs or lows, depending on the day.

Millions of people in the United States alone live with mental health issues every single day. If you’ve ever felt like Frank, Samantha, Ian, or Alexis, we want you to know that support is available.

Lots of things can keep us from accessing valuable mental health services. You may be apprehensive about seeing a licensed professional in person. Commuting to an office for mental health services can feel like too much of a hassle. Thankfully, there’s another option: online therapy.

Online therapy gives you the opportunity to work with a mental health professional from the comfort of your home, office, car, or wherever you’d like. Many of our clients love the added flexibility and convenience that online therapy provides.

Are you ready to work with a licensed mental health counselor or therapist? Consider setting up an online appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Birmingham, AL. Our team of mental health professionals can help you build toward a happier and healthier future.

Types of Therapy Offered Online

Most therapeutic methods revolve around a conversion between a client and their mental health professional. Because of this, most mental health services are very effective in remote environments. Online therapists can deliver the same standard of care that you’d get from traditional therapy.

We offer many types of online therapy services, including:

  • Couples counseling
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and depression therapy
  • Panic disorder therapy
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) counseling
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) counseling
  • Life coaching
  • Grief counseling
  • Addiction and substance abuse counseling

This is just a small subset of the services we provide. Our therapists and counselors have the training to implement many different therapeutic techniques to help their clients achieve their goals.

Do you want to work with a licensed therapist, counselor, psychiatrist, or another licensed professional? Call us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Birmingham, AL to schedule your first remote appointment.

What Are the Benefits of Online Therapy?

Online counseling lets you access mental health care from the comfort of your own home. Many of our clients love this type of counseling as it helps them feel more comfortable and at ease.

There are a lot of benefits to online therapy appointments, including:

  • Hassle-free scheduling: Finding time for a session is easier when you don’t have to worry about driving to a provider’s office.
  • Increased comfort: You might be nervous about the idea of in-person therapy or counseling. Online counseling lets you choose where every session takes place — you can work with a therapist in your bedroom, office, or wherever you’re most comfortable. Feeling comfortable may help you open up to your provider more easily and make progress more quickly.
  • Treatment options: You’ll have a choice between talking to your provider over the phone or through a video chat. For some, phone calls can calm their nerves because they don’t have to worry about how they look on camera. For others, video chats can simulate a face-to-face interaction and help make a connection with their provider more quickly. You can choose whatever makes you feel most comfortable.
  • Simplicity: Getting started with online therapy is very simple. If you decide to work with a provider over the phone, you’ll receive a call when your session is scheduled to begin. If you want to work with a therapist or counselor over a video chat, you’ll get a link before your session begins. Just click the link to join the session at the appointed time.

Working with a licensed mental health professional remotely can help you make valuable mental health progress without having to step foot outside your home. It’s a convenient option that helps many people achieve their goals and thrive. If you’d like to benefit from remote therapy appointments too, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Birmingham, AL today to get started.

Schedule Your First Online Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Birmingham, AL

When you’re ready to work with one of our online mental health professionals, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Birmingham, AL. Someone from our team will help you schedule your first appointment.

Online appointments make it easier than ever to make time for mental health services. We also offer evening and weekend appointments so you can schedule a session outside of normal working hours. All of this flexibility means that you can see a mental health professional quickly — sometimes within just a day or two after calling.

We also accept most major health insurance plans, so check with your insurance provider to see if your plan covers mental health care.

Online counseling can help you fit mental health care into your busy life. Call us today at Thriveworks Counseling in Birmingham, AL to set up your first appointment.

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 Birmingham therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | 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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Pamela Pierce is the best Therapist I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She's extremely patient and knowledgeable.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Birmingham is located at 400 Office Park Dr Suite 308, Birmingham, AL 35233, off of US Hwy 280.

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(205) 729-7554

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