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2,652 people sought online therapy help at Boston in the last year

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

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +11 more
Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, +5 more

As a man of Caribbean descent, I understand the unique therapeutic needs and also the stigma of mental health within the community.

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As a lesbian-identified woman of color, I understand the unique issue of identity exploration.

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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 Boston, MA 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?

Therapy and counseling are growing in popularity, as many people are taking control of their lives and finding the help or support they need in mental health services. On that same note, online therapy is also growing in prevalence and popularity, as people explore the options available to them.

If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our

shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe

we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.”

–Russell Wilson

Online counseling offers convenience, flexibility, and many other benefits that are leading people to choose internet counseling over in-person counseling. If this sounds like something you’re interested in exploring, you’ve come to the right place. Thriveworks Boston, MA offers online therapy, which might prove to be the best therapy option for you. If you’re interested in scheduling an online counseling appointment, which you can attend from the comfort of your own home, give Thriveworks Boston a call today at (617) 671-1264.

What Is Online Therapy Counseling?

More and more people are foregoing the traditional in-person approach to therapy and turning to online therapy instead. Online therapy, or internet counseling, involves working with a therapist, counselor, or psychologist over the internet. This is a great solution for people who can’t find a therapist with the right qualifications or specialties nearby; it’s also a great solution for people looking for a more convenient or flexible counseling option.

You can choose to work with an online counselor in a few different ways: via phone calls, videoconferencing, or email/text message. Let’s take a closer look:

  1. Phone calls: This is a popular online therapy option, as you can easily attend your therapy session from anywhere you please. You just have to ensure that you have phone service or Wi-Fi, so that you can answer your counselor’s call.
  2. Video conferencing: This might be the right online therapy option for you if you’re still looking for that face-to-face interaction and connection. Just make sure you’re able to join that video chat when your appointment time comes!
  3. Email/text messaging: Emails and text messages make it easy for you to reach out to your therapist anytime you want or need to. This online therapy option is more casual and offers greater flexibility. Also, instead of communicating with them real-time, you will communicate back and forth over an extended time period.

You’re probably wondering, “Which online therapy is right for me?” All of these options prove effective for different people. Consider your needs and your goals for therapy, to determine which one you might best benefit from. A Thriveworks Boston, MA therapist or counselor can help you make an informed decision too!

Online Therapy Benefits: How Can Online Counseling Benefit Me?

Online therapy offers many benefits, including convenience, comfort, reliability, affordability, and flexibility. To start, online therapy allows you to work with your therapist from wherever is convenient and comfortable for you. This means that it’s also reliable. Instead of having to rush to your appointment after work and risk missing it or running late, you can hop onto your online therapy session from home! Also, external factors like bad weather, sickness, or a disability, won’t get in your way as they might with an in-person appointment.

In addition, online therapy at Thriveworks Boston, MA is affordable and flexible. Most major insurance plans cover online therapy services. Also, our team offers affordable options if you do decide to pay out-of-pocket. Finally, online therapy allows greater flexibility with scheduling. You can likely get in to see your therapist or counselor for your first online appointment within the same day or the following day.

Schedule Online Therapy at Thriveworks Boston, MA

If you’re exploring therapy and counseling options in Boston, consider online therapy at Thriveworks Boston, MA. Online therapy provides utmost comfort and convenience, not to mention it allows you to make meaningful progress with your therapist, just via virtual means. If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, just give Thriveworks Boston a call at (617) 671-1264.

Thriveworks Boston’s team of counselors, therapists, and psychologists are excited for the chance to meet with you. Call us now to schedule.

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 Boston therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Boston
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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For the past year my mental, emotional and physical health has been restored. By God's providence, I connected with a psychiatric nurse practitioner at your agency. She skillfully assessed my situation and quickly prescribed much needed medication. I was at an all time low. Because of her expertise, compassion, and support, my life was renewed. So incredibly grateful to have my life back again.
Read more For the past year my mental, emotional and physical health has been restored. By God's providence, I connected with a psychiatric nurse practitioner at your agency. She skillfully assessed my situation and quickly prescribed much needed medication. I was at an all time low. Because of her expertise, compassion, and support, my life was renewed. So incredibly grateful to have my life back again.
Lillian Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I have had a wonderful experience using Thriveworks. The website is easy to use and getting into the Zoom meeting is seamless
Read more I have had a wonderful experience using Thriveworks. The website is easy to use and getting into the Zoom meeting is seamless
Erynn Feb 2024
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It was very difficult getting my account up. I believe that happens because when we initially signed up i made the account but it’s under my spouse insurance. After fixing the problem my not his account reflects our current therapy sessions. We get emails and text but when we sign into the thrivework accounts we can’t see the billing cycle to pay or see out upcoming session. Neither one of our accounts display update and current account information. And we have called a few times to get it right and it’s not working . My therapist and agency is splendid
Read more It was very difficult getting my account up. I believe that happens because when we initially signed up i made the account but it’s under my spouse insurance. After fixing the problem my not his account reflects our current therapy sessions. We get emails and text but when we sign into the thrivework accounts we can’t see the billing cycle to pay or see out upcoming session. Neither one of our accounts display update and current account information. And we have called a few times to get it right and it’s not working . My therapist and agency is splendid
Isoke Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
My limited time speaking with Marissa has been very help full. She has been very attentive to my needs.
Read more My limited time speaking with Marissa has been very help full. She has been very attentive to my needs.
Gary Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I had the pleasure of working with Francesca about a year ago. Francesca is a versatile, and imaginative clinician. She takes an individual approach to every client and their situation. Her commitment to your growth and healing is of paramount importance to her. You'll be in great hands with her!
Read more I had the pleasure of working with Francesca about a year ago. Francesca is a versatile, and imaginative clinician. She takes an individual approach to every client and their situation. Her commitment to your growth and healing is of paramount importance to her. You'll be in great hands with her!
Boston Jan 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
As a former colleague of Francesca Bjork's, when we worked together as educators of young children, I can highly recommend her as an insightful, caring, and knowledgeable counselor. She always seems able to pinpoint the crux of a matter, and help her clients (and coworkers) find the best path. In more than a few instances, when I was faced with a difficult situation, she was always willing to help in any way she could, whether as an ear to listen, an advocate, or a problem-solver. I am glad that she has found a base at Thriveworks, and is able to use her talent to help others.
Read more As a former colleague of Francesca Bjork's, when we worked together as educators of young children, I can highly recommend her as an insightful, caring, and knowledgeable counselor. She always seems able to pinpoint the crux of a matter, and help her clients (and coworkers) find the best path. In more than a few instances, when I was faced with a difficult situation, she was always willing to help in any way she could, whether as an ear to listen, an advocate, or a problem-solver. I am glad that she has found a base at Thriveworks, and is able to use her talent to help others.
Boston Nov 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Boston is located at the corner of Emerson Place and Blossom Street, inside the Emerson Place Apartments building. We are located on the opposite side of Route 3 from the Charles River and Lederman Park. Across the street, on the opposite side of Blossom Street, you will find the Mass General Hospital complex.

Phone number

(617) 397-3951

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Urdu
  • English
  • Creole
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