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59,407 people sought online therapy help in Virginia in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Abingdon are booked, but we have 90 other therapists in VA available for an online or in-person 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 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 Abingdon, VA 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?

When you think about your best life, what comes to mind? Is it full of healthy relationships? A fulfilling career? Living without depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns?

Thriveworks Bristol, VA offers online counseling as a way for you to regain control over your life and continue shaping your ideal life. Our online counselors give you the tools and training to make the most out of your life. If you want to schedule an online counseling session, call us at (423) 822-5099.

What Is Online Counseling?

Online counseling is a convenient, comfortable, form of counseling where you don’t even have to leave your house, office, or even your car. Your counselor will communicate using one of two methods:

  • Phone counseling: A simple method of counseling in which your counselor will call you at your scheduled appointment time. All you need is a quiet, comfortable spot, and maybe your favorite snack.
  • Video counseling: Counseling through video is very easy to use! Your counselor will send you a link shortly before your appointment. When you’re somewhere comfortable with Wi-Fi, follow the link. It’s as easy as that!

Online counseling with Thriveworks Bristol is a great resource for those who can’t or prefer not to attend counseling in-person. Thriveworks Bristol’s core beliefs do not change with the methods of delivery. We still promise nonjudgmental, empathetic therapy with a focus on you.

Should I Try Online Counseling?

There are many reasons to try online counseling. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, the most immediate reason might be that of safety. Other reasons include:

  1. It’s convenient: Why travel to the counseling office when you can sit curled up on your couch for the same value? Online counseling is about streamlining the counseling process by taking out the travel and waiting room time.
  2. It’s comfortable: Let’s go back to that couch. You have your coffee and your blankets. Maybe a pet is curled up by your feet or the kids are playing in the next room. Dinner is on the stove, ready to eat after your appointment. It can be a lot easier to open up in this comfortable environment. The quicker you open up the quicker you will heal and grow.
  3. It’s reliable: With online therapy, you don’t have to worry about bad weather or congested traffic. The online counseling appointment is more likely to start on time and be more fulfilling
  4. It’s affordable: Online counseling is covered by most insurance. Thriveworks Bristol, VA also offers affordable self-pay options.
  5. It’s flexible: Some counselors specialize in trauma. Others specialize in LGBTQ issues. Some only see adults and some only see children. The most successful counseling happens when you find a perfect counselor match. Online counseling expands your search by untethering you from your immediate proximity.

There are many other reasons to try online therapy. It’s different for every person and it is important to find what works for you.

Online Counseling During the Coronavirus Outbreak

With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are doing their part to stay safe and healthy by staying home. While this is vital in stopping the spread of coronavirus, it can make it extremely difficult to see a counselor for mental health concerns, strained relationships, or the stress of living during this pandemic.

Thriveworks Bristol wants to acknowledge the trials you are facing. Some of you might be at-risk for contracting the virus or have a loved one who is at risk. Others might have lost their jobs or run a small business that is struggling. Maybe you are relatively safe but still feel the collective weight this is taking on our community. We want to take a moment and remind you:

You are not alone. You are strong. Together we will get through this.

We’re not medical experts, nor are we economic experts. But we have seen again and again the strength and resilience of our community. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. We are doing our part by offering online counseling so that you can receive professional, licensed, help without leaving your home.

Online counseling during the coronavirus can treat many common concerns facing individuals and families today. Some of these include:

  • Coronavirus anxiety: Whether it’s the economic state of your community or the health concerns that is giving you anxiety, Coronavirus can be scary. It doesn’t have to consume your life, though. Talking to someone about your anxieties can be extremely helpful, and Thriveworks Bristol is here to help.
  • Loneliness: Social isolation has a lot of people feeling lonely. Without seeing loved ones or even being able to go to stores or restaurants, it’s natural to feel alone. Humans are social beings after all. Counseling gives you positivity, unconditional regard, and human interaction. Talking to one of our licensed, professional counselors can help alleviate your feelings of loneliness.
  • Counseling for children and adolescents: With schools closed, a vital part of student’s lives have been taken away. They might be feeling uprooted, anxious, depressed, or just plain bored. Whatever your child is facing, counselors in Bristol, VA are here for them.

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented our community with unprecedented challenges. Although things are scary right now, we will get through it.

Online Counseling at Thriveworks Bristol, VA

Telehealth is a convenient way to connect with a counselor from the comfort of your home, office, or even your car. Talking with a therapist can have huge benefits for your mental health. Thriveworks Bristol is here for you no matter what you are going through.

If you’re ready to talk to a counselor, give us a call today at (423) 822-5099.

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 30 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (DC) | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Abingdon
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 Thriveworks Abingdon reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Read more I highly recommend Trish! She is very helpful, kind, compassionate and excellent at getting down to the roots of the problem. I have made more progress with her than I have with multiple therapists in several different cities. P.S--EMDR therapy sounds totally crazy, but it has significantly helped me. Give it a try!
Bristol Mar 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Read more Dr Mike Pilcher took me under his wing and coached me through one of the biggest decisions of my life...opening a new business. At one point...well more than once...I felt like pulling my hair out and his calm demeanor and no BS approach really helped me get focused and confident. I was able to really pour on the steam and my business is doing well as a result. Dr. P is a great counselor and a man I respect. Call him...I still do to this day.
Bristol Mar 2017
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Abingdon is located in the same building as Caris Healthcare. Across Russell Road NW is Empire Ford Used Car & Truck Center 2, and A Step Ahead salon, as well as All Things Custom and Sunshine Sewing & Screen Printing. Down the road is Figaredo’s restaurant and Northgate Pharmacy. We are located right near Porterfield Highway and Route 19, as well as Route 58.

Phone number

(423) 556-3873

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