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23,167 people sought online therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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Good news! We have 47 therapists in Massachusetts 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 Brookline, 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?

Are you exhibiting symptoms of anxiety and you’re struggling to get a hold on it? Are you sick of fighting with your spouse and you’re ready to resolve this argument once and for all? Do you dread going into work each day and you’re interested in exploring other career options? Is the loss of a loved one hindering your personal and professional life?

These are common problems that millions of people across the globe are dealing with daily. If you are one of these people, consider working with an online therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Brookline, MA. Online therapy is similar to in-person therapy, but it is conducted online instead! Yes, it’s as simple as that. And yes, it is still an effective form of therapy while also offering utmost convenience. If you’re interested in exploring online counseling benefits, reach out to Thriveworks Brookline today.

Brookline Counseling: What Is Online Therapy Counseling?

Online therapy is a convenient alternative to in-person therapy. If you struggle to fit all of your appointments into your already-busy schedule, online therapy might be the therapy option for you. Online therapy allows you to work with your therapist and make important advances in your life via phone call, video chat, or even email correspondence:

  1. Phone counseling: This first option is simple to understand. You simply attend your therapy session via phone call. You and your therapist will set an exact day and time to meet (just as you would in in-person therapy), and then you just need to be ready to answer their call!
  2. Video therapy: Another option is to attend video therapy. Just as with phone counseling, you and your online therapist will agree on a day and time to meet and then you simply need to accept their video request or hop into the chat room.
  3. Email therapy: This third option is the most casual. Instead of setting an exact time to meet with your therapist, you and your online therapist will email or chat back and forth over a flexible period of time. This might not be the right online therapy option for you if you’re still looking for that set timeslot for working with a therapist.

Many people find that online therapy enables them to receive the mental health services they’ve been looking for, with utmost ease and convenience. If you’re interested in what online therapy might do for you, reach out to Thriveworks Brookline, MA.

What Are Online Therapy Benefits? How Can It Help Me?

Here at Thriveworks Brookline, you don’t have to worry if your therapist, counselor, or psychologists possesses the necessary licensure, accreditation, or training to help you. All of the mental health professionals we partner with, including our online therapists, are fully licensed and accredited. Additionally, they have gone through a rigorous training process. This means that they are fully prepared to help you address the problems in your life and make meaningful changes—in-person or via phone, video chat, or email.

Now, if you’re looking for comfort and convenience, online therapy is worth exploring. This form of therapy allows you to attend therapy from the comfort and convenience of your own home or wherever you please for that matter. Forget the long drive or the traffic—you can attend from your bed, your couch, a coffee shop (if you feel comfortable), or wherever feels comfortable and convenient for you. This is why so many people choose online therapy counseling and why they find it to be so beneficial.

Work with an Online Therapist at Thriveworks Brookline, MA

If you are in Brookline, MA and you are looking into therapy, consider online therapy at Thriveworks Brookline. This less traditional approach to therapy proves to be the best approach for many people, especially those with tight schedules or those who prefer to do the work from their own home.

If you aren’t interested in online therapy, don’t worry. Thriveworks Brookline, MA has other therapy options, too. You can come in to work with your therapist at our office if you prefer! In any case, if you feel ready to schedule an appointment or you want to hear more about the services offered at Thriveworks Brookline, just give us a call.

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 Brookline therapists and counselors accept 27 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 Brookline
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 Brookline reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Selina is a kind and capable counselor who knows how to get quickly to the heart of the matter without wasting a clients time. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and helps her clients move to a place of increased self awareness and overall improved wellness.
Read more Selina is a kind and capable counselor who knows how to get quickly to the heart of the matter without wasting a clients time. She is knowledgeable, compassionate and helps her clients move to a place of increased self awareness and overall improved wellness.
Brookline Dec 2020
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★★★★★
My therapist has been amazing, patient, non-judgmental and flexible in her techniques that have helped me be more open to trying new methods.
Read more My therapist has been amazing, patient, non-judgmental and flexible in her techniques that have helped me be more open to trying new methods.
Brookline Oct 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Responsive, timely and friendly customer service. My first appointment with my new therapist was great. I like how the staff was knowledgeable with insurance and the types of treatments each therapist specializes in to help me make the right decision in choosing my own therapist. Thanks Thriveworks!
Read more Responsive, timely and friendly customer service. My first appointment with my new therapist was great. I like how the staff was knowledgeable with insurance and the types of treatments each therapist specializes in to help me make the right decision in choosing my own therapist. Thanks Thriveworks!
Brookline Jul 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
We are off to a good start.
Brookline Jun 2018
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Brookline is at the corner of St Paul Street and Beacon Street. We are across the street from the Public Library of Brookline, and next to Mass General Brigham Urgent Care.

Phone number

(617) 958-5912

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi
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