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771 people sought online therapy help at Cambridge in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Good news! We have 42 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 Cambridge, 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 looking for mental health services? Are you in search of a skilled, caring counselor or therapist? You’ve come to the right place. Thriveworks Cambridge has a team of professionals who would be honored to help you on your mental health journey.

Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’

That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle,

that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.”

–Unknown

Thriveworks Cambridge, MA has a mission to help people live happier, more successful lives. We offer many different therapy and counseling options to best accommodate all of our clients, including online counseling or internet counseling. If you think you could benefit from online therapy at Thriveworks Cambridge, MA or another mental health service, give us a call at (617) 395-5806 or (617) 553-4653.

What Is Online Therapy? Is It the Right Therapy Option for Me?

Online therapy enables clients to work with their therapist or counselor over the internet. This option, which is also known as internet counseling, teletherapy, and cyber counseling, will let you work with your counselor over the phone, via video chat, through email or text message. This means that you can either meet with your therapist in real-time or go the more flexible, casual route and utilize a time-delayed format.

Some people prefer to meet with their therapist in-person, as they value that face-to-face interaction. Others, though, enjoy the comfort and convenience of online therapy. Despite popular belief, online therapy is not a new concept. It started in 1982, when the first online self-help group was created. And it’s only grown in popularity since! Now, you can enjoy online self-help groups, mental health discussion boards, and personalized care from a licensed counselor online.

Online Therapy Benefits: What Are the Benefits of Online Counseling?

Online therapy proves valuable and beneficial for many people looking for mental health help. Especially those who have a busy schedule and those who are looking for a more convenient counseling option. Let’s talk about convenience and other online therapy benefits, which you can experience at Thriveworks Cambridge:

  1. It’s convenient and comfortable: Online therapy makes it so that you don’t have to go out of your way or move things around in your schedule to attend your therapy session. All you have to do is carve out an hour or so of your time to meet with your therapist, and then you can do so from the place of your choosing! Your house, your car, a coffee shop, or anywhere else you please. Just make sure you have phone service or internet connection.
  2. It’s effective: You aren’t sacrificing the effectiveness or the success that people find in in-person therapy. Research shows that online therapy is just as effective. In fact, some people find more success in online counseling, especially if they have a hard time opening up to their counselor in-person.
  3. It’s affordable: Online counseling is also affordable. Many major insurance companies now cover online mental health services. In addition, Thriveworks Cambridge offers affordable self-pay options.
  4. It’s reliable: Finally, online counseling is also a reliable option for working with your therapist. Sometimes, sickness, weather, traffic, and other external factors cause people to miss or reschedule their appointment. Online therapy is not affected by these same external factors, which means you can count on working with your counselor on a regular basis.

Thriveworks Cambridge, MA is eager to provide people with the mental health help they’re looking for. If you’re looking for a convenient, effective, affordable, and reliable counseling option, consider online therapy and reach out to Thriveworks Cambridge to inquire about your first appointment.

Work with an Online Therapist at Thriveworks Cambridge, MA

Maybe you’ve recognized the need for mental health help, but you haven’t been able to fit it into your current schedule. Or, maybe you’re interested in the benefits you could find in therapy, but you struggle to open up. In either case, online therapy can prove to be a great solution to your problem. Online therapy or internet counseling allows you to work with a therapist online. It’s easy to fit online therapy into your schedule and you might find that you can open up with greater ease over the phone or email.

If you’re interested in scheduling an online therapy appointment, reach out to Thriveworks Cambridge, MA today. We’d love to help you. Just call (617) 395-5806 or (617) 553-4653 to schedule an 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge
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

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All the people of thrive works have been great my doctor is awesome Dr. Lal
Anthony Dec 2023
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I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Read more I am so pleased with my decision to see Rebecca at ThriveWorks in Cambridge. She is compassionate and understanding, but also pushes me to feel confident I can make changes in my life that are needed most. I feel so supported. Feeling grateful that I took a leap to try Rebecca!
Cambridge May 2022
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Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Read more Rebecca Rodriquez is a true professional. I have found her to be trustworthy and truly helpful. She demonstrates kindness, compassion and strong clinical knowledge in her therapeutic approach. I highly recommend her to all. She has been extremely helpful to me.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work with Rebecca Rodrigues for a long time. She is a thoughtful professional, mindful clinician and highly respectful to her clients.
Cambridge Apr 2022
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Arielle has been an incredible help in my life and I can’t thank her enough for it!
Cambridge Jun 2021
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I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Read more I've had the pleasure of working with Alicia at her previous job. She is an incredible clinician who's knowledge, leadership, and compassionate made her an excellent supervisor and therapist.
Cambridge Jan 2020
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I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Read more I had been unable to make an appointment with a therapist for a long time. Everyone had a three month waiting list. I took a chance and made an appointment here. I love Hannah, she’s excellent, and I’m glad I found Thriveworks. It’s too soon for me to weigh in on the additional services Thriveworks offers but it seems good!
Cambridge Nov 2018
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Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Read more Hannah Fulkerson has been a great help in creating a dialogue between myself and my wife. Thank you.
Cambridge Aug 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Cambridge is located off of Massachusetts Ave, on the north side of the Charles River. Our office is in the Cambridge Tower next to Apollo Travel and Tours, Tanjore, and Cambridge Premier Realty. The closest bus stop is Massachusetts Ave opp Lee St. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(617) 380-4651

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • French
  • Japanese
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