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894 people sought online therapy help at Chapel Hill in the last year

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As a therapist for more than 20+ years, I have established a clinical environment that welcomes all clients to explore the aspects of their concerns a... As a therapist for more than 20+ years, I have established a clinical environment that welcomes all clients to explore the aspects of their concerns at this time of their lives. Read more

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 Chapel Hill, NC 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?

If you’re like most people, you probably wish that you could attend your appointments without leaving home. Well, thanks to the Internet and modern-day technology, now you can. Telehealth is receiving health services online. In other words, you can attend your appointment with your doctor via electronic means. This is true when it comes to checking up on your physical health as well as your mental health!

That’s right, you can now attend counseling or therapy from the comfort, the convenience, the safety of home. At Thriveworks Chapel Hill, we provide online counseling by phone or video. This means that you can attend your counseling sessions by talking with your counselor over the phone or via video chat. It’s that simple. And regardless of which you choose, our providers are happy to meet you and help you address the mental health challenges you might be encountering.

If you’re searching for mental health services, online counseling might be the perfect way to get started. It allows clients to work with their provider right from home and empowers them to make meaningful progress in addressing a variety of life issues. Our mission is to help you live a happy, successful life. If you think you could benefit from working with one of our online counselors, consider reaching out today by calling (919) 636-5287.

Telephone Counseling and Video Counseling: Which Is Right for Me?

Working with a counselor online is easy. First, you decide whether you would like to attend your sessions over the phone or by video chat. Depending on which option you choose, your counselor or therapist will call you at the start of your appointment or meet you in the video chat room (they’ll send you the link in advance!). You don’t need any fancy technology, just a telephone, computer, or another device that will allow you to attend your appointment virtually.

If you’re deciding which online counseling option to pursue, know that it really comes down to personal preference. Both options prove effective and can enable you to make meaningful progress with your counselor. That said, here is a little more info about each option to help you better understand which option might be right for you:

  1. Online counseling by phone: Again, one online counseling option at Thriveworks Chapel Hill is telephone counseling. You might decide to take this route if you’d like to forego the normal face-to-face interaction you get in in-person therapy. Some people find that removing this factor from the equation allows them to open up more easily.
  2. Online counseling by video: Another effective and valuable online counseling option at Thriveworks Chapel Hill is video counseling. You might choose to work with your counseling over video instead of by phone if you value that face-to-face interaction but would prefer to attend your sessions from home.

If you still aren’t sure which online counseling option you want to pursue, that’s okay! We can help you work through your options and come to a decision. Keep in mind if you choose one and then decide that the other option might be better suited for you, that’s okay too.

How Can Online Therapy Benefit Me?

Online counseling, also known as online therapy and e-counseling, refers to mental health services that are conducted over the internet. It began as online discussions boards and telephone hotlines, but now it also includes one-on-one work with a licensed mental health professional. The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Chapel Hill, NC can help with a range of mental health problems and other life issues, including:

  • Symptoms of a serious mental illness, like depression, anxiety, or PTSD
  • Relationship issues, such as adultery or jealousy
  • Major life changes, such as moving to a new town or starting a new job
  • Challenges in parenting, such as agreeing on a parenting style
  • Poor stress management, personally and/or professionally

These are but a few of many problems one might work with their online counselor to address. The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Chapel Hill are uniquely qualified—thanks to their skillsets, experience, and training—to help you with the above problems as well as many others. If you’re struggling mentally or emotionally, we want to help.

Book an Online Counseling Session at Thriveworks Chapel Hill, NC

Online counseling at Thriveworks Chapel Hill, NC is here to help you work through your mental health challenges and other life issues. It’s a great option for those who can’t leave home or who would prefer to stay home to receive counseling or therapy. Here at Thriveworks Chapel Hill, we are happy and proud to offer online counseling services.

To schedule your online counseling session, all you have to do is call our office at (919) 636-5287. We’ll be happy to assist you.

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 Chapel Hill therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Chapel Hill
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 Chapel Hill reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Ariel is a compassionate, reliable, supportive counselor. The work she has done with foster children, birth families and foster families has been amazing to witness. She brings so much light and hope to the children and families she works with. She is truly a gift.
Read more Ariel is a compassionate, reliable, supportive counselor. The work she has done with foster children, birth families and foster families has been amazing to witness. She brings so much light and hope to the children and families she works with. She is truly a gift.
Chapel Hill Oct 2020
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★★★★★
Ariel Harris is an excellent therapist. I have worked with her in professional settings and she is kind with clients. She has worked with a variety of clientele from all areas of life, and is knowledgeable in many topics. She is supportive of her clients and genuinely cares about helping them reach their goals and be successful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
Read more Ariel Harris is an excellent therapist. I have worked with her in professional settings and she is kind with clients. She has worked with a variety of clientele from all areas of life, and is knowledgeable in many topics. She is supportive of her clients and genuinely cares about helping them reach their goals and be successful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their life.
Chapel Hill Oct 2020
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★★★★★
She did an exceptional job as a counselor. She asked great questions and knew how to get to the root of the problems. Thanks!
Read more She did an exceptional job as a counselor. She asked great questions and knew how to get to the root of the problems. Thanks!
Chapel Hill Apr 2020
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★★★★★
Cindy Goulding is a very accomplished and experienced therapist. For Cindy, being a mental health professional is a calling not simply a job. She cares deeply about the success of her clients and makes them feel comfortable with her grounded and non-judgmental approach. Cindy is highly compassionate as a person. This is not a skill for her; it's who she is at her core. Her relentless pursuit to understand the experience and perspective of others is unmatched. Most people want a competent therapist they can trust with their most vulnerable fears, stories and relationship struggles. Cindy Goulding is a top notch choice!
Read more Cindy Goulding is a very accomplished and experienced therapist. For Cindy, being a mental health professional is a calling not simply a job. She cares deeply about the success of her clients and makes them feel comfortable with her grounded and non-judgmental approach. Cindy is highly compassionate as a person. This is not a skill for her; it's who she is at her core. Her relentless pursuit to understand the experience and perspective of others is unmatched. Most people want a competent therapist they can trust with their most vulnerable fears, stories and relationship struggles. Cindy Goulding is a top notch choice!
Chapel Hill Mar 2020
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★★★★★
Cindy Goulding is a topnotch counselor. I have worked with her professionally and referred patients to her for both her personal training and her counseling skills. She has written a very nice book on how to manage weight family style.
Read more Cindy Goulding is a topnotch counselor. I have worked with her professionally and referred patients to her for both her personal training and her counseling skills. She has written a very nice book on how to manage weight family style.
Chapel Hill Feb 2020
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★★★★★
Cindy is a very caring, honest and responsible person. She is very understanding and compassionate. Her skills are exceptionally sharp, and she has high integrity. She is very thorough and always thinking of how to resolve difficult situations. She is open-minded, non-judgmental and an asset to anyone working with her.
Read more Cindy is a very caring, honest and responsible person. She is very understanding and compassionate. Her skills are exceptionally sharp, and she has high integrity. She is very thorough and always thinking of how to resolve difficult situations. She is open-minded, non-judgmental and an asset to anyone working with her.
Chapel Hill Feb 2020
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★★★★★
I am very pleased with my therapist. She provides insights to my emotions and behavior. she helps me explore new ways of thinking that helps me turn away from negativity. She helps me understand the origins of some of my behaviors. I look forward to continue working with her to help me attain a more fufilled and happy life.
Read more I am very pleased with my therapist. She provides insights to my emotions and behavior. she helps me explore new ways of thinking that helps me turn away from negativity. She helps me understand the origins of some of my behaviors. I look forward to continue working with her to help me attain a more fufilled and happy life.
Chapel Hill Jan 2020
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★★★★★
It’s difficult to say how someone can impact your life. In a short time Donna has impacted my life and helped me see there is a journey. Although the journey is not clear to me, Donna listens with a compassionate heart and deep intent. She is truly engaged and seeks to help you understand as you tell your story. It is the telling of the story that is more important than the words, a wise person told me. Donna very much wants to hear your story. I’m lucky and grateful to have found her.
Read more It’s difficult to say how someone can impact your life. In a short time Donna has impacted my life and helped me see there is a journey. Although the journey is not clear to me, Donna listens with a compassionate heart and deep intent. She is truly engaged and seeks to help you understand as you tell your story. It is the telling of the story that is more important than the words, a wise person told me. Donna very much wants to hear your story. I’m lucky and grateful to have found her.
Chapel Hill Dec 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chapel Hill is located near the corner of Franklin Street and Estes Drive. We currently share a building with Select Physical Therapy, Child Trends, and Grupo Gransolar, among other businesses. When you turn off of Franklin Street, to get to our office, you will pass Avance Care Chapel Hill.

Phone number

(919) 642-1031

Languages spoken by NC providers

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