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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, +1 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Men’s Issues, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

Everyone has a story to tell and I look forward to hearing yours.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a woman of color who has experienced her own mental health challenges, I understand the unique struggle of starting your healing journey.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for peo... As an African-American woman, with her own personal life experiences and mental health challenges, I am intentional about creating safe spaces for people of color at all stages of life to access quality and culturally relevant mental health care. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Coping Skills, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

Change is a life-long journey requiring acceptance and commitment to motivate oneself towards change.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Self Esteem, Stress, Relationships, +2 more

The issues that the client may be facing can be used as a motivating force to help them move forward.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, +4 more

This journey called life is filled with many adventures, some good and some bad. I am glad you chose me to help you navigate through your path.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Stress, Borderline Personality, Trauma / PTSD

As part of this post-COVID world, I understand how things can be chaotic and challenging.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Stress, Women’s Issues, Divorce / Breakup, +12 more

I am a very compassionate and professional Nurse Practitioner that has treated mental health conditions and substance use for over 10 years.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
Domestic Abuse, Stress, Women’s Issues, Anxiety, Depression, +1 more

I'm excited to get the opportunity to work with you! Here are a few things you may need to know before your first appointment. If you choose to do a v... I'm excited to get the opportunity to work with you! Here are a few things you may need to know before your first appointment. If you choose to do a virtual appointment, you must be residing in North Carolina, which is the state in which I am licensed to provide services. This is not a concern if you are choosing to come in person for appointments. If you are seeking play therapy for a child, this is provided in person only due to the nature of the way service is provided, making it a service that does not lend itself to virtual appointments. This is not a concern for traditional talk therapy with adults, which can be provided virtually. Read more

Starting Online play therapy

What is Online play therapy?

Online play therapy allows young children to use virtual toys, art, and creative materials and exercises to express emotions and experiences, with trained Thriveworks Charlotte therapists guiding the process. This format is especially helpful for children who may have difficulties with in-person session, ultimately supporting their well-being and development.

How does Online play therapy work?

Online play therapy for children functions by utilizing digital platforms, such as video calls or virtual environments, to facilitate therapeutic sessions. During these sessions, trained Thriveworks Charlotte therapists help children engage in play-based activities, using toys, art, and creative materials to express their thoughts, emotions, and experiences, much like they would in traditional in-person play therapy. A trained play therapist guides and observes the child's play, creating a supportive and empathetic space for exploration and understanding of their emotions and challenges.

Is Online play therapy conducted in person or online?

Online play therapy at Thriveworks is conducted online via Online therapy, though Thriveworks also offers in-person play therapy. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Online play therapy last?

Online play therapy's length can be variable, contingent upon the child's distinct requirements, the progress achieved during treatment, and the therapist's treatment plan. In general, online play therapy involves a series of sessions spanning from several weeks to several months. The specific number of sessions and the overall therapy duration are tailored to the child's response to treatment and the therapeutic objectives established.

Need more help deciding?

Will Online Play Therapy Still Benefit My Child?

Certainly, online play therapy can still be beneficial for your child. While traditional face-to-face play therapy might offer certain advantages, such as physical presence and a more tangible connection with the therapist, online play therapy can provide numerous benefits as well:

  1. Convenience: Online play therapy eliminates the need for travel, making it more convenient for both the child and the parents. This can reduce stress and logistical challenges associated with attending in-person sessions.
  2. Comfort: Children often feel more comfortable in familiar surroundings, such as their own home. Being in a familiar environment can help them relax and open up more during therapy sessions.
  3. Accessibility: Online play therapy allows access to specialized therapists who may not be available locally. This means you can choose from a wider pool of qualified professionals to find the best fit for your child’s needs.
  4. Engagement: Many online platforms for play therapy are designed to be interactive and engaging, incorporating games, activities, and virtual tools that can capture a child’s attention and facilitate therapeutic progress.
  5. Continuity of care: Online play therapy can provide consistent care, even during times when in-person sessions may not be feasible due to factors like illness, travel, or other disruptions.
  6. Parent involvement: Online play therapy often involves parents to a greater extent, as they may be present or participate in sessions more easily. This can enhance the therapeutic process by allowing parents to learn techniques for supporting their child’s emotional growth at home.

How Exactly Does It Work?

Play therapy provides a developmentally appropriate and effective approach for children to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties in a supportive and empowering manner.

Your child’s therapist will discuss with you how to ensure that your child understands the difference, since this is such a crucial part of why play therapy works. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us at Thriveworks today!

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 Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 26 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 Charlotte
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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I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Read more I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Jennifer Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Clarissa is a true professional and I love working with her!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Read more Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Read more Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Feb 2022
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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Charlotte Oct 2021
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Read more I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Charlotte Feb 2021
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I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Read more I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Charlotte Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Read more Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Charlotte Apr 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Charlotte is near the corner of Park Road and Woodlawn Road. We are across the street from Starbucks and Exxon. Sharonview Federal Credit Union is the building next to our office.

Phone number

(980) 217-6901

Languages spoken by NC providers

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