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Our therapists provide online therapy in Charlotte, NC

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4,286 people sought online therapy help at Charlotte in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +4 more

I am passionate about partnering with others in their pursuit of mental wellness because of the peace I have found on my own journey, but I understand... I am passionate about partnering with others in their pursuit of mental wellness because of the peace I have found on my own journey, but I understand that each path is unique. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage, +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 Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Anxiety, Depression

As a clinician with a background in multiple settings, I am able address a variety of clinical needs.

Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

Molly: My go-to approach for helping people in online therapy is to first spend time getting to know their strengths, values, and vision for a meaningful life and identifying where there are discrepancies between that and their current situation. I enjoy assisting people in making changes to their thoughts, behaviors, and boundaries to cultivate the life they want.

Robin: My go-to approach to helping people in online therapy is CBT. I find the best benefit in challenging thoughts because “what we tell ourselves is what we'll believe.”

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

Molly: I teach the following tools in online therapy:

  • Identifying emotions: learning to recognize body cues and develop the vocabulary to label nuanced emotions
  • Distress tolerance (coping skills/grounding techniques): finding methods of behaving in ways that change how one feels or distract them from difficult emotions and gaining awareness of the here and now versus what is going on in the mind
  • CBT techniques: identifying thought patterns that are unhelpful and then working to change them through thinking and behaving in new ways
  • Assertiveness/boundaries: improving the ability to identify what one wants and needs in life and relationships, being able to communicate that effectively with others, and knowing when to walk away or create distance when someone can't or won't meet the needs

Robin: I teach the following tools in online therapy:

  • Self-talk: Helps the client hear themselves say out loud what they are thinking sometimes to challenge a maladaptive thought.
  • Sitting in the feeling or emotion: To help the client understand why they are reacting to certain stimuli (triggers) during the session to challenge thought

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy?

Molly: I know a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy when they begin to report that they are thinking about things in a different way or pushing themself to behave in new ways. I also use measurable methods such as questionnaires about the frequency and intensity of symptoms.

Robin: I know a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy when they can admit that a thought or behavior needs to change and then actively change it.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement online therapy?

Molly: Clients can supplement their time in online therapy by creating mini-goals after each session to put something they took away from that session into action.

Robin: A client can supplement their time in online therapy by reading self-help books, listening to podcasts, journaling, meditating, and doing yoga, just to name a few.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

Molly: To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can ensure that you create the time to prioritize yourself, make sure you have a comfortable and private location, and identify the issues you are experiencing and how you want your life to be different.

Robin: To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can remain calm and speak truthfully during the 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 Charlotte, 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?

Why Am I So Worried?

The spread of COVID-19 has prompted an unprecedented situation where many of us feel as if we are not in control of our own decisions. As protocols such as social distancing and teleworking isolate us from coworkers, family, and friends, we are unable to go about our normal routines. Because of these uncertainties and drastic changes we are now facing, we are most likely finding ourselves worried, stressed, anxious, and fearful about what is coming next.

As people, we have the capability to anticipate situations and plan out ahead of time what we are going to do. In this case, we can anticipate what might happen, such as potentially getting sick due to the virus, and take measures to prepare ourselves. This ability to think ahead is what spurs us to go to the store and buy two weeks of groceries. It is what makes us sure we have enough medicine for ourselves and our family to last us during a possible quarantine. This same ability is also what leads us to think about all the possible things that can go wrong or that might happen to us, causing us to feel anxious and scared. Excessive worrying not only strains our mental health, it can trigger physical symptoms as well, such as inability to sleep, tightness in the chest, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, fatigue, and muscle tension. It is totally normal to feel worried in these unparalleled circumstances, but excessive worrying often does more harm than good. COVID-19 is affecting the way we live our lives in many ways – don’t let it affect our mental wellbeing, too.

I’m Worried Constantly—But How Can I Get Help If I Can’t Leave My House?

Though you may not be able to physically come to our office, there are other ways to meet with a mental health provider. In response to this crisis, Thriveworks is transitioning services to telehealth counseling for the Mecklenburg County community. For you, this means you will be able to meet with a licensed professional via phone or video conferencing from the safety and comfort of your home, with the added benefit of saving time by not having to travel to one of our offices. Even if you aren’t great with technology, you will find it’s simple to establish a video counseling session by just clicking on the meeting link that will be sent to your email ahead of your scheduled session.

Is Online Counseling Effective?

Don’t worry – you will still be getting the same quality of service that Thriveworks is known for in online counseling. Multiple research studies have found that distance counseling is comparable in effectiveness to face-to-face sessions, and it works well for many different groups of people, including children, adults, and adolescents of all backgrounds and cultures.

Telehealth services are covered by most insurances and are compliant with HIPAA regulations. Remember, your mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical wellbeing in staying healthy. Schedule your session online or give us a call today.

Written by Karola Richardson

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 Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • 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

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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

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

  • English
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