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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 Charlottesville, VA 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?

Have you ever considered talking to a counselor? If the answer is yes, but you have yet to do so, the following might have prevented you from scheduling your appointment:

  1. Your local counseling office can’t get you in for months
  2. The closest counseling office is too far away
  3. Your local counseling office doesn’t have weekend or evening availability
  4. You’re feeling nervous about meeting with a counselor

These are common obstacles for those who need or want mental health help. Fortunately, Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA offers a solution to the above problems and others: online counseling. 

Online counseling, or online therapy, means working with your counselor virtually. Here at Thriveworks, you can choose to meet with your counselor over the phone or video. Both are easy, viable options for attending counseling and making important progress in your life. To schedule an online therapy appointment at Thriveworks in Charlottesville, VA, just call our office. Our scheduling team is here to assist you. 

What Types of Therapy Can Be Offered Online?

Online therapy is much like traditional in-person counseling. The one big difference is that instead of meeting with your counselor in the office, you meet with your counselor via virtual means. Regardless of which you choose, you can expect to make meaningful changes with the help of your counselor. They will tailor your sessions to you and your needs. 

For example, if you are experiencing problems with your partner, a counselor can help you two work through these problems in couples counseling. Or, if you’re showing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or another mental illness, they can help you manage your symptoms. 

There are many types of therapy that can be offered online. At Thriveworks, we offer…

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Couples counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Depression and anxiety therapy
  • Grief counseling
  • Trauma therapy and PTSD counseling
  • Family therapy
  • And more

These approaches to therapy are designed to help the individual manage a specific problem, work on a specific area of life, or utilize specific science-backed techniques to live better.

How Does Online Therapy Work?

As we just explained, in both in-person and online therapy, your counselor will create a plan for treatment based on your unique needs. Still, one major difference remains between the two: in the latter, you work with your counselor virtually.

If you decide to pursue online counseling at Thriveworks, you can choose to have your sessions over the phone or video chat. Both are effective options, but some people prefer one over the other. 

For example, if you are feeling nervous about counseling, telephone sessions might appeal to you because they feel a little more comfortable. On the other hand, if you value that face-to-face communication, video sessions might appeal to you because it’s more similar to in-person counseling. 

We have seen many clients enjoy and thrive in both video counseling and telephone counseling. Both of these online therapy options are convenient and comfortable. Additionally…

  • They eliminate the commute to the office
  • They allow for greater flexibility
  • They can alleviate one’s nerves

If you’d like to try online therapy, Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA is here and ready to get you scheduled. 

Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks in Charlottesville, VA

If you’ve been thinking about going to counseling but have yet to do so, consider talking to a counselor online. This offers a solution to many of the obstacles that prevent one from scheduling their first appointment.

Thriveworks Counseling in Charlottesville, VA has online therapy appointments available now. In addition to working with a skilled and caring counselor from the comfort of home, you can look forward to premium counseling benefits, including:

  • Weekend and evening appointments
  • Scheduling support, 7 days a week
  • Access to your provider between sessions
  • Exclusive video and ebook content
  • Flexible cancellations

We strive to help people live better, and our premium counseling benefits help us do so. To begin experiencing these benefits (and more) for yourself, call our office to schedule your first virtual appointment or book it yourself on this page. Either way, our counselors look forward to meeting 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 Charlottesville therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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5.0 Learn about verified reviews
My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Read more My therapist is absolutely awesome. Doris is thoughtful and caring, and focused on my needs. She remembers practically everything we’ve discussed about my issues, my history, members of my family, and of course the therapeutic issues we have discussed. Her ability to know me and make a meaningful connection is comforting and productive.
Robert Feb 2024 verified review

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Getting here

We share a building with Charlottesville Title Agency, Wilkinson Wealth Management, and the office of Martin Wren, personal injury lawyer. Our building is at the intersection of Locust Ave and E High St. There is also a USPS Collection Box at this location. On either sides of the street is Children Youth and Family Services and CFA Institute.

Phone number

(434) 443-6493

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