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794 people sought online therapy help at Columbus 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

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Carelon, +20 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +9 more

I am a present-focused, client centered therapist with experience treating anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, and... I am a present-focused, client centered therapist with experience treating anxiety, trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, and OCD. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

As a woman of color, I am a culturally attuned counselor who values your unique experiences, providing support and empowerment tailored to your journe... As a woman of color, I am a culturally attuned counselor who values your unique experiences, providing support and empowerment tailored to your journey. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

At an early age I became aware that helping others was a passion of mine and something I wanted to share with others.

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 Columbus, OH 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?

Our community has been hit hard by the Coronavirus outbreak. Maybe you’ve self-isolating or are worried about a loved one contracting the virus. Maybe your kids are going stir-crazy and you’re starting to feel apt to join them, or maybe your previous mental health conditions are being triggered by the uncertainty of the time. Whatever you’re facing, Thriveworks Columbus is here to take a stand with our community. We want you to know:

You are not alone.

With the news pouring in on every side, that can be hard to believe. But it’s true:

You are not alone. You’re strong and together we will get through this.

Thriveworks Columbus, OH has seen the strength and kindness of this community a thousand times over. It is a scary time. We don’t know what will happen, but we do know that with the right support, encouragement, and kindness, we can get through this stronger than before. Thriveworks Columbus is proud to be apart of that community effort.

While you’re taking care of loved ones, supporting our community, and fighting in your own powerful way, Thriveworks Columbus wants to remind you that now is also the time to take care of your own mental health. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other mental health concerns are on the rise during Coronavirus panic. Some are experiencing these symptoms for the first time. Others are seeing a relapse in symptoms they thought were behind them. Both situations can make quarantine even more isolating and scary.

No one can fight your battles, but Thriveworks Columbus is intent on making sure you are fully equipped with the right tools and have unconditional support as you do. Our counselors now offer online counseling so you can receive support, professional guidance, and encouragement without leaving the safety and comfort of your home.

What Is Online Counseling? Why Is Online Counseling Effective?

Thriveworks Columbus recommends getting your news from reputable sources. The Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and your local government are sources we recommend getting your news from and follow their protocols. Many of those include practicing social distancing and even self-isolating. Online Counseling is Thriveworks Columbus’s way of providing mental health support while also following safety protocols.

Your mental health during this time is important. Isolation has been known to worsen symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. But you are not trapped in the situation you find yourself in. Often all people need to start feeling better is talking with someone. Our counselors practice a client-first mentality which means you will always be the center of our sessions, even with online counseling!

Online counseling is a versatile tool to take care of your mental health during this tumultuous time. Thriveworks Columbus offers insurance-covered therapy in the form of:

  • Video conferencing
  • Phone calls

If you have any questions about how online counseling can help your mental health or how insurance covers it, give Thriveworks Columbus a call today at 614-515-6291.

How to Upkeep Your Mental Health from Home

Online Counseling is a fantastic tool to use to upkeep your mental health, but it is just one in many. Our counselors suggest doing a little something every day to keep your mental state healthy and happy. A few things you can do in quarantine include:

  • Limit the time you watch or read the news: Three, 10-minute sessions from a reputable news source is plenty of time to get caught up on what is going on in the world and locally. Don’t peek outside of those times! Also, sometimes it can help to let all your anxious thoughts flood free during this time. Give your mind complete acceptance to run free. Of course, the most important step after this is to close the news app. Try to go back to thinking rationally and do something that soothes you. Easier said than done, we know. But it is possible, sometimes we just need a little support.
  • Keep up those healthy habits: Yoga, getting outside while practicing social distancing, at-home workout (have you looked at Pinterest’s many suggestions for this?), and trying new meals are great ways to break up the monotony and take care of your physical health, which will always help your mental health.
  • Try something new: Yes, those Netflix shows are calling your name. It’s easy to fall into the same routine when you can’t leave the house. Trying something new is a great way to stimulate underused parts of your brain. Bake an extreme cake, try that woodworking project, or learn how to grow indoor plants!
  • Get creative in how you engage with others: We love the people we’re spending quarantine with, but it’s also important to not neglect your relationships outside of your house. Skype, facetime, and other video call apps allow you to see loved ones wherever they are. This can be a huge mood boost.
  • Don’t forget to live: Yes, the Coronavirus is scary. Yes, the future is uncertain. But you don’t have to stop living. Do something fun at home, start learning a different language, or start a new project. You are more powerful than your anxiety, don’t forget to have fun and live!

Thriveworks Columbus is here to support you in whatever way we can. Online Counseling is one of those ways. If you are feeling like you’re drowning or slipping under the weight of everything that is happening, there is hope. You don’t have to stop living because of the Coronavirus and all it brings. Now is the time to prioritize mental health and the health of our community. Reach out today if you want to schedule an online counseling appointment with Thriveworks Columbus.

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 Columbus therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • HealthSmart Accel

  • HealthSmart PPO

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Self-pay costs at Columbus
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 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
I enjoy my councilor and she is easy to talk to.
Suzanne Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Read more I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Columbus Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Read more I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Read more I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Read more Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Columbus May 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Columbus is located off of Northwest Blvd, just east of the intersection of Northwest Blvd and N Star Rd. Our building is shared by Schultz CPA, neighbored by Star & Northwest Auto Care, and across the street from Buckeye State Bank. The closest bus stop is Northwest Blvd & Stanford Rd.

Phone number

(614) 739-8926

Languages spoken by OH providers

  • English
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