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1,829 people sought online therapy help at Durham in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a online 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, +21 more
Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +6 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
Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Bipolar Disorder, +2 more

As a queer woman and North Carolina native, I understand the unique challenges and resiliency in recognizing and living your true identity.

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, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 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, +21 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Life Transition, Relationships, Anxiety, +2 more

As a woman of color with a background in trauma, I understand that when people face trauma and loss, it can feel like their lives are coming undone.

Laura Harris

Hear from Laura Harris, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

My go to approach for helping people in online counseling is convenience, comfort and paper free. I prefer the benefit in this approach because it allows a person to meet at a time that works best for them, in a comfortable location and allows for the virtual transfer of information in a quick and secure manner.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

A reliable internet connection and operational microphone and video camera are the primary tools that are unique from in-person therapy. I provide the following tools in online counseling:

  • Comprehensive mental health assessment: Integration of a person’s clinically relevant information which can include, symptoms, onset, duration and consequences.
  • Explanation of diagnosis: An account that provides meaning of the disorder as codified in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders (DSM-V).
  • Treatment Plan: Set of steps (interventions) to resolve or minimize the effects of the problem (goal).
  • Positive regard: Accepted for who you are and provided support and care
  • Genuineness: Sincere and honest feelings
  • Congruence: Behaving in way consistent with true feelings
  • Active listening: Listen and asking questions to understand what is going on and how it affects you emotionally
  • Empathetic understanding: An ability to grasp the feelings of another

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in online counseling when they are achieving measurable objectives in route to their goal. Therapists generally rely on SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Limited) goals. When we can specifically identify what needs to occur to know that a goal is being met then we are better able to measure progress!

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

Clients can supplement their time in online counseling by practicing skills learned in therapy, ensuring that their therapeutic goals align with area of need, completing homework assignments, identifying and providing topics for session as well as identifying and disclosing meaningful events and if unsure asking.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first online counseling session, you can schedule your appointment at a time when you will not be interrupted. Prepare for your appointment by finishing paperwork in advance, ensure that you have a stable connection and microphone and camera work. It is helpful to bring a notebook and writing device for note taking. Plan to discuss your current issue, history and goals. Try to be as transparent when discussing intention and issues and ask questions on things you are unsure about.

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 specific needs and with whom 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 Durham, 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?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could attend your therapy appointment from home? Guess what, you can! At least when it comes to therapy, counseling, and life coaching at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC. If you struggle to make it to the office for your counseling appointment or you’ve been defeated by other problems that stand in your way of mental health help, give online therapy a try.

I cannot stand the words, ‘Get over it.’ All of us are under

such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down.

Don’t allow other to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that

may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime—and that’s okay.”

–Beau Taplin

Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC offers online therapy, which proves to be the most beneficial option for many of our clients. If you think that you could benefit from online therapy, reach out today to schedule your appointment. Just call (919) 629-3854 and our scheduling team will do the rest. We look forward to the chance to meet you.

What Is Online Therapy? What Are the Benefits?

Online therapy is the convenient, comfortable option. This allows people who lead busy lives to work therapy or counseling into their schedule. How do people have time for online therapy, but not in-person counseling, you ask? Online therapy means that you can attend your therapy session from anywhere you want or need to attend from. In addition to being able to attend from the comfort of your own home, you can also attend from your car, a local coffee shop, or wherever else your schedule allows. This cuts out the time that it takes to travel to your local therapy office and back.

In addition to convenience and comfort, the most well-known online therapy benefits, online counseling offers:

  1. Flexibility: Generally, you’ll be able to schedule your online therapy appointment with greater flexibility than you will an in-person counseling appointment. You’ll more likely be able to schedule an evening or weekend session as well as a session right on the spot, if you choose to work with a therapist or counselor online.
  2. Reliability: Additionally, online counseling offers reliability. In other words, you can rely on having your session, despite an illness, physical disability, bad weather, traffic, and other circumstances that might cause you to cancel or reschedule an in-person counseling session.

Online therapy is the most comfortable, convenient, flexible, and reliable therapy option for many people. If you’re interested in working with a therapist online, give Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC a call today. Our team is ready to step up and help!

How Can Online Therapy Help Me?

Now that we understand the primary benefits of online therapy—the comfort, convenience, flexibility, and reliability—you might be wondering what challenges an online therapist can help you with. Online therapy is based in talk therapy, which means that it can help you address a range of mental health challenges. These include:

  • Symptoms of a mental illness, like depression or anxiety
  • Low self-esteem problems
  • Loneliness and social isolation
  • Mental challenges of a physical disability
  • Grief and loss after the passing of a loved one
  • Relationship issues, like jealousy
  • Lack of success and fulfillment at work

And we’ve just started to scrape the surface. As with in-person counseling, online therapy can help people address, manage, and resolve many problems that are standing in their way of living the life they long for. If you’re interested in working with a therapist online, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling Durham, NC today. We have online therapists on staff who are ready to meet with you on the phone, videoconference, or email/text messaging.

Work with an Online Therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC

If you acknowledge the need for therapy or believe that could benefit from talking to a skilled, caring counselor, therapist, or coach, you are in the right place. Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC has a team of skilled professionals who are ready to help you achieve a happier, healthier life.

We’re ready to help you whenever you are ready to begin. To schedule your appointment, all you have to do is give us a call at (919) 629-3854. Then, we can set you up with an online therapist who will be able to help you manage your mental illness symptoms, address your low self-esteem, overcome loneliness, and work through other mental roadblocks.

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 Durham therapists and counselors accept 25 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 Durham
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

4.8 Thriveworks Durham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Mindi Perry has extensive education, experience, techniques, etc. Mindi was my supervisor a few years ago. She would help me as we did Family Therapy and I was learning from her. I never left a session without being amazed. She cares deeply for the well-being of others, she does not judge, and she is the best listener I have ever met! She is truly authentic and genuine which is why you will feel completely at ease within moments of meeting her. She’s kind and funny but not at anyone’s expense. Simply put, she’s just a great human. You will be glad you have her in your corner.
Read more Mindi Perry has extensive education, experience, techniques, etc. Mindi was my supervisor a few years ago. She would help me as we did Family Therapy and I was learning from her. I never left a session without being amazed. She cares deeply for the well-being of others, she does not judge, and she is the best listener I have ever met! She is truly authentic and genuine which is why you will feel completely at ease within moments of meeting her. She’s kind and funny but not at anyone’s expense. Simply put, she’s just a great human. You will be glad you have her in your corner.
Durham Nov 2021
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★★★★★
I worked with Abena Bediako as a Victim Advocate when she was the contract CIT clinician at our local police department. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of therapy and crisis intervention. She is tremendously receptive to your needs and ideas, and always provides great insights when problem solving. Abena is very easy to work with and always encouraged my creativity in developing community outreach projects that addressed the needs of special populations within our community. Abena is a wonderful person to work with and makes you comfortable in addressing problems by encouraging you to be part of the solution.
Read more I worked with Abena Bediako as a Victim Advocate when she was the contract CIT clinician at our local police department. She is very knowledgeable in every aspect of therapy and crisis intervention. She is tremendously receptive to your needs and ideas, and always provides great insights when problem solving. Abena is very easy to work with and always encouraged my creativity in developing community outreach projects that addressed the needs of special populations within our community. Abena is a wonderful person to work with and makes you comfortable in addressing problems by encouraging you to be part of the solution.
Durham Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Madina has been so helpful to me in working through anxiety! She’s very straightforward, and has allowed me to see patterns that have really impacted how I’m living in the world, and to start to challenge them. I can honestly say that I have changed more in the year I’ve been seeing her than in decades of previous therapy experiences. She is an exceptional mental health professional!
Read more Madina has been so helpful to me in working through anxiety! She’s very straightforward, and has allowed me to see patterns that have really impacted how I’m living in the world, and to start to challenge them. I can honestly say that I have changed more in the year I’ve been seeing her than in decades of previous therapy experiences. She is an exceptional mental health professional!
Durham Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Anthony has been the most helpful counselor I’ve met. I’d definitely refer friends and family to him.
Read more Anthony has been the most helpful counselor I’ve met. I’d definitely refer friends and family to him.
Durham Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Dr. Lundy proved to be everything I had heard about her abilities to connect, relate and counsel individuals who had been broken during life's journey. She maintained her professionalism throughout our sessions even when I was a total wreck. She was a Godsend and I thank her for all she has done to help me.
Read more Dr. Lundy proved to be everything I had heard about her abilities to connect, relate and counsel individuals who had been broken during life's journey. She maintained her professionalism throughout our sessions even when I was a total wreck. She was a Godsend and I thank her for all she has done to help me.
Durham Sep 2019
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★★★★★
I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have had the pleasure of working alongside Giles Christman. Giles is an outstanding therapist, which his clients can attest to- but what I'd like to provide feedback on is what clients don't see. Giles goes above and beyond to identify resources for each client's need(s), including assisting the client in overcoming any barriers in accessing those resources. Giles exemplifies a holistic, compassionate therapist- I highly recommend him to assist you on your wellness journey.
Read more I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have had the pleasure of working alongside Giles Christman. Giles is an outstanding therapist, which his clients can attest to- but what I'd like to provide feedback on is what clients don't see. Giles goes above and beyond to identify resources for each client's need(s), including assisting the client in overcoming any barriers in accessing those resources. Giles exemplifies a holistic, compassionate therapist- I highly recommend him to assist you on your wellness journey.
Durham Sep 2019
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★★★★★
I have been speaking with Dulcie for a few months now and i have found her advice and coaching to be extremely helpful. Since I have started working with Dulcie i have found myself to be able to identify situations and reasonably work through them in a better manner. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of life guidance.
Read more I have been speaking with Dulcie for a few months now and i have found her advice and coaching to be extremely helpful. Since I have started working with Dulcie i have found myself to be able to identify situations and reasonably work through them in a better manner. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of life guidance.
Durham Jul 2019
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★★★★★
"Dr. Dee" listened and helped me through what I felt was the most difficult time in my life...divorce. Her guidance and words of encouragement inspired me to continue to be strong and move forward. Thanks for much Dr. Dee!
Read more "Dr. Dee" listened and helped me through what I felt was the most difficult time in my life...divorce. Her guidance and words of encouragement inspired me to continue to be strong and move forward. Thanks for much Dr. Dee!
Durham Jul 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Durham is located off Fayetteville Road, in the Sutton Station shopping center, next to Regional Pediatrics. We currently share a building with Nantucket Grill and Bela Trio Day Spa. Parking is located in front of the building and around the complex.

Phone number

(919) 642-4903

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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