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3,590 people sought online therapy help in Illinois in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Elmhurst are booked, but we have 31 other therapists in IL available for an online or in-person 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 Elmhurst, IL 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?

Most people will admit that mental health is important but making it a priority is another matter entirely. How often do you let self-care habits fall to the wayside when work or family responsibilities get in the way? When someone asks how you’re doing, how often do you simply say you’re fine, even when you’re not

If you find yourself struggling with a mental health issue, you don’t have to go it alone. At Thriveworks, our licensed mental health professionals can help you get to the heart of your problems and chart a healthy path forward. And with our remote therapy services, you don’t even have to visit our office to get the benefit of speaking to a mental health expert.

In fact, here are three reasons you may prefer Thriveworks’ online therapy services:

  • It can be more convenient: Just pick up the phone or open a video chat, wherever you happen to be. You can take a therapy appointment from your home office, your bedroom, or your kitchen table.
  • It can take less time out of your day: No commute. No traffic. A 45-minute appointment really only takes 45 minutes of your day.
  • It can be more comfortable: Talking about difficult topics can feel tough at first but doing so from the comfort of your home can help ease you into the process.

Plus, with years of research showing the efficacy of remote therapy options, it’s easy to see why they have become so popular in recent years. If you’ve been thinking about finding a therapist but have been putting it off, consider taking advantage of our online counseling services. Give us a call to set up an appointment with a licensed therapist or counselor at Thriveworks in Elmhurst, IL.

Online Counseling: Types of Therapy Offered in Elmhurst

During therapy or counseling, a client speaks with a trained mental health professional about their concerns, symptoms, and challenges. The professional helps the client learn to identify the issues that are causing them distress and find ways to adjust those patterns so they can live a healthier and happier life.

Given that the majority of this interaction happens verbally, many clients find that the process is just as effective when done over the phone or by video. Here are some examples of online therapy services we offer at Thriveworks

  • Depression and anxiety therapy
  • Couples therapy and marriage counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Life coaching
  • PTSD counseling
  • Trauma therapy
  • Sexual assault therapy
  • Family and child therapy
  • Anger and stress management
  • Loss and grief counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • LGBTQ+ counseling
  • Eating disorder counseling

Mental and emotional disorders can feel overwhelming but they don’t have to stop you from living a healthy and fulfilling life. If you need to speak to an online therapist, we’re ready to help at Thriveworks Counseling in Elmhurst, IL.

How Does Remote Therapy Actually Work?

If the idea of sitting down in a therapist’s office and speaking to someone you’ve never met has intimidated you, virtual therapy may be the solution for you. All you need to do is pick up your phone or open a video chat and you’re on your way to improved mental and emotional health.

Video sessions offer the advantage of face-to-face contact. For many people, this is an essential part of building a trusting therapeutic relationship with their counselor. It also offers an experience that most closely resembles traditional therapy. For people who are already accustomed to video chatting, this may be a particularly comfortable option

Phone calls are ideal for someone intimidated by the idea of face-to-face therapy. It also offers other advantages, such as increased mobility, since you don’t need a WiFi connection to speak to your counselor — all you need is a telephone connection.

When it comes to taking charge of your mental health, online therapy makes the process easy. You don’t have to let distance to a counseling center, unreliable transportation, or a busy schedule stop you from getting the help you need. Our licensed online therapists at Thriveworks in Elmhurst, IL are standing by to support you at a time and place that’s comfortable for you.

Schedule an Online Counseling Session at Thriveworks in Elmhurst, IL

At Thriveworks Counseling, we know the power of mental health services to offer real improvement in people’s lives. That’s why we work hard to make our services highly accessible. We accept health insurance from most providers, offer appointments seven days a week, and are flexible when it comes to rescheduling and cancellations. Plus, new clients can often see an online therapist or counselor within 24-48 hours of reaching out for an appointment.

At Thriveworks, we offer an exciting suite of benefits to our clients, such as:

  • Text message support for scheduling and billing
  • Advice from your counselor or therapist between sessions
  • Q&A with a life improvement coach
  • Exclusive video content from mental health experts

If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of virtual therapy, get started by making an appointment online with Thriveworks Counseling in Elmhurst, IL.

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 Illinois therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners IPA

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Kane County

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | HMO - Essential Health Partners Silver Cross

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois BCBS | PPO

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois- Telepsych

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Elmhurst is located at 206 N York St Suite C, Elmhurst, IL 60126, near the intersection of W. 3rd St.

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(630) 454-9810

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