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8,782 people sought online therapy help in Maryland 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

Our therapists in Germantown are booked, but we have 10 other therapists in MD 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 Germantown, MD 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?

Sometimes, the circumstances we find ourselves in require us to reach out for a little help and support. Mental health professionals have the right skills, training, and experience to guide us in these endeavors and achieve optimal living.

Anything that’s human is mentionable and anything that is

mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our

feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”

–Fred Rogers

If you are struggling to navigate your journey—perhaps you’re learning to manage the symptoms of a mental illness, you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, or you’re working through a rough patch with your significant other—consider working with a mental health professional at Thriveworks Germantown, MD. We offer a more convenient alternative to in-person therapy: online therapy.

To schedule your first online therapy appointment at Thriveworks Germantown, MD, just call (240) 949-6808. And to learn more about online counseling, keep reading!

Montgomery Therapy: What Is Online Therapy Counseling?

Online therapy counseling—also known as internet counseling, cyber counseling, teletherapy, and e-counseling—allows people to work with a counselor or therapist over the internet. If you decide to explore online therapy, you can choose to work with your mental health professional via telephone, videoconference, email, online chat, or text message. Some of these options enable you to work with your provider online in real-time, and others offer a more flexible time-delayed format.

A lot of people think that therapy or counseling always involves meeting with a mental health professional in-person. The reality, though, is that people have the option to work with an mental health professional from home, too! And this isn’t a new, revolutionary approach to counseling. In fact, it’s been around since 1982. In 1982, an online self-help group was created, and it has only grown in functionality, prevalence, and popularity.

Is Online Therapy the Right Therapy Option for Me?

Online therapy comes with many benefits, especially those looking for the most convenient counseling option. For example, online therapy isn’t just a convenient alternative to in-person counseling, it’s effective, too. In fact, some people find that online counseling enables them to make the most progress they ever have in therapy—especially if they have a hard time opening up face-to-face. Let’s delve into these and other online therapy benefits below:

  1. Convenience: As we’ve already touched on, online therapy is the convenient option if you’re looking for mental health services. Instead of taking time off work and having to go out of your way to make it to the office, you can attend conveniently from home or wherever else you choose. You just have to make sure you have service or Wi-Fi!
  2. Success: Additionally, you can potentially find just as much if not more success in online therapy! Of course, online isn’t the optimal therapy option for everyone. But many people find that online therapy allows them to make progress with their therapist, while doing so from the comfort and convenience of their home.
  3. Affordability: Online therapy is also an affordable option. In fact, many insurance companies now cover the cost of online mental health services. And if they don’t you can find affordable out-of-pocket options at Thriveworks Germantown, MD.
  4. Reliability: Finally, online therapy offers reliability. You don’t have to worry about bad weather, sickness, traffic, or other external factors hindering your ability to attend your session. You can open your laptop or phone and attend from wherever you are!

Thriveworks Germantown, MD is dedicated to helping people in Montgomery County who are looking for mental health help. We offer various options, including online therapy, to best help all of our clients find the service that best benefits them.

Schedule Online Therapy at Thriveworks Germantown, MD in Montgomery County

Are you looking for a convenient, flexible therapy or counseling option? You’re in the right place. Thriveworks Germantown, MD offers online therapy, which proves to be the most convenient, flexible, and effective option for many of the clients we see. On top of these benefits, we can offer you an online counseling appointment as soon as today or tomorrow.

To schedule your appointment, just give Thriveworks Germantown, MD a call at (240) 949-6808. We can help you schedule your online therapy appointment right now or explore other therapy options that might be right for you. Call us today!

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 Germantown therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Germantown
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 Germantown reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
Read more It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
Germantown Nov 2020
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★★★★★
My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
Read more My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
Read more I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
Read more I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
Read more Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
Germantown Sep 2020
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★★★★★
My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
Read more My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
Germantown Aug 2020
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★★★★★
I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
Read more I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
Germantown Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Thriveworks offers convenient virtual appointments without having to schedule weeks in advance. Janet has provided tools and guidance to help improve communication between my husband and I which has strengthened our relationship. I truly appreciate the work she continues to do with us.
Read more Thriveworks offers convenient virtual appointments without having to schedule weeks in advance. Janet has provided tools and guidance to help improve communication between my husband and I which has strengthened our relationship. I truly appreciate the work she continues to do with us.
Germantown Aug 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Germantown is located in Executive Park Circle on Executive Park Ct. To find our building, turn either left or right (depending on your direction) into Executive Park Cir. from Wisteria Dr., and turn at the third cross street. Our building is across the street from Germantown Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and Seneca Dental Care, and shared by Potomac Nephrology, among other businesses. The closest bus stop is Wisteria Dr. & 17941.

Phone number

(240) 266-9148

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
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Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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