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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +18 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, +6 more

I genuinely care about helping people to explore their potential and discover contentment and equilibrium.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +3 more

When working with clients, my desire is to provide a warm, welcoming environment where they feel comfortable discussing anything.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +9 more

I understand the issues and stereotypes that are placed on the average woman in today's environment.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +20 more
Anger, Self Esteem, Stress, Relationships, Anxiety, +1 more

As a clinician, my goal is to provide a client-centered approach in order to identify the individual barriers and changes needed to have a fulfilling ... As a clinician, my goal is to provide a client-centered approach in order to identify the individual barriers and changes needed to have a fulfilling and meaningful life. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, +3 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +4 more
Addiction, Trauma / PTSD

As a heterosexual African American male, I understand the issues of trauma/PTSD, general DSM-5-related mental disorders, and testing / evaluation.

Stephanie Richardson

Hear from Stephanie Richardson, 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 therapy is dialectical behavior therapy. I prefer dialectical behavior therapy because it empowers the individual to understand their feelings and accept their feelings, even if the feeling is uncomfortable. Dialectical behavior therapy also helps the individual understand how to communicate their feelings to others and cope with their discomfort in a healthy and helpful way.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

I teach the following tools in online therapy:

  • Mindfulness: being in the present moment, most importantly without judgment of yourself, others, or the situation
  • Emotional regulation: identifying and naming differing severity levels of emotion
  • Distress tolerance: learning how to cope with painful events and experiences in healthy and helpful ways
  • Interpersonal effectiveness: developing the skills needed to communicate boundaries and set expectations within an individual’s relationships
  • Cognitive reframing: identifying the thought contributing to an unpleasant emotion, determining the accuracy of the thought, and changing the thought if necessary to one that fits the evidence

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy when they can acknowledge and sit with uncomfortable emotions, both in and out of therapy. Learning how to identify a feeling and cope with that feeling is challenging, but being able to actively experience the feeling in the moment and without judgment is major!

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

Clients can supplement their time in online therapy with reflection and self-care. The majority of progress that a person will make happens outside of therapy. An individual may leave a therapy session feeling intense emotion, but the real work begins when they decide what to do with that feeling. Many clients report activities such as journaling, meditation, spending time with loved ones, or doing something to make themselves feel good can be essential to therapy being effective.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first online therapy session, make sure you are in a quiet and private location with a secure internet connection! You will want to ensure you have as few distractions as possible to allow yourself to focus and concentrate on the session. Come into your first session with an open mind and a few goals you would like to accomplish through your time in therapy. I also find it helpful to tell the important people in your life you are taking this step. It may help ease some of the anxiety and it may be surprising to learn who in your social support network has been to therapy themselves!

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 Greensboro, 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?

Sometimes, we feel like complete failures: We’re overwhelmed by stress at work and feel like a failure; we forget about our significant other’s birthday and feel like a failure; we exhibit symptoms of depression, despite our best ability to stay happy, and feel like a failure. We could go on and on, but the general gist is that we’re too hard on ourselves. It’s normal to struggle mentally and emotionally, despite our best efforts. It’s time to normalize not being okay and reaching out for help when we need it.

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” –B.F. Skinner

If you are struggling and acknowledge that you could benefit from working with a professional, experienced third party with mental health expertise, consider working with a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks —either in-person or online! Online counseling is here to help those who are looking for a more convenient option. To schedule your online counseling appointment at Thriveworks in Greensboro, give us a call. Or, keep reading to learn more.

What Is Online Counseling? What Are My Options?

The definition of online counseling is pretty self-explanatory: instead of attending counseling in-office, you get to meet with your counselor via virtual means. This might mean talking to your counselor on the phone for 90 minutes every other week, meeting with them in a video session for 60 minutes every Monday, or emailing with them back and forth every now and then. As with in-person counseling, the specifics can vary from person to person. The major takeaway here, though, is that in online counseling you can attend your sessions right from home.

Here at Thriveworks in Greensboro, we offer two main forms of online counseling: telephone counseling and video counseling. Both involve setting a day and time to meet with your counselor, whether that’s over the phone or on a video call. The major difference between the two is that in telephone counseling, that face-to-face factor is eliminated. Therefore, if that face-to-face time with your counselor is important, video counseling might be the right option for you. Regardless of which you choose, our online counselors will be happy to meet with you and to help you overcome the challenges that are prevalent in your life.

How Is Online Counseling Beneficial?

If you are between in-person and online counseling, unsure which option is right for you, know that this decision varies greatly from person to person. That said, you should make yourself aware of the online counseling benefits that you might not experience in in-person counseling. These include

  • Convenience and comfort
  • Greater reliability
  • Flexible scheduling

Obviously, many people find online counseling to be more convenient and comfortable than in-person counseling. Why? Because they get to attend from the convenience and comfort of home or wherever else they prefer! Additionally, online counseling often offers greater reliability, meaning that you don’t have to worry about having to call in to reschedule or cancel your appointment due to unforeseeable events such as standstill traffic. Also, clients often have many scheduling options when it comes to online counseling.

Long story short, there are benefits that you might find in online counseling that you don’t get to enjoy in in-person counseling. That said, both in-person and online counseling are valuable services and have proven to help people work through challenging probems. So, in our opinion, you can’t go wrong with either.

Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks in Greensboro, NC

In summary, online counseling might be the solution that you’ve been looking for. Not only is online counseling a convenient approach to counseling, but it often comes with flexible scheduling options and greater reliability. For example, you don’t have to worry about sitting hour-long traffic or debate rescheduling your appointment due to bad weather. You need only make sure you have access to a phone, computer, or another device, and reliable phone service or internet connection.

Do you feel ready to start working with a counselor? We couldn’t be happier! If you decide to work with one of our online counselors, know that you will receive dedicated care from a provider with the right skills and experience to help you. Now, to schedule your first appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Greensboro, simply call our office. Our scheduling specialists will be here, ready to get you all set up.

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 Greensboro therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • 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 Greensboro
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 Learn about verified reviews
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I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Read more I am very impressed with Rikki Hester. She is very professional and has a warm caring manner. I look forward to our weekly sessions.
Ellen Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am pleased with my therapist at Thriveworks.
Vicki Feb 2024
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★★★★★
I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Read more I am very happy with my work with Dr. Yelverton. She understands my cultural background which helps a lot. I can work well with her. I've made significant progress with help.
Laura Feb 2024
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★★★★
Therapist listen and don't judge.
jayzabel Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Karen is a very good listener. I feel she has helped with me with problem solving in my life.
Greensboro Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Read more I’ve worked with Travis Bittle and she is an excellent clinician. She is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of experience in the mental health field. Client care and ethics are very important to her. She’s awesome!!
Greensboro Dec 2020
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★★★★★
Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Read more Travis Bittle is a great clinician, she is caring and understanding. She goes above and beyond to ensure you are comfortable and understand what you are going through.
Greensboro Dec 2020
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★★★★
The first session seemed kind of unproductive but it's cool.
Greensboro Mar 2017
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greensboro can be found right before Battleground Ave and Westridge Road meet, immediately west of Country Park. Our office shares a building with Berky Orthodontics and MetLife, and is across the street from McDonalds. The closest bus stops are Battleground/Westridge and Battleground/Southeastern Eye.

Phone number

(336) 891-3857

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • Hindi
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  • English
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