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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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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

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, +20 more
Stress, Life Transition, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, +1 more

As John Steinbeck once wrote, “The best-laid plans of mice and men do often go astray; “ please allow me to use my professional experience to help... As John Steinbeck once wrote, “The best-laid plans of mice and men do often go astray; “ please allow me to use my professional experience to help you help yourself to successfully navigate through life’s changes. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

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, +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +13 more

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 Joliet, 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.

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The psychotherapist David Richo once stated, “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us.” He’s absolutely right, but when we’re alone with our feelings, staring into a gaping emotional wound might not sound that inviting. That’s why we conduct these explorations of ourselves and our pasts alongside compassionate, nonjudgmental, helpful guides. These expert guides are mental health professionals like therapists and counselors. 

But it’s not always easy to fit therapy into your schedule. Online counseling at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL is a way to talk to a licensed mental health provider from the comfort of your own home in a way that’s secure, safe, affordable, and convenient. Uninsured residents can access Thriveworks’ mental health services here, while residents with insurance can schedule an appointment here (where any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered).

Is Online Counseling Just as Effective as In-person Counseling?

Studies have shown that online counseling can achieve the same beneficial outcomes as in-person counseling. Though, of course, not all online counseling sessions are created alike. At Thriveworks in Joliet, IL, fully licensed mental health providers like licensed professional counselors (LPCs), social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists offer full-length therapy sessions of the same high quality as in-person sessions. The only major difference is your location. Through secure video conferencing, you and your counselor can still read each other’s nonverbal cues. You can develop rich, fruitful relationships without ever meeting in person. 

Other benefits of online counseling at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL include the following:

  • You can attend therapy sessions without needing to take hours off work to go to and from your appointment.
  • You can often attend online counseling sessions on evenings or weekends, when a clinic is normally closed for business.
  • You can meet with your provider even if one of you is traveling. 
  • You may feel more comfortable talking about your life on your own couch, in familiar settings.
  • You can save time, energy, and money by not having to commute to a therapy office. 
  • You can pick and choose from a wider variety of counselors in your state, not just in your immediate geographic area. 
  • You can attend sessions even if you’re having mobility issues due to a physical or psychiatric issue.

Do Online Psychiatrists Accept Health Insurance?

The licensed online therapists at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL work with insurance companies to get you coverage for your sessions. At Thriveworks, we believe that sessions with a licensed therapist should be affordable. If your insurance doesn’t cover our online therapy services, then we offer competitive out of pocket costs. You can meet with any number of mental health professionals through the online therapy platform at Thriveworks, including the following:

  • Psychologists (PsyDs or PhDs), who use evidence-based psychotherapy interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Licensed professional counselors (LPCs)
  • Licensed social workers (LCSWs and LMSWs))
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), who provide family therapy and/or couples therapy
  • Substance abuse and drug addiction counselors

How Do Online Counseling and Therapy Help?

Both traditional therapy and online counseling help with the same issues, in similar ways. At Thriveworks in Joliet, IL, our staff helps match you with a therapist who specializes in your issue. There are countless mental health and behavioral health conditions as well as life issues that our therapists can help you manage. You also may not know exactly what you want to talk about; you just know that you need someone to listen. Our therapists and counselors are adept at offering guidance and support in any of the following areas, and many more:

  • Major depression
  • Postpartum depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Difficult life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Panic attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality and gender issues
  • Prescribed medication management
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-sabotaging behaviors
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention difficulties and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Anger management
  • Stress
  • Parenting concerns
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)

Online Counseling with Licensed Providers at Thriveworks in Joliet, IL

Unlike some companies where online counseling is code for text messaging services or live chats, Thriveworks in Joliet, IL offers comprehensive therapy sessions of the same exceptional quality as in-person therapy. Clients meet with their provider face to face via a secure video link. They can also reach out to their Thriveworks provider by phone or email between sessions.

If you’re ready to take the first step toward seeing a therapist. Uninsured residents can access Thriveworks’ mental health services here, while residents with insurance can schedule an appointment here (where any out-of-pocket expenses will be covered).

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 Joliet therapists and counselors accept 26 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 Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Choice Care (Humana)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Joliet
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

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I had 6 or 7 sessions with Nancy Fredricks. A lovely lady. However, I had to end my sessions with her. I started becasue I was going through a depression,which was not normal for me. I had never had councelling on my own before. I'd had marriage councelling, but never individual councelling. Nancy did not ask a lot of questions or offer much in the way of practical solutions. Also, Nancy spends a lot of time scratching her head. I'm not sure what her condition is, but it is very distracting to watch during a therapy session. I'm not saying that talking to Nancy didn't help me. But it was not offering enough of a value that I would continue on with it. I wish her a lot of success in the future.
Read more I had 6 or 7 sessions with Nancy Fredricks. A lovely lady. However, I had to end my sessions with her. I started becasue I was going through a depression,which was not normal for me. I had never had councelling on my own before. I'd had marriage councelling, but never individual councelling. Nancy did not ask a lot of questions or offer much in the way of practical solutions. Also, Nancy spends a lot of time scratching her head. I'm not sure what her condition is, but it is very distracting to watch during a therapy session. I'm not saying that talking to Nancy didn't help me. But it was not offering enough of a value that I would continue on with it. I wish her a lot of success in the future.
Linda Jan 2024
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★★☆☆☆
Absolutely unbelievable..I would never on my life have thought that the therapist needs a therapist for her own issues with dealing with people and client feedback. I'm very disappointed with nancy Frederick. She is no where qualified to act as a financial advisor or medical doctor and give unprofessional and non solicited advice.
Read more Absolutely unbelievable..I would never on my life have thought that the therapist needs a therapist for her own issues with dealing with people and client feedback. I'm very disappointed with nancy Frederick. She is no where qualified to act as a financial advisor or medical doctor and give unprofessional and non solicited advice.
Anthony Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
I'm so grateful for your help with my son's situation.. he is doing very well. He is happy after every appointment, he feels different and his mind is changing. I don't have the words to say thank you for everything...
Read more I'm so grateful for your help with my son's situation.. he is doing very well. He is happy after every appointment, he feels different and his mind is changing. I don't have the words to say thank you for everything...
Julian Jan 2024
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Joliet is located on Essington Rd., in the Silver Cross Professional Building. This building is right near Rock Run Trail.

Phone number

(779) 243-5677

Languages spoken by IL providers

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