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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 Lakewood, OH 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?

Imagine if Tony Soprano had been given the option of online counseling with his psychiatrist Dr. Melfi. The Sopranos would have been a very different show! Tony could have spoken to his doctor on his laptop from the back room at the Bada Bing!. They could have held telehealth sessions during Tony’s trips to Italy—which might have kept Tony out of trouble. He wouldn’t have had to worry about his fellow mobsters “catching” him going in or out of the therapy office. And Tony never would have met his doomed fellow patient—and his mistress—Gloria Trillo in Dr. Melfi’s waiting room.

But online counseling didn’t seem to be an option in Tony Soprano’s time. Fortunately, it’s a vital option in ours—and it can be a huge advantage when seeing a mental health provider, especially if your day-to-day life already feels fully booked. When you schedule an online counseling session with Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH, you immediately bypass a lot of the usual excuses to seeking therapy:

  • The clinic is too far away
  • I can never find a good time in my busy schedule
  • I hate waiting rooms
  • It’s just too much trouble to see a therapist
  • I can’t afford it
  • It’s too hard for my family members to all be in the same place at once (in the case of family therapy)
  • I feel uncomfortable meeting with someone in-person due to my anxiety

Online sessions at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH, allow you to schedule counseling at your convenience. Thanks to innovations in telehealth, we can work with even the most hectic of schedules. You can even schedule your sessions for evenings or weekends. Medical insurance covers the appointments, same as in-person sessions, and you don’t have to take time out of your day to travel to a clinic. Additionally, the video software that Thriveworks uses is super secure and HIPAA-compliant.

If you’re still reluctant, consider this: Online therapy has been shown to be just as effective as in-person therapy. Consider scheduling an online session at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH today.

Online Counseling and Specialized Treatment Options

When you schedule your counseling session online, you’re not limited geographically to seeing Thriveworks mental health providers within the Cleveland suburbs. You can get matched with the most qualified counselor or psychiatrist who best matches your needs, even if that person is hours away. Thriveworks clients who choose online counseling can focus on a clinician’s specialty or expertise over their location. On their comprehensive online profiles, our top-rated providers might highlight their in-depth training in different fields of mental health, such as:

  • Social anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Life-coaching
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Stress management

It’s never been easier to schedule a session with the right counselor. Our scheduling team will be happy to help you find a mental health provider who is best suited to fulfill your needs.

Online Versus In-Person Counseling

Every client is different, and you may find that you prefer online counseling over in-person counseling, or vice versa, or a blend of both. Online counseling is great for people who have variable routines, or who spend a lot of time traveling for work or pleasure. Even if you go abroad for a month (sounds nice!), you don’t have to miss out on any sessions with your therapist. In-person counseling might keep you engaged a little better if you’re not a computer person, and plus you like the human touch—and the coffee in the waiting room.

The choice is yours. Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH, is here to offer options. In both virtual and in-person counseling sessions, you and your mental health provider can read each other’s nonverbal cues and expressions, which can be extremely important in communication. You’re not just texting back and forth on smart phones. You’re actually talking to each other, live, meaningfully, and responding to each other in real-time.

Discover the Rewards of Online Counseling – Book Your Session at Thriveworks in Lakewood, OH Today

To discover the rewards of online counseling, just call the Thriveworks office in Lakewood, OH. You will reach a human, not a voicemail, and you can learn about all our great benefits, which include:

  • Appointments booked within 24-48 hours
  • Super-flexible cancellation policy
  • Email and phone access to your provider between sessions
  • Free mental health resources like client-only videos and our renowned e-book on depression

Thriveworks can schedule your first appointment with an online therapist in Lakewood, OH, as soon as tomorrow. Just give us a call.

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 Lakewood therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • HealthSmart Accel

  • HealthSmart PPO

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Lakewood is near Salmon Dave’s, off of Detroit and Lake Road. There is also an Einstein Bros Bagels near our office.

Phone number

(216) 238-3622

Languages spoken by OH providers

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