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941 people sought online therapy help at Lynchburg in the last year

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As a counselor, I am excited to work with my clients on their goals and to help them increase overall functioning to where they are able to move forwa... As a counselor, I am excited to work with my clients on their goals and to help them increase overall functioning to where they are able to move forward in life and have the skills needed to handle challenges and symptoms. Read more

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My goal as a counselor is to support my clients in developing practical skills to apply in their day-to-day lives so they can authentically author the... My goal as a counselor is to support my clients in developing practical skills to apply in their day-to-day lives so they can authentically author their narrative. Read more

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I am looking forward to meeting with you to assist you in the healing process.

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Sierra believes that every person is important, unique, and has incredible value.

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Everyone has the right to be heard.

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Starting therapy can be really intimidating; I'm honored you're taking the first step with me.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +21 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

I enjoy forming open and empathetic relationships with my clients and walking with them through their path to healing and actualization.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage, +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

As an experienced therapist, I will work to provide a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment for clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.

Ethan Zehr

Hear from Ethan Zehr, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

My main approach for online therapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) while mixing in the person-centered approach of warmth and non-judgment. I prefer this approach because of the focus on thoughts, feelings, and actions, and the combo of creating a warm and supportive environment for the client and clinician to work together.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

I typically teach the following tools in online therapy:

  • Cognitive distortions: finding the way we distort the truth
  • Gratitude exercise: focusing on the good in our life
  • Thought record: making a list of our negative and positive thoughts per day
  • Mood logs: making a list of the high and low moods per day
  • Mindfulness: using meditation practices
  • Emotional regulation skills: building coping skills to manage feelings

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 the client is feeling better overall, reports better moods, has fewer negative thoughts, develops and uses coping skills, has more energy, is able to make progress on their goals and objectives for therapy, etc.

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

Clients can supplement their time in online therapy with bibliotherapy, finding positive social groups, volunteering, starting hobbies, working on their overall purpose in life, exercising, etc.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can list out your strengths and weaknesses, build a list of coping skills that you already use for negative emotions, journal about what you want to work on in counseling, etc.

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 Lynchburg, VA 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?

Online Therapy Counseling in Lynchburg, VA—Online Therapists and Counselors

Sometimes, working through our problems takes asking for a little help. And while our friends and family members can certainly provide us with assistance and support during difficult times, often, we could benefit greatly from the professional help of a licensed counselor or therapist.

Working with an online counselor at Thriveworks Lynchburg offers flexible scheduling options, sets clients up with skilled providers, and provides the utmost comfort in the therapy process.

If you’re interested in what online therapy could do for you, just give Thriveworks Lynchburg, VA a call or schedule online to begin.

7 Reasons to Try Online Therapy at Thriveworks

Online therapy is a great option for many people, from those who can’t find a qualified counselor nearby to those who are looking for a more convenient option. Here are 7 reasons to try online therapy:

  1. It’s a convenient option. No surprise here. Online counseling offers convenience, as you don’t have to go out of your way to make it to your session. It eliminates the commute time and allows you to attend your session from home (or wherever else you might be).
  2. It’s comfortable, too. On the same note, online counseling offers optimal comfort. You can work with your therapist from the comfort of home, work, your car, or anywhere else that offers a quiet space for you to attend your session.
  3. It’s tested and true. Don’t worry, you aren’t sacrificing or slowing down your progress in therapy if you choose to work with your counselor online. Evidence shows that online therapy can prove just as effective, and in some cases, even more effective than in-person counseling.
  4. It’s affordable: Online counseling is an affordable counseling service, too. These days, most major insurance companies will cover online counseling services.
  5. It’s easier to open up: Some people struggle to open up to their therapist. Fortunately, these individuals often find that opening up is possible via virtual means. In other words, they’re able to open up properly over the phone or video chat.
  6. It’s fast and flexible: Online counseling also offers fast, flexible scheduling options. You’ll also have greater flexibility in when you can schedule your appointment. You won’t be limited to daytime sessions.
  7. Reliability: With online counseling, you can trust that external factors like traffic, sickness, and physical disabilities won’t (most likely) get in your way of attending your session. This means you won’t have to go through the process of canceling or rescheduling your therapy appointment.

These are all great reasons to work with an online counselor. If these benefits intrigue you, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Lynchburg.

Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks Lynchburg, VA

We think that online counseling could be a great option for you. If you’re interested in the value and benefits you could find in online therapy, reach out to Thriveworks Lynchburg, VA today.

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 Lynchburg therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Lynchburg
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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My therapist has helped me a lot and I'm going to continue with my session to approve myself even more
Read more My therapist has helped me a lot and I'm going to continue with my session to approve myself even more
Natasha Feb 2024
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★★★★★
It was so difficult to find a therapist my daughter liked. So glad I made the initial call to Thriveworks. She was matched to a therapist that she finally talks to! She liked her so much that now my oldest daughter and I use her therapist as well. We love Lora!
Read more It was so difficult to find a therapist my daughter liked. So glad I made the initial call to Thriveworks. She was matched to a therapist that she finally talks to! She liked her so much that now my oldest daughter and I use her therapist as well. We love Lora!
Shannon Feb 2024
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★★★★★
It been comforting talking to someone who understands what you are going through.
Holly Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Lynn Lemmon is a wonderful therapist! I feel so comfortable with her!
Amy Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Kim is the absolute best counselor! She is very kind and caring and adapts to whatever works best for you personally. She does not use the typical counselor answers or “by the book” responses. She talks to you like you are a real person. She always make me feel like the things that I am going through are important and the feelings are valid. She provides a completely judgement free zone to talk about anything that is needed. She understands that things take time and she does not force you to talk about anything. She allows you to process in your own time. She has a way of working with me that allows me to fully trust her. Kim has a heart of Gold! You can tell throughout your sessions with her that this is more than just a job for her. You feel legitimately cared for by her. You can tell that she genuinely wants to help you to move through the things that are holding you back in life. She’s very encouraging and reassuring. Her genuine compassion and encouragement helps me feel like I am actually important and deserving of growth. I would highly recommend Kim as your counselor if you are looking for someone who will make you feel valued and heard and not like you are just another name on their client list! She has definitely made a huge impact on my life!
Read more Kim is the absolute best counselor! She is very kind and caring and adapts to whatever works best for you personally. She does not use the typical counselor answers or “by the book” responses. She talks to you like you are a real person. She always make me feel like the things that I am going through are important and the feelings are valid. She provides a completely judgement free zone to talk about anything that is needed. She understands that things take time and she does not force you to talk about anything. She allows you to process in your own time. She has a way of working with me that allows me to fully trust her. Kim has a heart of Gold! You can tell throughout your sessions with her that this is more than just a job for her. You feel legitimately cared for by her. You can tell that she genuinely wants to help you to move through the things that are holding you back in life. She’s very encouraging and reassuring. Her genuine compassion and encouragement helps me feel like I am actually important and deserving of growth. I would highly recommend Kim as your counselor if you are looking for someone who will make you feel valued and heard and not like you are just another name on their client list! She has definitely made a huge impact on my life!
Lynchburg Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Working with Dr. Tiffany Stephens has been so helpful! She is very approachable, easy to talk to, and genuinely cares about concerns and circumstances. She can help think through problems and works toward a better outlook and teaching real skills that help toward calmness and strength in the midst of complicated issues. She helps teach courage to be vulnerable in the moment, so I can learn patterns and work at replacing them with more healthy ones— her style of preparing clients to approach things differently makes all the difference when difficulty arises. I feel safe and confident (but not tight and overly-clinical) when talking with her. I absolutely recommend working with her if you are working toward a better you!
Read more Working with Dr. Tiffany Stephens has been so helpful! She is very approachable, easy to talk to, and genuinely cares about concerns and circumstances. She can help think through problems and works toward a better outlook and teaching real skills that help toward calmness and strength in the midst of complicated issues. She helps teach courage to be vulnerable in the moment, so I can learn patterns and work at replacing them with more healthy ones— her style of preparing clients to approach things differently makes all the difference when difficulty arises. I feel safe and confident (but not tight and overly-clinical) when talking with her. I absolutely recommend working with her if you are working toward a better you!
Lynchburg Dec 2021
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★★★★★
Dr. Tiffany Stephens is an amazing therapist. She is engaging as well as empathetic. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone looking for a highly skilled and compassionate therapist.
Read more Dr. Tiffany Stephens is an amazing therapist. She is engaging as well as empathetic. I highly recommend Tiffany for anyone looking for a highly skilled and compassionate therapist.
Lynchburg Sep 2021
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★★★★★
Bryan Hunsley has been a great help in providing counseling to myself and my husband! He begins our ZOOM sessions on time. Bryan is great at his job in that he is easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. His feedback is even tempered (appropriate, positive and welcoming), plus clear and easy to understand. My husband and I feel that Bryan provides sensitive care and treats us both with ultimate respect! He is flexible in that he can easily switch gears according to the urgency of our needs for any particular session and is quick to offer any needed support between sessions. He provides a professional high quality of care that is also relaxing and informative. I am more than satisfied with his services being provided and find myself looking forward to the next session! Bryan has and continues to strengthen our marital wellness with his superb counseling expertise!
Read more Bryan Hunsley has been a great help in providing counseling to myself and my husband! He begins our ZOOM sessions on time. Bryan is great at his job in that he is easy to talk to and nonjudgmental. His feedback is even tempered (appropriate, positive and welcoming), plus clear and easy to understand. My husband and I feel that Bryan provides sensitive care and treats us both with ultimate respect! He is flexible in that he can easily switch gears according to the urgency of our needs for any particular session and is quick to offer any needed support between sessions. He provides a professional high quality of care that is also relaxing and informative. I am more than satisfied with his services being provided and find myself looking forward to the next session! Bryan has and continues to strengthen our marital wellness with his superb counseling expertise!
Lynchburg Sep 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Lynchburg is located on Jefferson St. in the heart of the downtown area. The James River runs directly behind our building, which we share with Zola’s Beauty Studio and Stimulus Adverstising and Web Design.

Phone number

(434) 771-0495

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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