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44,039 people sought online therapy help in Texas in the last year

Discover how starting online therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +35 more
Military / Veteran, Behavioral Issues, Relationships, Depression

I do my best to approach every client with a non-judgmental, and inviting approach to identify issues and help work towards long-lasting solutions.


APEX Memorial Hermann, ARIA | Covenant Management Systems, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +13 more
Behavioral Issues, Addiction, Relationships, Anxiety

I'm a firm believer in the power of positive thinking and a goal of progress as opposed to perfection.


Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +34 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transition, Relationships, +2 more

Blaine Stephens

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in online therapy is open communication and honest feedback. I find this creates the best possible outcome for clients in reaching their goals.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

I teach the following tools in online therapy:

  • Cognitive model
  • Gottman’s sound relationship house
  • Karpman triangle
  • Grounding techniques
  • Cognitive reframing

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 begin to challenge old habits/behaviors/thoughts that are keeping them “stuck.”

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

Clients can supplement their time in online therapy with a number of options including self-care and utilization of tools given in therapy sessions.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can create a bullet point list of goals you would like to achieve in therapy, as well as keep an open mind on how to reach those goals.

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 McKinney, TX 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?

Recently, John’s been having difficulty controlling his grief. He and his brother Chris have been inseparable since they were little—and last month when Chris passed away, John was left struggling to cope with the pain. Though people around him do their best to offer comfort, nothing is enough to erase the loss that John feels. While moving on is something that John knows is needed, it seems like an impossible task. And with his busy work schedule, he’s been unable to take the time away from his job that he needs. 

John knows that he should do something about the way his deteriorating mental health is affecting his life. Instead of debating how to avoid facing his grief about losing Chris, John wants to talk to a mental health professional virtually, so that he can alleviate his pain while working or spending time at home. John hopes that by being honest about his feelings and experience, his therapist or counselor will be able to offer him coping strategies to alleviate his pain. 

Like John, you may not have a lot of time on your hands but still are faced with harmful mental health challenges that are testing your limits. At Thriveworks in McKinney, TX we’d like to let you know: There’s no reason to face your obstacles alone. And with the flexibility and convenience of our online therapy options, you can get the personalized, quality care you need with added comfort and convenience.

What Is Online Therapy?

Online therapy is an easier way to talk to a mental health professional—plain and simple. Whether you’re working, sick, watching the kids or on vacation, you can still access your provider from anywhere with a wifi connection. And with Thriveworks in McKinney, TX we go to great lengths to ensure that our online sessions are:  

  • Safe: Our online therapy sessions follow HIPAA guidelines to protect your privacy and information. You can rest assured that Thriveworks values your safety and privacy as much as we do your mental health.
  • Effective: Our online therapy is just as effective for many of our clients as in-person sessions are. Though preference for either will vary between individuals, online therapists still provide the same level of care and support.

Our therapists and counselors are trained to assess the condition of your mental health and offer assistance in identifying coping solutions that fit your lifestyle and needs. And this crucial step in the therapy or counseling process relies on your provider getting open, candid feedback from you. By sharing your experience, you’ll help your provider to understand more about you, what you’re experiencing, and how they can help. 

What Are the Benefits of Talking to an Online Therapist? 

Online therapy is an appealing choice for those who simply want more flexibility and comfort when they’re seeking out and scheduling mental health services. There’s plenty of reasons to schedule a therapy or counseling session virtually, especially if you’d like to: 

  • Remove the anxiety you may feel about talking with your therapist in person 
  • Access the mental health services you need, even if there aren’t any therapists in your immediate area
  • Find time in your schedule to attend appointments 

Meeting virtually with your therapist or counselor can also make it easier to open up to them about what’s bothering you. When you choose to talk with a provider, you’re helping them to spot potential mental health disorders and conditions, which only they can diagnose and treat. Our online therapists and counselors can also help with a variety of mental health concerns and conditions, not limited to: 

  • ADHD 
  • OCD 
  • Depression 
  • Social anxiety 
  • PTSD 
  • Eating disorders

Schedule Online Therapy at Thriveworks in McKinney, TX

Call Thriveworks in McKinney, TX you’ll discover the next-level client experience that thousands of people across the country have already found. To get started, book your initial session online or call our office for assistance. When you pick up the phone, someone from our support team can help guide you through each step of the process. From finding the right provider to setting up your insurance, our support team takes the stress out of scheduling and enrolling. Plus, choosing to become an enrollee offers instant access to a host of great benefits, including: 

  • A free digital copy of our book, “Leaving Depression Behind”, an invaluable guide to addressing your mental health needs 
  • Evening and weekend appointment times 
  • Flexible cancellation options 
  • Email access to your provider as needed in-between appointments
  • Our life coach Q/A 
  • Scheduling availability for weekends and evenings

Better mental health can be a reality—consider whether you could benefit from teaming up with a mental health professional through online therapy at Thriveworks in McKinney, TX. Online therapy offers a simple and effective way to get the help you need, on your own terms. You can thrive—we can help. 

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 McKinney therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

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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 McKinney is located in the same building as Center of Pelvic Excellence, Genesis Back & Neck, Landry Odom of Allstate Insurance, and Peggy S, Breeding CPA PLLC Tax Services. We are near the intersection of S Stonebridge Drive and Cascades Drive. We are also near the intersection of S Stonebridge Drive and S Custer Road, and near this intersection is a plaza which contains Texas Pediatric Dentistry, Play Street Museum McKinney, Sweet Art Bakery and Cafe, All About U hair Salon, Stonebridge Cleaners, and Stonebridge Ranch Dentistry.

Phone number

(469) 949-3896

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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