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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 McLean, 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?

Life is completely beautiful and wonderful and I wouldn’t change a thing. Do you agree with this statement? It probably depends on your current circumstances. If you just got a promotion, you’re at a great place with your partner, or have other personal victories to celebrate, you probably do agree with this sentence. If, on the other hand, you just got fired, you’re in a fight with your spouse, or you’re struggling with other personal problems, you probably couldn’t disagree more!

Here is the test to find whether your mission

on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”

–Richard Bach

We all experience highs and lows. Can you agree with this statement? Hopefully, the answer is unequivocally yes. When we encounter the highs it’s easy to feel grateful for the life we’re living, and when we encounter the lows it’s easy to feel pessimistic about life instead. In fact, it’s okay to feel pessimistic about or angry at life, so long as you take proactive steps to climb yourself out of the depths.

Often, we could use a hand to successfully climb out and bury the hole we fell into. This hand might belong to a loved one… but sometimes we need a little extra strength, of which we can find in a mental health professional. If you’re looking for Fairfax counseling, but you’re struggling to book an appointment that works with your schedule, consider working with one of our online counselors at Thriveworks McLean. To schedule your appointment, just call (571) 589-4042.

Fairfax Counseling: Who Can Benefit from Online Counseling?

Here at Thriveworks McLean, we believe that anyone and everyone can benefit from working with a skilled, caring counselor, therapist, or coach. This can be in-person or online! That said, there are some people who might find online counseling particularly beneficial, such as those looking for more flexible scheduling options as well as greater anonymity in therapy. Consider the following examples:

  1. Jen and Troy can’t seem to find a therapist who has availability that fits their needs. They both work 9-5 jobs and can’t possibly leave for 60+ minutes to attend a couples therapy appointment. Fortunately, they find online counseling services, which allow them to attend their session after work hours and from the comfort of home.
  2. Allison knows that she could benefit from working with a counselor, but she wants to keep her decision private and worries that someone she knows will see her walking into the therapy office. Fortunately, she discovers an online therapy opportunity and jumps at the chance to work with a counselor online. Allison doesn’t have to worry about revealing her decision to attend therapy to people in her community.
  3. John is sick of having to cancel and reschedule his therapy appointments. It seems like there’s always something that makes him late or causes him to miss his session, including unpredictable weather and road conditions. The good news is that John finds an online therapy service, makes the switch, and couldn’t be happier with his decision. He’s able to make meaningful progress with his counselor each week, over the phone and via videoconferences.

Do you find yourself in a similar predicament? Are you struggling to find a therapist who has scheduling options that fit your schedule? Are you looking for a counseling option that offers greater anonymity? Are you longing for greater reliability in counseling? Online counseling might be a great option for you. Reach out to Thriveworks McLean to find out more.

Schedule an Online Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks McLean, VA

We’re ready to set you up with one of our skilled, caring providers. These professionals are able to help you in-person or online, depending on your needs and preferences. Just give our Thriveworks McLean, VA office a call at (571) 589-4042 to speak with a scheduling specialist. They can get you all set up for your first online counseling option right away.

Online counseling is the convenient, comfortable, and reliable approach to counseling. If you’re interested in how it might benefit you, schedule your first online counseling appointment today. Our therapists are happy to help you work through your challenges and find the happy side of life again.

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 Virginia therapists and counselors accept 30 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)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield DC | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at McLean
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
My therapist is great. They aren't pushy and just ask questions that get me thinking. I feel like I am getting a little guidance to help me find my own path rather than being lead in a predetermined direction.
Read more My therapist is great. They aren't pushy and just ask questions that get me thinking. I feel like I am getting a little guidance to help me find my own path rather than being lead in a predetermined direction.
Benjamin Jan 2024
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★★★★★
Anna is incredibly respectful, professional, and compassionate. She has a strong dedication to operational and clinical excellence. Anna has proven successful outcomes for clients that she has treated. Anna is extremely knowledgeable with numerous clinics interventions and modalities. Her drive to help others is unmatched, and I believe she would make an excellent addition to the thrive works community.
Read more Anna is incredibly respectful, professional, and compassionate. She has a strong dedication to operational and clinical excellence. Anna has proven successful outcomes for clients that she has treated. Anna is extremely knowledgeable with numerous clinics interventions and modalities. Her drive to help others is unmatched, and I believe she would make an excellent addition to the thrive works community.
McLean Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Anna is wonderful! She brings her kindness, humor and tons of experience to her counseling relationships, and yet in her kind way she also knows when to call it how she sees it in a way that does not make you feel judged and makes you feel understood. Highly recommend.
Read more Anna is wonderful! She brings her kindness, humor and tons of experience to her counseling relationships, and yet in her kind way she also knows when to call it how she sees it in a way that does not make you feel judged and makes you feel understood. Highly recommend.
McLean Jan 2020
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★★★★★
As a colleague, I cannot recommend Anna enough to anyone looking for a therapist. I have worked with Anna for years and trust her completely. Anna is warm, welcoming, and professional. She also has a multitude of experience working with diverse populations and is eclectic in her approach, getting to know her clients and utilizing tools and skills that she know will work best for their situation.
Read more As a colleague, I cannot recommend Anna enough to anyone looking for a therapist. I have worked with Anna for years and trust her completely. Anna is warm, welcoming, and professional. She also has a multitude of experience working with diverse populations and is eclectic in her approach, getting to know her clients and utilizing tools and skills that she know will work best for their situation.
McLean Jan 2020
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★★★★★
Are you looking for an excellent therapist? I cannot recommend Anna Sihon enough. She's open, patient, non-judgemental, has a great sense of humor, and is extremely culturally competent (especially with the Latinx community).
Read more Are you looking for an excellent therapist? I cannot recommend Anna Sihon enough. She's open, patient, non-judgemental, has a great sense of humor, and is extremely culturally competent (especially with the Latinx community).
McLean Dec 2019
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★★★★★
I have worked with Dr. Jonies Thomas over the years in a professional capacity, and have only good things about her. She has an engaging and patient interpersonal style that resonated with our patients. She brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to any interaction, and it is clear that she is passionate about what she does.
Read more I have worked with Dr. Jonies Thomas over the years in a professional capacity, and have only good things about her. She has an engaging and patient interpersonal style that resonated with our patients. She brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to any interaction, and it is clear that she is passionate about what she does.
McLean Jul 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry McLean is located off of Dolley Madison Blvd., at the intersection of Old Chain Bridge Rd and Fleetwood Rd., in Suite 3D-2. We share a building with two real estate agents from Long and Foster Real Estate.

Phone number

(571) 200-5518

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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