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621 people sought online therapy help at Media in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +10 more

Congratulations on the decision to find a therapist to walk with you through one of the more difficult parts of being human.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +10 more

Therapy is an incredible journey of self-discovery and healing. It is my honor to be a part of your journey and support you in identifying and reachin... Therapy is an incredible journey of self-discovery and healing. It is my honor to be a part of your journey and support you in identifying and reaching all of your goals. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +22 more
Addiction, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +9 more

When life’s journey takes twists and turns, I believe that navigating the path with reflection, kindness and self-compassion makes all the differenc... When life’s journey takes twists and turns, I believe that navigating the path with reflection, kindness and self-compassion makes all the difference. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +13 more

I am here to guide you, listen to you, and be there for you on your journey to work on yourself and to help you learn new skills and ways to cope with... I am here to guide you, listen to you, and be there for you on your journey to work on yourself and to help you learn new skills and ways to cope with daily life stressors. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +22 more
Coping Skills, Addiction, Life Transition, Anxiety, Grief / Loss, +1 more

As a clinician, I strive to provide my clients with a warm and supportive atmosphere to learn, navigate, and grow.

Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

Mark: Much like in in-person therapy, my approach to online therapy depends on the needs of the individual client. A benefit I see in online therapy is the increased flexibility and level of access. As therapy can be an intimidating process for some clients, online therapy allows them to meet with a therapist in the comfort of their own home, thus eliminating a potential barrier to treatment.

Andrew: I primarily use acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients meet their treatment goals during online therapy. I particularly enjoy acceptance and commitment therapy as it supports clients in reducing the resistance and avoidance they have to uncomfortable thoughts of feelings and increases the frequency of values-based action, bringing more fulfillment and a higher quality of life.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

Mark: Some of the coping skills that I introduce in online therapy include cognitive behavior skills such as thought restructuring and thought stopping, self-soothing skills such as deep breathing and mindfulness, and other skills depending on an individual client's particular needs.

Andrew: I provide coaching on a variety of tools during therapy, including some of the following:

  • Physical coping skills to reduce the impact of the physical symptoms of emotions on decision-making
  • Cognitive coping skills to more appropriately manage automatic thoughts that impact our emotional decision-making, reducing the need for unhealthy coping skills
  • Cognitive processing skills to help improve a client's awareness of their thoughts and feelings and the impact of history and experience on current concerns
  • Mindfulness skills to assist clients in existing in the present moment, growing observation skills of themselves and their environment, and shifting perspective to a non-judgmental point of view. These skills have a variety of impacts on treatment as a whole.
  • Communication skills to build comfort in communicating emotions and needs in a way that increases the chance for these needs to be met.
  • Action planning to support an increase in the frequency of values-based actions that bring fulfillment, as opposed to short-term relief.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy?

Mark: I know a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy when they draw toward completing objectives set at the beginning of treatment.

Andrew: A client demonstrates progress in therapy through a decrease in avoidance of uncomfortable thoughts or feelings and an increase in the frequency of engaging in values-based action. They also demonstrate comfort and confidence in using the skills coached in therapy without the need for therapy sessions.

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

Mark: To supplement online therapy, I encouraged clients to engage in other wellness activities such as fitness, social connections, and hobbies/interests.

Andrew: I shared with clients that the goal of therapy is not to get good at going to therapy. I encourage clients to practice the skills coached in therapy outside of the session to increase the likelihood these skills are able to be used when needed. I also encourage clients to build a social support network they feel comfortable getting emotional support from, engage in hobbies and interests outside of work/school, and engage in healthy physical habits.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

Mark: To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can complete the consent for service and review your insurance coverage to prepare for possible patient responsibility fees.

Andrew: The most important way a client can prepare for starting online is to bring a mindset that is honest about themselves and their situation, open to new perspectives and feedback, and willing to take suggestions and try new things. Particularly with online therapy, it is important that we have a space where we feel comfortable to be able to talk freely, and have minimal distractions.

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 Media, PA 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 in Media, PA—Work with a Counselor in Phone or Video Counseling

If you’re struggling right now and you think you could benefit from working with an online counselor, reach out to Thriveworks Media, PA online counseling. To schedule your first appointment, just call (610) 808-9923.

We’re here and ready to get started when you are.

What Exactly Is Online Therapy?

Online counseling is simply working with a mental health professional online. Many people decide to try online counseling, due to the following benefits:

  1. It’s convenient and comfortable: Online counseling is undeniably convenient. If you could just attend all of your appointments without leaving the house, wouldn’t you? You can cut out the commute and other inconveniences like bad traffic and poor weather. Additionally, online counseling is a comfortable option too. You can truly attend your session from your bed or couch if you’d like to! And if you choose phone counseling, you have even more mobility.
  2. It’s safe and secure: If your current circumstances require you to stay home right now whenever possible, online counseling allows you to still work with a counselor. You don’t have to sacrifice counseling to take care of your physical health. Take care of your physical and mental health by choosing to attend counseling sessions online.
  3. It’s affordable: Online counseling is also affordable. Gone are the days when insurance didn’t pay for online counseling services. Today, the majority of insurance companies cover video counseling and many are starting to cover phone counseling too. In addition, we have affordable self-pay options here at Thriveworks Media, PA.

Do any of these benefits pique your interest? If so, consider scheduling an online session today. We’re ready to get to work. Just let us know when you want to get started!

How Can Online Counseling Benefit Me?

If you’re worried about whether online counseling is a legitimate, effective service, don’t be. Research shows that online counseling is an effective counseling option and proves beneficial to many people who are battling a number of challenges.

Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks Media, PA

Thriveworks Media counselors, therapists, and psychologists are ready to meet with you over video or telephone. Getting started with online counseling is easy—you don’t have to feel intimidated by technology. Give it a try. Just call Thriveworks Media, PA at (610) 808-9923.

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 Media therapists and counselors accept 40 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Amerihealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Media
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

Thriveworks Media has no reviews yet, but check out these reviews from locations in Pennsylvania.

4.5 Thriveworks Media reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Media is located off of N Jackson St, and our building is in the center of Cooper St., W 6th St., W 7th St., and N Jackson St.

Phone number

(610) 557-1991

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
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