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6,132 people sought online therapy help in California in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Modesto are booked, but we have 13 other therapists in CA available for an online or in-person session.

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 Modesto, CA 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?

Paul loves living and working on a rural, organic farm, but he hates having to drive long distances to the pharmacy and grocery store, so he tends to consolidate all his errands into one trip a week. When he and his long-term girlfriend break up and he finds himself struggling emotionally, Paul doesn’t think therapy is an option. The best mental health clinics are too far away and he doesn’t have time to devote to yet another long-distance errand, even if he knows he could benefit from counseling. What is Paul supposed to do?

Today’s mental health providers know that it’s not always convenient to visit an office or clinic in-person. But times are changing. Modern technology has met the challenges of working remotely, and it has also met the privacy and security concerns of counseling remotely. Booking a session with an exceptional online counselor at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA is a convenient way to reap the rewards of talking to a mental health expert without having to disrupt your daily routine significantly. Paul figured out how to seamlessly integrate online counseling into his life, and now you can, too.

Common Excuses for Not Seeking Help from a Therapist

We humans tend to procrastinate and/or make all kinds of excuses when we want to avoid doing something. And let’s face it: going to therapy for the first time can seem intimidating. Attending in-person therapy sessions can also be legitimately prohibitive for many busy people. But in the era of telehealth and online counseling, these common challenge can be resolved. Consider the following roadblocks and how telehealth can help:

  1. Traveling to my therapy appointments takes too much time out of my busy schedule.
  • Not when your counselor can meet with you online! You don’t even have to leave your couch to get top-rated mental health care from Thriveworks in Modesto, CA. And a counselor can work with your schedule to find a time that suits both of you, even if it’s an evening or weekend.
  1. My family members need to see a family therapist together, but it’s too hard to get us all in one place at the same time.
  • It’s not as hard to schedule family or marriage counseling sessions when you can all be in different places. You and your loved ones can be on opposite sides of the continent and still have therapy together. You just need a smartphone or computer and an internet connection.
  1. Therapy is too expensive. I can’t afford it.
  • Chances are you can afford therapy. Online counseling is healthcare, and most medical insurance will cover it. Plus, sometimes it can be more costly to your relationships, your work, and your life in general if you don’t seek the expert help you need.

How to Get the Most from Online Counseling in Modesto, CA

To get the most out of online counseling, take advantage of its numerous benefits. For instance, when you choose an online counselor for your first mental health appointment, you can be highly selective because you’re not necessarily limited by geography. As you shop around for the best telepsychiatrist, psychologist, or other mental health provider at Thriveworks in Modesto, CA, ask yourself if they have the specific qualities you’re looking for in a counselor. For instance, do they have experience dealing with or treating what you’re going through?

You can find a counselor who specializes in something that matters to you, like LGBTQ issues or Christian values. Online counselors at Thriveworks have expertise in a wide range of mental health and behavioral issues, including:

  • Marriage and relationship conflicts
  • Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia
  • Anxiety disorders like panic and phobias
  • Career burnout
  • Substance abuse problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Grief
  • Major and mild depression
  • Bipolar I and bipolar II disorder

Thriveworks therapists in Modesto, CA can also treat general malaise or serve as a sounding board for existential questions. Remember that being proactive about caring for your mental health can prevent you from suffering a mental health crisis later.

Our top-rated family therapists, marriage counselors, psychiatrists, and other mental health providers are in high demand, but Thriveworks in Modesto can still make you an appointment in as little as 24-48 hours. Counseling has never been easier to schedule now that it’s gone virtual, like so many other services that used to require a brick and mortar office. We still have over 240+ locations to serve our clients, however, and our offices open early and close late so you can reach a human on the phone at your convenience.

Enrollment in Thriveworks also includes added benefits like our ask-a-coach 24-hour Q&A service. Call today to make your first online counseling appointment at Thriveworks. We look forward to hearing from you!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our California therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

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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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Modesto is located on Sisk Rd. off of Golden State Hwy. We share a building with Kay Taylor Salon Suites and other businesses. We’re also right next to Vintage Faire North Shopping Mall.

Phone number

(209) 653-2672

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