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Cristina Perera

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

It is important for people to feel comfortable with online therapy. Because it isn't face-to-face, very often, people are concerned about having their pets present, etc. Having the sense of comfort being in your home helps people to feel more comfortable with therapy.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

In online therapy, I provide the same therapy techniques and tools online as I do in person. The environment does not change anything.

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

Progress online and in-person therapy is seen the same way. When people begin searching for something they think they need to work on, it is an indicator that they are progressing.

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

Clients can practice techniques in their day-to-day living and bring back information on how it has or hasn't helped.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

The only difference between preparing for online or in-person therapy is making sure clients are able to use Zoom, perhaps trying out the camera and microphone if they haven't already.

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 New Haven, CT 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?

Thriveworks has seen an important need for convenient and flexible mental health counseling options. We’ve found that there are many individuals who just can’t fit another drive to another office into their already-busy schedule. Now, that’s not to say that these individuals do not understand the importance of counseling. In fact, the majority see the benefits of counseling and are interested in exploring these benefits for themselves—if only there was a convenient option.

Fortunately, in this day and age, there is a more convenient option in the world of counseling: online counseling. Online counseling began as mental health help that was provided via telephone hotlines and online forums. But today it signifies one-on-one mental health counseling with a qualified, licensed professional. Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT is happy to offer our clients online counseling opportunities, including telephone counseling and video counseling. Both options involve working with a counselor or therapist at an agreed-upon day and time, just as with onsite counseling. The primary difference between the two is that in online counseling, you’ll be meeting with your counselor virtually!

If you’d like to sign up for online counseling—a comfortable and convenient form of counseling—we ask that you consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT. We have counselors, therapists, and psychologists that are qualified to help their clients via telephone or video sessions. They can help you work through a variety of problems, from battles with a mental illness to the grief that comes with the passing of a loved one and more. Our counselors are here to help and guide you. To schedule an appointment, just call our office.

Telephone Counseling and Video Counseling: Which Is Right for Me?

Don’t worry—online counseling at Thriveworks Counseling does not require you to have a high level of technical skills. You simply need access to a telephone, computer, or another device that connects to the internet. As we mentioned earlier, there are two main online counseling services offered here at Thriveworks in New Haven, CT:

  1. Telephone Counseling: This form of counseling simply involves talking to your counselor over the phone at the designated day and time.
  2. Video Counseling: This form of counseling involves working with your counseling in a secure video chat room on the scheduled day and time! Simple, right?

Both telephone counseling and video counseling are great options if you are interested in giving online counseling a try. Now, if you value the face-to-face interaction you would get in in-person counseling, video counseling might be your best bet! If that isn’t important or preferred, telephone counseling is also an option to consider. Either way, our counselors are here and ready to assist.

Could I Benefit from Online Counseling?

Online counseling is a solution to many problems that people run into when considering or looking for mental health services. For example, as we mentioned earlier, many people simply can’t or don’t want to drive to yet another office for another appointment. Online counseling removes the commute from the equation. Additionally, some people feel nervous about meeting with a counselor and opening up about the issues in their life. Online counseling often empowers these individuals to feel more comfortable and talk through tough topics.

The online counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven are equipped to help their clients—of whom come from different backgrounds and present different problems—with a range of challenges and areas of life. If you think that you could benefit, don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your online counseling appointment.

Schedule Online Counseling at Thriveworks in New Haven, CT

Online counseling at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven, CT is here and taking clients now! If you’d like to explore the online counseling benefits for yourself, all you have to do is set up your first session. To do so, simply call our office and our scheduling specialists will assist you. Or, you can book right from this page!

Online counseling allows you to work with your provider comfortably and conveniently from home or wherever else you need (or would like) to attend your session. Just make sure you have access to your device, internet connection or cell service, and a safe space to talk. We so look forward to hearing from you and working with you soon!

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 New Haven therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Connecticare

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at New Haven
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 Thriveworks New Haven reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
Read more I started seeing Cristina after I suffered a tremendous loss. She has been a light in my healing journey and I feel so lucky to have connected with her. I cannot recommend her enough and know that anyone who has the fortune of receiving her care is in great hands!!
New Haven Apr 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
Read more Cristina Perera is helping me in many ways to get out of my fears and insecurities in my life! I really will live appreciating her as a great therapist!!!
New Haven Mar 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
Read more Christina is one amazing counsler. She has helped tremendously with my marriage and business relationships.
New Haven Mar 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
Read more Overall, my experience with Thriveworks has been fantastic. My wife and both sought counseling after having some tough times, and Thriveworks quickly connected us with therapists that have had a positive impact on our lives. The continuing support has been invaluable. Getting insurance and payment info processed is also smooth and efficient. I would definitely recommend the service to anyone looking for help.
New Haven Feb 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
Read more My husband and I have been attending marriage counseling for a few months now and Christina has been great. She is so down to earth and really tries to understand us as a couple and individuals. Her style is unique and very hard to find.
New Haven Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
Read more I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life. I’ve worked with many different providers in people and doctors, and I have to say that I have found my match. Finally, after all these years, wonderful can’t say enough good things will continue to use the service for many years to come, or at least until I figure out all my own stuff.
New Haven Feb 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
Read more Christina has been a blessing. She has a way of listening that helps you come to an understanding of the current situation on your own and doesn't push anything on you.
New Haven Feb 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
Read more Carolnette Graham is a friend and a confidant and also one of the therapist at Thrive Counseling New Haven. She is a great listener, thoughtful, empathic, kind hearted, compassionate, sweet and warm. She gives some of the best advice. A2qfter a talk with her you will see immediate improvement in your situation because of how she takes her time to let you talk and then help you to figure out how you feel about the situation and what leads to you feeling that way. She is also friendly and full of energy. She is indeed a nice and helpful individual.
New Haven Dec 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry New Haven is located off of Sherman Ave, just east of Monitor Square and west of the Hospital of St Raphael. We're inside the Sherman Medical Building, along with Renal Research Institute New Haven Home Dialysis and Quest Diagnostics. The closest bus stop is George St and Sherman Ave. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(203) 633-8772

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