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23,167 people sought online therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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As an African American male, I understand the unique challenges associated with engaging with a mental health professional. Through building trust in ... As an African American male, I understand the unique challenges associated with engaging with a mental health professional. Through building trust in a safe environment, I will work to assist you to learn more about your strengths and how to use them to manage concerns in your life. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +21 more
LGBTQIA+, Stress, Anxiety, Depression

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 Newton, MA 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?

If you’re interested in working with a counselor, but you haven’t been able to find the time, online therapy is the solution. Online counseling makes attending your session easier, as you can work with your therapist or counselor from virtually anywhere. You don’t have to hustle to their office after work or leave the comfort of your home to go to therapy—you can go to online therapy instead!

Someties the people around you won’t understand

your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”

–Joubert Botha

Thriveworks Newton, MA has online therapists and counselors on staff who are eager to help you. We can get you scheduled for your first appointment as soon as today or tomorrow. If you’re ready to schedule an online session or you want to hear more about our services, just call (617) 992-2827. The team at Thriveworks Newton can’t wait to meet you!

What Is Online Therapy?

Online therapy is just as it sounds: It’s therapy, that you attend online! Instead of meeting with your therapist in person, you meet with them over the phone, video conference, email or text message. This is a convenient alternative to in-person therapy, as it allows people to attend their therapy session from virtually anywhere they choose. If you value that face-to-face interaction in in-person therapy, online video conferences might be the right online therapy option for you. If, on the other hand, you’d rather remain anonymous or engage in an even more flexible form of therapy, email/text message therapy might be the best choice.

Regardless of which approach you choose, you can find value in online therapy. Research shows that online therapy can prove just as effective as in-person counseling. In addition, it is a reliable option. You don’t have to worry about missing your appointment and having to reschedule because you’re sick or because the weather is bad. External factors don’t get in your way of attending your online therapy session. Just make sure you have reliable Wi-Fi or internet!

Who Can Benefit from Online Therapy?

Online therapy can benefit people of all backgrounds. It offers comfort, convenience, flexibility, anonymity, and more. These benefits and essential aspects of online therapy prove to solve many problems people face when looking for mental health services. For example, someone who is looking for a therapist with flexible appointment times can find the right solution in online therapy. Additionally, someone who would like to keep their identity or decision to attend therapy private can also find the right solution in online therapy. Here are a few people who can benefit from online therapy:

  1. Jess is seriously considering quitting her job and jumping into a new career journey. She knows that she could benefit from an unbiased opinion, not to mention some guidance on the matter—but her current work schedule doesn’t allow her enough time to make it to the local therapist’s office, have her 60-minute session, and drive back to work or home.
  2. John and Margaret are contemplating divorce. They aren’t sure that they’re capable of working through their current challenges and they’re both suffering as a result. They want to work with a counselor to see if there’s anything worth salvaging, but the local therapy office is closed by the time they’re both available.
  3. Matt lives in a small town where everybody knows everybody. He knows that someone will see him walk into the local therapy office, and then by the same time tomorrow, everyone will know he’s working with a therapist. Matt would rather keep his decision to attend therapy private.

In each instance above, online therapy is a great option for therapy. It allows Jess to talk to a counselor or life coach about her career options; it enables John and Margaret to give their marriage a fair shot by working with a therapist at a time that works for everybody; and it allows Matt to attend his therapy sessions without sharing this personal experience with his entire community.

Schedule Online Therapy at Thriveworks Newton, MA

If you’re looking for mental health services and you’re intrigued by the benefits you could find in online therapy, consider working with an online therapist at Thriveworks Newton, MA. We can set you up with your therapist as soon as today or tomorrow.

To schedule your appointment, just call (617) 992-2827. Our team is happy to meet you and we look forward to the chance to help 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 Newton therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Newton
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 Newton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Read more My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Read more I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is a competent, warm, and caring counselor.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Read more Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Read more Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is wonderful and caring. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Newton Nov 2018
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newton is off of Boylston Street and Jackson Street. We share a building with Razelles Skin Care Salon. Down the road is a Life Time Fitness and Winston Flowers.

Phone number

(617) 380-4684

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • English
  • French
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