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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +35 more
Coping Skills, Women’s Issues, Career, Divorce / Breakup, Postpartum / Pregnancy, +3 more

I believe people thrive with connection and support. Connection to self, connection to others, and connection to something bigger than ourselves.

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Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +25 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +10 more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Domestic Abuse, Narcissism, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

My personal intersectionalities and open-mindedness allows me to understand the importance of background when working towards wellness.c

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Ambetter by Superior Health Plan, APEX Memorial Hermann, +33 more
Medical / Health Issues, LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +14 more

Janet Kaye Love

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

When working with people in online therapy, I focus on fitting my approach to the individual. I find that most people benefit from developing a mindfulness practice to become more aware of their thinking and increase their ability to direct their thinking instead of letting it direct them. I also teach strategies to examine and change thinking patterns that lead to distress. These skills can then be used in combination with other skills and methods to address the specific needs of the client, such as issues with negative thinking, emotional reactivity, conflict in relationships, and coping with life stressors.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

I often teach the following tools in online counseling:

  • Mindfulness meditation or mindful activity involves learning to notice when the mind drifts, letting go of thinking, and returning focus to a predetermined word, phrase, image action, or sensory experience.
  • Cognitive reframing is used to explore alternative perspectives.
  • Cognitive challenging helps clients to question their thoughts and beliefs in order to uncover patterns of thinking that are no longer helpful.
  • Cognitive distraction gives clients the ability to move away from intrusive and unwanted thoughts.
  • Sensation labeling is a mindfulness technique that assists with disrupting unwanted thinking by focusing on sensory input.
  • Strategies for grief processing are used to observe, accept, experience, and release the chaos of emotions that accompany an experience of loss.
  • Mental shield imagery develops skills in managing mirror neurons to reduce emotional reactivity to other people's emotions.
  • Thinking strategies to address catastrophic thinking and increase confidence in dealing with undesired outcomes, should they arise.
  • Positive communication skills, such as reflective listening, “I” statements, nonviolent communication, and positive behavior support, can decrease conflict and increase skills in collaboration.
  • Motivation skills reduce procrastination and avoidance.
  • Strategies for gaining acceptance of mistakes and letting go of shame and guilt.
  • Task partialization to reduce overwhelm and procrastination.
  • Imagery and relaxation strategies for pain management and reduction of medical anxiety.

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

I check in with clients about their progress with their goals and the improvements they are seeing in their symptoms every session. Meaningful progress is evident as the list of progress and successes gets longer and the list of challenges gets shorter.

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

Clients' efforts to implement the skills they are learning and the goals that they set between sessions are essential to making progress in therapy.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

Clients can prepare for therapy by thinking about what they want to achieve, in addition to what it is they want to move away from.

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 Austin, TX 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 Counselors in North Austin, TX—Online Counseling, by Phone and Video

All in all, online counseling is a valuable service. With the traditional in-person counseling approach, sometimes unpredictable factors can get in the way of one’s attending their session: for example, bad weather, standstill traffic, a bad cough or fever. With online counseling, you don’t have to stress about how long it’ll take you to get to your session or what you’ll do if you develop a little sickness but still want to meet with your therapist. Why? Because you can attend your session right from home.

Thriveworks North Austin is proud to offer online therapy via phone and video. We are dedicated to helping people in the Austin, TX area to live happier, more successful lives. And we can accomplish this mission in online sessions! If you’re ready to schedule your first online counseling session, reach out to Thriveworks North Austin at (512) 649-2270.

Who Benefits from Online Counseling? Can It Help Me?

Here at Thriveworks North Austin, we strongly believe that everyone can find help and empowerment in counseling to improve their life in the way they’re hoping to. Unfortunately, there are sometimes hurdles that get in the way of our receiving mental health services. These hurdles include a lack of accessibility, fear, and mere scheduling issues. Fortunately, online counseling is the solution for each of these hurdles. Therefore, if you want to get started with a counselor but you just haven’t had the right opportunity presented to you, consider our online counseling services at Thriveworks in Austin, TX.

Are you looking for a counselor with specific specialties or qualities? Are you hoping to keep your decision to attend counseling private? Online counseling can meet those needs. Continue working with an online counselor at Thriveworks in North Austin, TX.

Work with an Online Therapist at Thriveworks North Austin, TX

Thriveworks North Austin counselors, therapists, and psychologists are ready to help you as soon as you communicate your readiness! All you have to do is call (512) 649-2270 to get in touch with our scheduling team and set up your first online counseling appointment. When you do, you’ll get to choose whether you’d like to meet with your counselor in video counseling sessions. The choice is yours. Either way, your counselor will bring impressive skills, experience, and training to the table. And they can’t wait to help.

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 Austin therapists and counselors accept 39 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Ambetter by Superior Health Plan

  • APEX Memorial Hermann

  • ARIA | Covenant Management Systems

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Auto Club Enterprises (Employers Health Network)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

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Self-pay costs at Austin
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

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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.
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.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Austin is located on Research Blvd, which runs next to US-183 Hwy. We share a building with Capitol Appraisal Group and a Farmer’s Insurance agent.

Phone number

(512) 807-0730

Languages spoken by TX providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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