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Dwight Newell

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in online therapy is motivational interviewing. I find the best benefit in motivational interviewing because it seems to best target the presenting issues that need to be addressed for that client at the time.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

I teach the following tools in online therapy: sleep hygiene, physical activity for mood management, healthy communication skills, and asking for emotional support when needed.

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

I know a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy when their perspective about their issue becomes more goal-oriented.

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

Clients can supplement their time in online therapy by trying a new physical activity to improve physical/emotional health.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can make a list of objectives you would like to achieve.

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 Odessa, 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?

Carol knew that she could benefit from seeing a mental health counselor or even a psychiatrist for her obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but every time she imagined going into a clinic, her symptoms flared up uncontrollably. She worried about being exposed to germs. She worried about not being able to wash her hands. She worried and worried herself into indecision, then she just couldn’t make the call to schedule an initial appointment. Meanwhile her repetitive behaviors were getting worse, and starting to interfere with her job and her personal life. What should Carol do?

Carol could benefit from online counseling sessions at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX. The online counselors at Thriveworks are fully licensed and accept most health insurance plans, making them both highly qualified and affordable. When you meet with your expert counselor online through secure video conferencing software, you can do the sessions from the comfort of your own home. All you need is an internet connection or a phone line. 

This telehealth system works especially well for people like Carol, who suffer from anxiety that’s exacerbated when they venture out into the public arena. Online counselors at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX use evidence-based, solution-focused techniques during online appointments to help people manage their psychological and behavioral symptoms and get started on the road to well-being.

Does Online Counseling Work As Well As In-Person Counseling? Is It Effective?

Scientific, peer-reviewed studies have shown again and again that online counseling sessions can be just as effective as in-person therapy sessions. Online counselors at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX can use popular therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help their clients manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thriveworks offers specialized counselors for substance abuse issues and eating disorders. In addition, licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks can evaluate new clients, diagnose mental health conditions, and prescribe medications as needed online just as they can in-person. 

Are There Any Added Benefits to Online Counseling?

There are absolutely added benefits to online counseling, and more are always rolling in because telehealth technology is still relatively new and more and more people are trying it (and loving it) every day. At Thriveworks in Odessa, TX, online counseling clients may observe some of the following benefits:

  • Enhanced access to specialized mental health services
  • Stronger relationships with their therapist
  • Ease of access even if they live in rural areas
  • Accessibility even if internal or external symptoms of a mental condition (like depression or anxiety) limit their mobility
  • High client satisfaction
  • Cost-efficiency
  • Anonymity and privacy as well as reduced stigma
  • Access during work trips or vacations
  • Enhanced comfort levels

Some online counseling clients at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX even find that it’s easier to open up emotionally when they’re doing their therapy sessions at home. Virtual sessions can feel more personal and give counselors an insightful glimpse into their clients’ everyday lives. 

Is Online Counseling Safe and Secure at Thriveworks?

Our licensed counselors and therapists at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX prioritize their clients’ privacy. They would not conduct their therapy sessions online if they had any reservations that the sessions wouldn’t be secure. Thriveworks uses the latest telehealth software to make sure each online therapy session is private and HIPAA-compliant. The Thriveworks video conferencing software is easy to use, even for people who aren’t necessarily computer-savvy. If you can click on a link in your email, you can speak to a Thriveworks counselor online. And if you ever encounter technical difficulties, our highly trained team at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX will get you immediate support. 

Find the Online Counselor Who Can Help You at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX

When you start a relationship with an online counselor at Thriveworks in Odessa, TX, you can expect the highest quality of mental health support. All our providers are fully licensed and top-rated. They pride themselves on their accessibility and even give clients email and phone access to their private numbers between sessions. Thriveworks clients also enjoy our high-touch customer service, where you can reach an actual human and not a voicemail when you call our office during our extended business hours. Our staff can answer your questions about providers and health insurance coverage, and they can usually match you to a therapist who can meet with you within 24-48 hours. Anyone who’s tried to book an immediate therapy appointment in the past knows that’s an unprecedented turnaround time. 

In addition to exceptional, expert counseling sessions, Thriveworks clients also get added benefits like our Ask-a-Coach 24hr Q&A service, where licensed therapists can answer their questions and give life advice around the clock. 

Thriveworks makes it easy for you to get the mental health support you deserve. Call our office today to make your first appointment. 

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 Texas therapists and counselors accept 43 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 Exchange

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO

  • Buist Byars and Taylor (Employers Health Network)

  • Carelon

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Self-pay costs at Odessa
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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4.5 Thriveworks Odessa 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
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Getting here

In the same building is Snelling Staffing Services, Keller Williams Real Estate Agency, MoneyGram, and Ranger Security and Investigations. Across the street is Pebblebend Apartments and Venture Communications.

Phone number

(432) 284-4873

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