Palo Alto Online Counseling — Virtual Sessions Available in CA

Meet with a local Thriveworks provider -- we accept insurance & provide personalized, high-quality care.


Taking care of your mental health is an important task that’s often easier said than done. You may have a busy schedule, demanding job, or a household full of people who depend on you and all of that can make it challenging to carve out time for a trip to see a therapist or counselor.

Even though you know your mental health is important, your responsibilities to your family and your work-life balance often come first. Over time, you may begin to feel the effects of neglecting your mental health. You might become increasingly stressed or anxious, irritable, or have trouble concentrating on important tasks.

If you feel like your mental health is getting away from you, but you are unable to see a mental health provider in person for any reason, online counseling may be the solution for you. Online therapy at Thriveworks in Palo Alto, CA provides comprehensive mental health care with a licensed therapist or counselor from the comfort of your home. Call us today or use our online scheduling tool to get started.

Are All Types of Therapy Offered Online?

Online counseling or therapy provides all the same benefits as traditional therapy without the hassle of commuting to and from a provider’s office. A licensed therapist or counselor can provide support, guidance, and advice virtually and help you work through some of the toughest life challenges you may be facing.

Just about any type of therapy or counseling can be conducted online with Thriveworks, including the following:

  • Career counseling and life coaching
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Family therapy and child therapy
  • Child, teen, and adolescent counseling
  • Marriage and couples counseling
  • Depression therapy and anxiety therapy
  • Therapy for specific phobias
  • Anger and stress management
  • Substance abuse and addiction counseling

If you’ve thought about speaking with a mental health specialist but aren’t ready for in-person sessions, consider working with one of the online therapists or counselors at Thriveworks in Palo Alto, CA. Our licensed mental health professionals can meet with you virtually and help you navigate the issues you’re facing in life.

What Are the Benefits of Online Therapy?

Many people miss out on getting the support they need for mental health issues because they cannot attend sessions in person. There are many reasons why face-to-face sessions can be difficult for some people, and online therapy or counseling provides solutions for many of those issues.

For some individuals, commuting to a counseling center can be challenging due to transportation issues, disability, illness, time constraints, and other obstacles. Online counseling and therapy remove the distance between you and your provider with a single click. You can decide whether you’d like to connect with your counselor via video chat or phone call depending on what feels most comfortable and effective.

Sessions held over video chat tend to feel more like traditional face-to-face therapy. You and your counselor or therapist can still exchange and take note of facial expressions, body language, and hand gestures that contribute to feeling like you’re in the same room together.

If phone calls feel like a better option for you, that’s okay, too. Many people avoid or put off attending sessions due to nervousness, anxiety, or specific phobias. Meeting new people or being in new places can seem daunting or scary for some individuals, and sessions held over the phone can make beginning treatment easier. Online counseling provides the opportunity to ease into sessions one step at a time.

Online therapy and counseling create opportunities for many people who would otherwise be unable to get support for their mental health issues. If you’re ready to begin your journey to improve your mental health but would rather skip the trip across town, Thriveworks can connect you with an online therapist or counselor.

Book Your Online Counseling Session With Thriveworks in Palo Alto, CA

No matter where you are in Palo Alto, CA we believe you deserve convenient access to mental health care. Your inability to travel to an office shouldn’t stand between you and your best possible mental health. That’s why Thriveworks offers online counseling opportunities and many other benefits to make it easier for you to get mental health support.

When you join the Thriveworks family you can look forward to the following:

  • Appointments available on weekends and in the evenings
  • Phone and email access to providers between sessions
  • Many insurance plans accepted
  • Exclusive online video content
  • Text support via our Success Manager
  • Free e-copy of “Leaving Depression Behind”

Online therapy or counseling lets you access valuable mental health resources without having to leave your home. Contact our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Palo Alto, CA today to get started with your first virtual session. One of our team members can answer any questions you have and schedule your first appointment today.

Schedule a session with a Thriveworks provider

Our providers help people make meaningful advances in their lives. We accept most insurances, and offer weekend and evening sessions.

Rated 4.5 overall from 10,849 Google reviews

Location details

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Palo Alto is in the same building as Integrated Health Care, Bookshare, Heshmat Pain Management, Rea Laidler Chiropractor, Benetech, and Forbes Marshall Inc. On the other side of the building is New Mayfield Lane, and a parking garage. Nearby is Jin Sho, Terun, and Backyard Brew restaurants, as well as La Bodeguita del Medoi, Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels, Ramen Kowa, and Kali Greek Kitchen.

Phone number (650) 885-9469
★★★★★ 5.00 (1 reviews)
Address 480 S California Ave Suite 104
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Office Hours Shown in PT
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Support team hours Shown in PT
Monday 4:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 4:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 4:00am - 6:30pm
Thursday 4:00am - 6:30pm
Friday 4:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday 4:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 5:00am - 2:00pm

Client reviews
See why our clients love our providers.

Locations Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Palo Alto Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Palo Alto

Get the latest mental wellness tips and discussions, delivered straight to your inbox.