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12,225 people sought online therapy help in New Jersey in the last year

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LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +3 more

In an ever-changing world, I understand the challenges of trying to prioritize your mental health and staying resilient while there are many circumsta... In an ever-changing world, I understand the challenges of trying to prioritize your mental health and staying resilient while there are many circumstances beyond our control. Read more

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Aetna, AmeriHealth Administrators, AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage, +22 more
Self Esteem, ADHD, Borderline Personality, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Anxiety, +2 more

Hi, my name is Alexis Powers; it’s so nice to meet you. How are things going for you?

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Aetna, AmeriHealth Administrators, AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage, +20 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +8 more

As a therapist, I strive to empower individuals to make positive and sustainable changes in their lives, while providing a safe and non-judgmental spa... As a therapist, I strive to empower individuals to make positive and sustainable changes in their lives, while providing a safe and non-judgmental space in which personal growth can occur. Read more

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Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Cigna | Evernorth, +4 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Men’s Issues, Stress, ADHD, +5 more

As a man of color, I understand the struggles and needing to be resilient and overcoming barriers while normalizing the stigma of mental health.

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in online therapy is the same as it would be for in-person therapy! I utilize the same modalities, whether I'm meeting with someone online or in person, and typically my go-to approach will include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a type of therapy that can be helpful for a lot of people to examine how their thoughts play a role in how they've been feeling, which is often relevant for people facing anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and a variety of other issues.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

When providing online therapy, the tools that I teach will vary greatly depending on what brings the person to therapy. I want each client to feel like they're receiving tools to help them with their unique situation, and I help each client create personal treatment goals when we first start meeting. Some of the tools that I teach include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tools, to help clients learn how to control their thinking more effectively and manage any unhelpful or negative thoughts. I can also teach mindfulness strategies, which help with keeping our thoughts more centered in the moment and feeling more content with being in the present. I also provide psychoeducation to clients about various topics depending on what's relevant to them, which can include communication-related tools, exploring how to improve interpersonal relationships, and learning other specific coping strategies for managing stress, anxiety, depression, etc.

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 they are reporting that they are noticing less of their current symptoms, and feeling lighter, happier, or more clearheaded! When clients report that they are using the tools and coping strategies that they've learned in sessions, this is also a great sign that they're actively making changes toward their personal goals for therapy.

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

Clients can supplement their time in online therapy by spending time prioritizing their own individual needs. This can include practicing more self-care, spending more time focusing on hobbies or interests, spending more time with loved ones, and of course practicing the tools that they've been learning in therapy to help improve their mental health!

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first online therapy session, make sure that you have a quiet space where you will be uninterrupted during your session and have a good internet connection! Your therapist will ask you a lot of questions in your first session to get to know more about what brings you to therapy, so be prepared to talk about some of your reasons for wanting to start therapy and share about how your mental health has been in recent history.

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 specific needs and with whom 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 Paramus, NJ 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?

The stresses and challenges of everyday life can quickly take a toll on both the mind and spirit. Consider the single parent struggling to raise her children and working full time. Or the student juggling a long distance relationship, a full course load, and high anxiety about their future career path. Or the grandparents, newly retired, facing physical illness and intimacy issues.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your own struggles or are fed up with trying to handle them on your own, Thriveworks Counseling may be a great next step. Therapy can help you heal past traumas, resolve relationship issues and deal with important life decisions. In short, it can help you regain a sense of balance and happiness in your life.

Online counseling options are on the rise and make the most sense for many working professionals and busy parents. The convenience of online sessions eliminates the drive time for commuters and accommodates those who may otherwise be unable to attend in-person appointments. Plus, online counseling can help newcomers feel more at ease as they get started from the comfort of their own.

If you’re feeling “stuck” in your life and are ready to make a change, consider making an appointment with Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ. Online counseling services may be the best gift you can give yourself this year.

What Types of Therapy are Offered Online?

Traditional therapy sessions and online mental health services offer many of the same benefits. However, there are certain instances when someone may not be able to pursue traditional therapy sessions in an office, at least at the onset.

Perhaps they don’t feel comfortable meeting in-person with a licensed mental health professional and need some time to warm up to the idea of counseling. Or maybe they may have scheduling conflicts because they have children or an on-the-clock job that makes in-person therapy appointments less convenient.

Whatever the reason, our licensed counselors in Paramus realize that flexibility is such a significant part of seeking therapy, so we are happy to offer online counseling services that cover a range of mental health needs, such as:

  • Marriage counseling and couples therapy
  • Depression therapy and anxiety therapy
  • Family therapy and child therapy
  • PTSD counseling and trauma therapy
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Teen counseling

If you’ve been thinking about seeking therapy but can’t seem to make it work in your schedule, online counseling may be a great option for you.

How does online therapy work?

Digital technology has transformed the way individuals receive mental health therapy. Instead of only relying on face-to-face appointments, our Paramus counselors are available by video chat, phone calls, email, and text message when you need to talk.

The length of an online therapy session will depend on your unique needs and your counselor’s recommendations for treatment. You can schedule regular meetings with one of our online therapists similar to traditional therapy, which typically range between 45 to 60 minutes per session, but you can also access our online counselors during the week or weekend if you need additional support.

Our Paramus therapists  treat mental health issues as effectively online as they could face-to-face, especially as it pertains to depression, social anxiety, panic disorders, couples counseling, and so on. When you schedule an appointment on our website or by phone (more on that below), you can choose which counselor you’d like to meet with, as well as how you’d like to meet with them — online, in person, or a combination of both.

Having multiple options for therapy services is what makes Thriveworks so unique. You can finally have control over your mental health journey with our flexible and convenient approach to care.

Schedule an Online Counseling Session at Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ

Whether you are looking for online counseling opportunities by phone or video, Thriveworks has an opening for you. We offer early morning, late evening, and weekend appointments to help accommodate even the most difficult scheduling challenges. New clients can typically get an appointment within 24 hours so you can get help quickly.

Our providers and online counseling professionals are available by email and phone between appointments. Clients also have access to moderated community discussion and “Dear Abby” style Q&As to get answers to pressing questions.

If you have been suffering through a stressful situation, know that you are not alone. Call or contact us today and learn more about working with a Thriveworks counselor online. We accept most major insurance carriers and are ready to help you get back on track.

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 Paramus therapists and counselors accept 28 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

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Self-pay costs at Paramus
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

4.5 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Read more Our Family Therapy sessions have been sent from heaven. Rosalie Cespedes brings professionalism, care, experience and love to our session. It is hard to find a person that all the family respects and appreciates her advice. My two daughters and wife truly appreciate her advice and the positive changes has made to our daily lives. We will definitely continue working with her long term and encourage any family or person going through personal challenges and need professional; honest advice to try working with her. Thank you for all you have done.
Sandy Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★
So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Read more So far it's OK. I say ok because there is a big age difference between the therapist and myself. Maybe by 25yrs or so.
Frank Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in Paramus, NJ is located on Sunflower Ave, just off of State Route 17 and west of Di Maggio Park. We're in the same building as House Window Replacement & Installation and Harvest Property and Investment, and are neighbored by Exxon and Renell Label Print. The closest bus stop is Rt 17 and Ridgewood Ave.

Phone number

(973) 529-8913

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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