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7,849 people sought online therapy help at Philadelphia in the last year

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

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Hear from our clinicians

What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

Marie: My go-to approach for helping people in online therapy is acknowledging the awkwardness one feels at times doing telehealth for the first time. I prefer to ease into the sessions by explaining the process and finding out what their thoughts were coming into therapy in this modality.

Samantha: My go-to approach for helping people in online therapy is to try to build rapport and make people feel that this is still a safe space to share. I find the best benefit is to make it clear that we are here for them, that we still have boundaries (time-wise) but that we are here as they need.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

Marie: I teach the following tools in online therapy the same way if one was attending in person, providing the same level of care: psychoeducation, CBT, anger management, relaxation/stress management, self-regulation, coping skills, and healthier communication styles.

Samantha: I teach the following tools in online therapy: All types of grounding skills/breathing techniques/coping skills, self-awareness, self-care, mindfulness, and anything else associated with why someone is presenting for therapy.

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

Marie: I know a client is making meaningful progress in online therapy when they are open to completing tasks or exercises that allow them to discover more information about themselves, able to report positive outcomes with used and practiced coping skills, and review treatment plan goals and objectives with self-report and clinician observations during session.

Samantha: I know a client is making meaningful progress when they are trying to be more mindful and self-aware of how they talk about themselves or about others.

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

Marie: Clients can supplement their time in online therapy by attending groups, finding hobbies and interests, and utilizing self-care strategies.

Samantha: Clients can supplement their time in online therapy by finding support in other healthy ways and taking care of themselves in a positive way.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

Marie: To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can come prepared with questions you may want to address about therapy and how it works, the process, and consider the goals that you would like to implement to become the best version of yourself.

Samantha: To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can be aware that a lot of background information is gathered (personal and family health history, both mental and physical), and just be prepared to share why you are seeking therapy.

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 Philadelphia, PA 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?

Have you ever looked at your life and felt hopeless? Hopelessness can come with depression; it can overwhelm you after you’ve been let go from a job; it can take over after losing a loved one; it can lead you to break off a relationship with a loved one; and it can make living a happy, healthy life feel impossible. Fortunately—yes, there is good news—there is always hope to be found. Even if it takes working with a therapist to discover it.

There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective.

There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.”

–Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

If you feel hopeless and you’re struggling to get out of a rut, consider working with an online counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Philadelphia, PA. Feelings of hopelessness can make reaching out for help more difficult, but we’re here to remind you just how crucial it is. Remember: Healing is possible. And the professionals at Thriveworks Philadelphia want to help you get there. Online counseling will enable you to work with your therapist in the easiest way possible: from the comfort of home. To schedule your first appointment, just give us a call or book online. We’re here to help when you’re ready.

What Is Online Therapy? How Does Online Therapy Work?

Online therapy allows you to work with a therapist or counselor without going out of your way. It removes unfortunate external factors from the therapy equation, including commute times, traffic, and rescheduling due to sickness. If you’re interested in online therapy and decide to give it a try, you’ll have a few options to choose from: You can choose to attend your session by phone or video. If you choose to work with your counselor over the phone, your provider will simply call you at the agreed upon appointment time. Easy, right? And if you choose to work with your counselor or coach via video chat, you’ll be sent a link which you’ll visit at the time of your appointment.

In certain instances, you can choose to correspond with your therapist through email or text messages. This approach to therapy is the most casual, as you won’t be working with your counselor in real-time but in a time delayed format. Now, this could be the right approach for you if you’re looking for the greatest flexibility! On the same note, it’s important to remember that online counseling is not right for everybody. However, decades of research show that it can prove effective for many people facing various life issues.

Online Therapy Benefits: Is Online Therapy Right For Me?

We just touched on this, but to reiterate: Online counseling is not the right option for everyone, and that’s okay! However, it does prove effective for many people and might be worth exploring. Whether it’s telephone counseling or video chat therapy, online counseling is often the most helpful to people who…

  • Are struggling to find a qualified mental health professional nearby
  • Fear working with a counselor or therapist in person
  • Would rather work with their therapist from home
  • Need quicker, flexible scheduling options

If the above resonate with you, then online therapy might be a good fit for you. If you’re looking for counseling services in Philadelphia, PA, reach out to Thriveworks Philadelphia. We can set you up with an online counselor right away. We are also here if you want to talk in greater depth about what kind of therapy is right for you.

Work with an Online Therapist at Thriveworks Philadelphia, PA

We all encounter obstacles that negatively impact our health and wellbeing throughout the course of our lives. For example, we might struggle to manage the symptoms of a mental illness, suffer as the result of a breakup, or fail to cope well with stress. In any case, a counselor or therapist can help us to confront and control the problem—but sometimes additional obstacles get in our way of receiving the mental health care we need.

Fortunately, online counseling is the solution to many of the problems we encounter in receiving mental health services. If you’re looking for greater convenience, comfort, and flexibility in counseling, consider working with an online counselor at Thriveworks Philadelphia, PA. We can get you scheduled right away, just give us a call when you’re ready.

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 Philadelphia therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Geisinger Health Plan

  • Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Philadelphia
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

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Rob is great! Making progress.
Brian Dec 2023
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I had the pleasure of working alongside Marie for years. Her work with her clients is unparalleled. She is clinically exceptional, while somehow maintaining an authenticity that makes working with her in any capacity a wonderfully positive experience. I would recommend Marie to anyone who is serious about helping themselves, and particularly those with a history of trauma.
Read more I had the pleasure of working alongside Marie for years. Her work with her clients is unparalleled. She is clinically exceptional, while somehow maintaining an authenticity that makes working with her in any capacity a wonderfully positive experience. I would recommend Marie to anyone who is serious about helping themselves, and particularly those with a history of trauma.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie is the best around. So knowledgeable and supportive with her clients. She helped me through many traumatic situations without judgment. If you are looking for an amazing therapist to help you, she is who you need.
Read more Marie is the best around. So knowledgeable and supportive with her clients. She helped me through many traumatic situations without judgment. If you are looking for an amazing therapist to help you, she is who you need.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie Moriarty Puggi is a fantastic clinician. She’s very person centered and empathetic. She goes above and beyond for her clients and their families. They have shown a great deal of appreciation for the efforts she makes with her clients. They want to talk with her and engage and do the work in order to heal. Highly recommended.
Read more Marie Moriarty Puggi is a fantastic clinician. She’s very person centered and empathetic. She goes above and beyond for her clients and their families. They have shown a great deal of appreciation for the efforts she makes with her clients. They want to talk with her and engage and do the work in order to heal. Highly recommended.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie is an excellent Therapist. She assisted me with various ways to change my perspective. Marie's assistant me with positive ways to view situations and how to be accountable for my behavior. Marie is very kind and personable. She made me feel important and that I should matter to me first.
Read more Marie is an excellent Therapist. She assisted me with various ways to change my perspective. Marie's assistant me with positive ways to view situations and how to be accountable for my behavior. Marie is very kind and personable. She made me feel important and that I should matter to me first.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie has an excellent communication skills. She displayed active listening skills when engaging with her clients and coworkers. Marie is dependable, accountable and reliable. Marie is a team player who goes beyond her expectations to meet the need of her consumer. Marie is non judgemental, observant and respectful. Marie is a very patient therapist.
Read more Marie has an excellent communication skills. She displayed active listening skills when engaging with her clients and coworkers. Marie is dependable, accountable and reliable. Marie is a team player who goes beyond her expectations to meet the need of her consumer. Marie is non judgemental, observant and respectful. Marie is a very patient therapist.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie is a compassionate, hard working, supportive, empathetic therapist that I would recommend to clients. She offers an environment conducive for a therapeutic relationship. She works well individually and is a great team member.
Read more Marie is a compassionate, hard working, supportive, empathetic therapist that I would recommend to clients. She offers an environment conducive for a therapeutic relationship. She works well individually and is a great team member.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Marie Moriarty-Puggi a clinician at the Walnut St site in Philadelphia is one of the most caring, dynamic, person centered therapists that I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Marie always goes the extra mile for her clients, going above and beyond to help her clients reach their maximum potential. I would recommend Marie without hesitation.
Read more Marie Moriarty-Puggi a clinician at the Walnut St site in Philadelphia is one of the most caring, dynamic, person centered therapists that I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. Marie always goes the extra mile for her clients, going above and beyond to help her clients reach their maximum potential. I would recommend Marie without hesitation.
Philadelphia Aug 2022
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Providence is located at 245 Waterman St Suite 504A, Providence, RI 02906, between Wayland Ave. and Butler Ave.

Phone number

(215) 642-8968

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