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31,967 people sought online therapy help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +24 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, ADHD, +3 more

Working with children and adolescents for 10+ years, I understand various aspects of behavioral issues that individuals tend to deal with.

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +22 more
Anger, Stress, Women’s Issues, Sexual Abuse, Bipolar Disorder, +6 more

As a mental health professional for about 15 years, I have worked with a variety of families and persons of all ages face many aspects of mental healt... As a mental health professional for about 15 years, I have worked with a variety of families and persons of all ages face many aspects of mental health and life challenges, helping them develop coping skills and behavioral changes through various modalities. Read more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +21 more
Coping Skills, Life Transition, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +23 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +15 more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

I am a counselor who strives to create a safe place in which growth, self-expression, and autonomy are encouraged, in an environment that provides the... I am a counselor who strives to create a safe place in which growth, self-expression, and autonomy are encouraged, in an environment that provides the security, comfort, and validation to do so. Read more

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Addiction, +6 more

As a therapist, I understand that it can be hard to open up to someone, but I want therapy to feel like getting a cup of coffee with a friend.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +4 more

I value creating a space in session where my clients feel heard, supported, and safe to express their most raw and honest feelings.

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Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Men’s Issues, Stress, Life Transition, Relationships, Anxiety, +3 more

As an African American man, I understand that reaching out and seeking help can be a challenge. Because of this, I strive to create a space where anyo... As an African American man, I understand that reaching out and seeking help can be a challenge. Because of this, I strive to create a space where anyone can feel comfortable expressing their emotions and learning what they mean to you. Read more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +22 more
LGBTQIA+, Stress

As a queer-identified therapist, with years of experience helping people achieve their goals and find their identities with pride, I am looking forwar... As a queer-identified therapist, with years of experience helping people achieve their goals and find their identities with pride, I am looking forward to the opportunity to help you find a connection with yourself and help you achieve your goals! Read more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +23 more
Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +13 more

I have dedicated my career development towards understanding and helping my clients.

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +23 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +10 more

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Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +23 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

As a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years of experience, I have been privileged to witness that awareness is the greatest agent for change.

Teion Ensley Ellerbe

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What is your go-to approach for online therapy?

My go-to approaches for helping people in online therapy are person-centered therapy and CBT. I find the best benefit in person-centered therapy because it creates a collaborative environment where clients feel empowered to work through anything they bring to therapy.

What tools do you teach in online therapy?

The tools l teach in online therapy vary based on the needs of each client. Some examples of tools I may teach during online therapy sessions include thought reframing techniques, mindfulness techniques, and understanding emotional literacy.

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 develop meaningful tools to tackle the problems brought up in sessions, and those problems become less impactful in my client's day-to-day lives.

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

Clients can supplement their time in online therapy by implementing the tools learned in therapy outside of sessions, practicing meditation/breathing work, and confidently addressing problems when they arise.

What should someone do to prepare for starting online therapy?

To prepare for your first online therapy session, you can think about the things you want to improve in your life and how a therapist can best support you in that process.

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 Pittsburgh, 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.

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 Pittsburgh therapists and counselors accept 29 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • 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

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania | Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Pittsburgh
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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Therapy has been a self care item on my list for a very long time... I have been avoiding the work as self reflection and honesty about yourself can be very hard. Brenda makes this process so easy! I am very happy I found her and Thriveworks. I have been doing the work and she makes it easy and heartfelt as we process through things in my life. Thank you!
Read more Therapy has been a self care item on my list for a very long time... I have been avoiding the work as self reflection and honesty about yourself can be very hard. Brenda makes this process so easy! I am very happy I found her and Thriveworks. I have been doing the work and she makes it easy and heartfelt as we process through things in my life. Thank you!
Pamela Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh is near Wood Street and Fourth Street. Our office is near University Center, and across the street from Madarin Gourmet.

Phone number

(412) 668-1226

Languages spoken by PA providers

  • Russian
  • English
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