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

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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 Portland, ME 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?

A meeting that ran late at work has you rushing to get home by dinner. Your toddler was just caught cutting their hair in the bathroom. Your partner is annoyed that you came home late and they weren’t able to go to the gym. It feels like every day, the feelings of worthlessness and stress grow stronger and stronger. 

The reality is, we all have bad days. There are things that upset us, make us angry, frustrate us, disappoint us, and make us sad. The challenges we encounter can affect our overall mood and functioning. But, it’s okay! Going through hardships is virtually impossible to avoid. Instead of letting those tough times get the best of us, it’s smart to reach out for some extra guidance and support. That’s why mental health experts like counselors, coaches, psychologists, and therapists are expertly trained to help us get through our difficult emotions and challenging situations. 

At Thriveworks Counseling in Portland, ME, our mental health professionals can help you when those difficulties of life become too overwhelming. And they can offer this help in a virtual environment. 

You can gain stress management tools, parenting advice, communication skills, and more, all from the comfort of home. If you’re sick of that internal voice telling you that you’re worthless, consider talking to an online therapist at Thriveworks in Portland, ME. We’re here to provide you with the support to overcome your hardships and start living a better life. To schedule an appointment, give our office a call. We’ll be here! 

Do I Need Online Counseling?

The truth is, everyone could use a little help from time to time. No matter how old you are, where you’re from, or what your concerns are, working with a trusted therapist, counselor, or another mental health professional can prove to be very beneficial to your overall well being. Take these scenarios, for example: 

  1. Tynell’s grandmother recently passed away and it hit him pretty hard. His grandmother was a rock in his life and now, without her, he doesn’t know how to move forward. He’s tried putting his energy into his hobbies and work, but he frequently gets upset and depressed. He knows he can’t bring her back, but he can’t help but think about her still living down the street from him. Tynell decides to talk to a grief counselor about what he’s going through. 
  2. Cat and Austin are both school teachers. They work long hours and put a lot of hard work and money into their professions. Getting home at a reasonable time (and not being exhausted when they do) is not a normal thing for them. They’ve been talking about wanting to start a family of their own, but it doesn’t seem like a good idea because of everything else going on. The stress and tension are starting to take a toll on their relationship. Cat and Austin decide to work with a marriage counselor and find healthy ways to cope with their work/life balance together. 

Fortunately, there are mental health experts who specialize in many different fields and can help us work through our respective challenges. And online counseling makes this help even more accessible and valuable. Our counselors, coaches, and therapists at Thriveworks in Portland, ME can help you work through the above problems, and more, through: 

  • Stress management counseling 
  • Family therapy
  • Child therapy 
  • Couples therapy 
  • Depression therapy
  • Anxiety therapy 
  • Career counseling and coaching 
  • Trauma therapy 
  • Anger management counseling 
  • Divorce therapy 

Our team of skilled, compassionate providers is able to help their clients with virtually any mental health issue that they discuss in their sessions. If there is something weighing heavy on your mind, consider reaching out today to begin online counseling.

What to Expect from Online Therapy at Thriveworks in Portland

When you choose to work with Thriveworks, you can feel at ease knowing that you will receive a customized, comprehensive treatment plan that’s specific to you and your needs. 

Our team of mental health professionals is dedicated to uplifting you and providing you with the tools and skills you need to move forward and live the life you want. Some of the things you can expect to accomplish during your time in online counseling are: 

  1. Better communication skills
  2. Effective problem-solving techniques
  3. Deepened trust 
  4. Improved relationships 
  5. Coping mechanisms
  6. And more! 

We want to help each and every person we meet with live better. And that includes you. Work on the above and more in telephone or video sessions today. 

Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Counseling in Portland, ME

We are ready to see you as soon as you feel ready. When you want to take the next step, simply give our office a call or click over to our online scheduling portal. We offer same- and next-day appointments, online counseling options, phone and email access to your provider between sessions, no waitlist, exclusive video content, free e-books, and more. See for yourself!

We’re here for you. Let us help you thrive! 

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 Portland therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Maine | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Maine | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Portland
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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★★☆☆☆
My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Read more My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Kali Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★☆☆☆
My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Read more My counselor was great and I adored him, he gets 5/5. I received my first billing statement on 1-16-24, the email saying I could pay in part or in full. I payed about a 3rd, and planned on doing the same for 2 more pay checks. Today, 1-31-24, I received an email thanking me for my payment. Their billing department withdrew the remaining balance,over $350 from my account without authorization. I only had $60 in that account. I work in private healthcare, and my practice would never collect without a clients knowledge and consent. If they won’t pay, we don’t use their stores info and take their money, we send to collections and let them do their job. I did try calling, auto it said wait time 20 minutes. I sent an email to their department at 1ish, didn’t hear anything back by end of business day.
Kali Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Portland is located at the corner of Ashmont Street and Forest Avenue. We share a building with Normandeau Associates and Maine Celtics Sportswear store among other businesses. At the corner, you will find the Forest Ave and 550 Forest Ave bus stop for the 2 bus line.

Phone number

(207) 994-7555

Languages spoken by ME providers

  • English
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
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Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
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