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724 people sought online therapy help at Reston in the last year

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

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Good news! We have 123 therapists in Virginia available for an online or in-person session.

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 Reston, VA 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?

Online counseling is not a new concept, but it is growing in popularity as people discover this convenient approach to counseling. This convenience, as well as the comfort and reliability that online counseling offers, are some of the primary benefits that make online counseling an appealing option! In addition, online counseling allows people to keep their identity anonymous if they so choose. This would mean choosing phone counseling over videoconference counseling. Online therapy offers all of these benefits without sacrificing any of the meaningful work people achieve in in-person counseling.

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”

–Henry David Thoreau

On top of the benefits we just mentioned, online therapy is reliable. When it comes to in-person counseling, sometimes the unknown and the unpredictable gets in our way. For example, we’ve scheduled our appointment and done everything right, but then road work, bad weather conditions, or an out-of-the-blue sickness hinders our ability to make it to our session. With online counseling, you typically don’t have to worry about these obstacles (which means that you also don’t have to go through the trouble of rescheduling).

Are you looking for Fairfax therapy or counseling? Thriveworks Reston, VA is proud to offer the convenient option of online counseling. Our team of online therapists want to help you attain the mental health services you’re searching for. If you think that online counseling could help you find the solution to your problems, reach out to Thriveworks Reston now. We’re happy to get to work as soon as you are ready. Just call (703) 348-5217 and we’ll get you scheduled.

Who Can Benefit from Online Counseling Therapy?

Here at Thriveworks Reston, we’re confident that everyone can find value in counseling. We also know that there are obstacles that make receiving the mental health services they’re looking for difficult. These obstacles can include fear, stigma, inaccessibility, and scheduling conflict. The good news is that online counseling can help solve all of these problems. So, if you believe that you could benefit from working with a therapist and are open to doing so over the phone or via videoconference, consider meeting with an online counselor at Thriveworks Reston, VA.

To gain a better understanding of whether or not online counseling is the right counseling option for you to explore, consider the following:

  1. Sam is looking for a female counselor who specializes in anxiety therapy and has scheduling options available on the weekends. Unfortunately, she hasn’t had any luck on her search and is beginning to feel discouraged—she wonders if she needs to change her preferences, but then she stumbles upon an online counseling service. This online counseling service allows Sam to find the perfect therapist for her, one who meets all of her needs.
  2. Jacob has done all of the research he can on online counseling. He feels sure that working with a counselor could help him clear some personal hurdles, but he also worries about the judgment of his family members. He’d prefer to keep his decision to work with a counselor to himself, at least at the beginning stages. But if he goes to the local therapist, he risks being seen in public and someone mentioning it to his loved ones. Fortunately, Jacob discovers an online counseling service with licensed, qualified counselors. He schedules an appointment immediately and begins working with his counselor over the phone.

Do either of these scenarios resonate with your current situation? Are you struggling to find a counselor who checks all of the boxes that you’re looking for? Are you ready to embark on your counseling journey, but you want to keep this important and personal decision to yourself? Online counseling at Thriveworks Reston in Fairfax, VA could be a great option for you.

Schedule Online Therapy Counseling at Thriveworks Reston, VA

Online therapy is not a new approach to counseling, but it is a convenient and an effective approach to counseling. If you are ready to experience all of the benefits that come with online therapy, reach out to Thriveworks Reston, VA today. Our counselors in the Fairfax area are fully prepared to help you.

To schedule your online counseling appointment, simply give us a call at (703) 348-5217. You could meet with your online therapist as soon as today or tomorrow.

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 Reston therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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5.0 Thriveworks Reston reviews are collected through
Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Read more Michael was super in working with my wife, me and sometimes our son. He is a good listener, offers suggestions but in the end, we had to make our own decisions. It was good to bounce ideas off him and his manner makes one feel comforted after discussing issues with him. He also responded to my emails and emergency phone calls.
Reston Mar 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Reston is located on Roger Bacon Dr., which is right off of Wiehle Ave. We share an office building with SCS Engineers, FVCBank, and Parabon Computation, to name a few. We’re also right by Fairfax fields and parks.

Phone number

(703) 782-3073

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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