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 Richmond, 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?
If you’ve determined the need for counseling but you haven’t been able to commit to an appointment due to your busy schedule, consider working with an online counselor. Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) online counselors can meet with you via phone call or video conference. This means greater convenience, accessibility, and flexibility. If you can work with these perks, reach out to Thriveworks Richmond, VA to schedule your appointment. Call (804) 980-7242.
5 Benefits of Online Therapy Counseling
Online counseling makes mental health services more realistic and more accessible. 5 benefits of online therapy include that:
- It makes counseling more convenient: First and foremost, online counseling is the most convenient therapy option for most people today. We’re all busy with work, with our kids’ schedules, with our spouses’ schedules, and the truth is that it’s hard to find the time for all of our appointments. Well, now you can attend your counseling appointment with ease from home.
- It allows you to be completely comfortable: On the same note, online counseling offers utmost comfort. You can attend your therapy sessions from wherever you please, even the nook of your couch or under covers in bed. We want you to feel completely comfortable.
- It’s easier to open up to a therapist online: This proves true for many of the clients that Thriveworks Richmond sees in counseling. In addition to being physically comfortable, we want you to feel comfortable opening up to your therapist mentally and emotionally. If you’ll feel more comfortable talking to them over the phone or video chat, online counseling might be right for you.
- It offers flexible scheduling options: Because online counseling allows both counselor and client to attend the session from wherever they need to, online counseling also comes with more flexible scheduling options! You’ll likely have access to evening and weekend sessions and you’ll also probably be able to schedule your first session for the same day that you call!
In addition to all of the above benefits, online counseling offers reliability, which you might not find in in-person counseling. This is due to the fact that you can’t control external factors like the weather, traffic, roadwork, and other externals that might affect your ability to make it to your session on time. Fortunately, with online counseling at Thriveworks Richmond (Shockoe Bottom), you don’t have to worry about these roadblocks.
Work with an Online Therapist at Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom)
If you’re ready to experience the many benefits that come with online therapy, reach out to Thriveworks Richmond, VA (Shockoe Bottom) today. You can reach us at (804) 980-7242.