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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 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?

Are you in search of a skilled, caring counselor or therapist in the Richmond area? Are you struggling to find someone who checks all of the boxes you’re hoping for? You don’t have to settle. You can find a licensed counselor with all of the skills, experience, specialties, and training you’re looking for. Online counseling at Thriveworks Richmond, VA makes this possible.

Counseling has to do with intuition, with work on oneself,

with the quietness of one’s mind and the openness of one’s heart.”

–Ram Dass

If you’re open to the idea of online counseling or you want to hear more about online therapy benefits, reach out to Thriveworks Richmond online counseling at (804) 554-0356. We’re able to set you up with a counselor, therapist, or life coach who meets your needs. And you’ll get to work with them from the comfort and convenience of home. If this sounds like an opportunity you’re interested in, give us a call or keep reading!

How Does Online Therapy Work?

As we just mentioned, online therapy allows you to work with your therapist from home, or wherever else you choose. You’ll do so via virtual means, and you’ll get to choose between:

  • Phone counseling: With this approach to online counseling, you’ll answer your counselor’s call at the agreed upon time! It couldn’t be simpler. Just make sure you have phone service or internet connection to do so.
  • Video therapy: You can also go with the videoconference approach. Instead of answering your counselor’s call at the set time, you’ll click a link that takes you to a virtual video chat! Again, just make sure you have the proper internet connection to attend your session.

Online counseling proves to be a great counseling option for many people, especially those with busy schedules, fears, and other limitations that prevent them from making it in for a face-to-face appointment on a regular basis. If this sounds like you, consider the option of online counseling.

What Are the Perks of Online Counseling?

As we just mentioned, online counseling is a great option to consider and can prove especially beneficial to certain individuals. Consider the following scenarios:

  1. Jim is interested in counseling, but his local therapy office is all the way across town and he just doesn’t have it in him to add this commute to his weekly schedule. He’s considered it time and time again but always gets hung up on the time it will take him to get to and from his appointments. Fortunately, Jim quickly discovers online counseling services. He schedules an appointment without hesitation and quickly enjoys the many online therapy benefits.
  2. Jackie has always wanted to schedule a counseling appointment, but her fear of judgment from friends and family stops her every time. if she goes to the local therapy office she risks being seen by someone she knows. If only she could explore the benefits of therapy and embark on this journey without having to disclose it to her loved ones right away. Fortunately, Jackie finds an online counseling service that allows her to attend her sessions from the security of her own home. She’ll open up to her friends and family in due time!

As you can see from the above examples, online counseling allows individuals to attend their therapy sessions from the convenience of home; it also offers anonymity if the individual so desires it. Additionally, online therapy at Thriveworks Richmond, VA offers comfort, flexibility, affordability, and reliability. If you’re interested in what online counseling could do for you, our online counselors are here to go on that journey with you.

Work with an Online Counselor at Thriveworks Richmond, VA

Guess what? You can get started with online counseling right here, right now. All you have to do is call Thriveworks Richmond at (804) 554-0356 to schedule your appointment. We’ll set you up with a skilled, caring counselor with the skills, experience, and specialties that meet all of your important needs.

Our counselors, therapists, life coaches, and psychologists look forward to the chance to meet and work with you, whether it’s over the phone or on video chat! Either way, we can’t wait.

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 Richmond therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Richmond
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Read more I have looked so long for a new counselor and finally found a wonderful therapist through thrive works… Rhiannon Price has been working with me and has helped me so much
Michelle Feb 2024
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My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Read more My experience has been somewhat less desiring. My ongoing sessions with the counselor is not as expected. It’s not engaging and oftentimes we are sitting in silence. I even asked if there was an ending game plan so we know where we are working towards and I didn’t get an answer.
Chris Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Read more I have known Scott Beach personally and professionally for almost 15 years. He is a caring and compassionate individual and an outstanding clinician. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to engage with an ethical and skilled counselor who will meet you where you are without judgment and work with you to achieve your counseling goals!
Richmond Jul 2020
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★★★★★
Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Read more Ashley Crouch has been been a blessing to me over the past year. I cannot begin to thank her enough for how she has impacted my life. She is very effective, professional, and respectful. My quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds and I'm forever grateful. I live in a rural area with few counseling options, so online counseling was a Godsend, and so was Ashley!
Richmond Dec 2019
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★★★★★
Exceptional service.
Richmond Jan 2019
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★★★★★
I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Read more I’ve been seeing Ashley for about a month now at Thriveworks and I couldn’t be happier. She really helped me get back to person I use to be. I’ve had a rough couple years and she has me well on my way to a better me.
Richmond Jan 2019
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★★★★★
Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Read more Great scheduling service. Emma Denat is fantastic as a counselor. Highly recommend this practice.
Richmond Jan 2019
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★★★★★
So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Read more So far, everything with Thriveworks has been great - easy to schedule, easy to meet, and really finding great help all around.
Richmond Jan 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Richmond is located off of Markel Rd, just south of Libbie Place Shopping Center. Our building is across the street from the Faison Center and next to Pandora’s Lashes and Coates and Davenport, P.C. Our office is in the Enterprise Center, which we share with Liquid Talent Agency and SIL Insurance, among other businesses.

Phone number

(804) 312-5498

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • Polish
  • English
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