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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Rio Rancho are booked, but we have 2 other therapists in NM 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 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 Rio Rancho, NM 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?

The Buddha once stated, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” Our beliefs, expectations, and feelings all contribute to the choices we make in life. But what if we find ourselves anxious or unhappy? Maybe there’s no external, obvious reason for our distress. So how can our thoughts influence our reality? 

A great therapist can help someone develop insights into their psyche and behavior. By listening and observing closely, a therapist can guide someone on their journey of self-discovery. Maybe someone’s depression is worsened by underlying negative beliefs. Maybe someone’s anxiety flares up when they think they have control over things that are uncontrollable. People make decisions all the time based on their subconscious belief systems and biases. By penetrating those psychological mysteries, licensed therapists can help clients achieve their goals. 

The online counselors at Thriveworks in Rio Rancho, NM use the same evidence-based talk therapy approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that work so well in traditional, in-person therapy sessions. Virtual mental health services can take place over phone or video sessions at the client’s convenience. Online counseling is an effective and affordable way to obtain the redirection and clarity that our lives sometimes require. 

What Is the Procedure in Online Counseling?

In online counseling at Thriveworks in Rio Rancho, NM, clients book a session by calling the Thriveworks office or scheduling their appointment online. Though clients can choose in-person counseling sessions as well, many clients opt for online mental health services for the following reasons:

  • Online counseling tends to offer more scheduling flexibility, offering sessions on evenings and weekends.
  • Clients may not need to hire babysitters or take time off work to attend virtual sessions, making therapy more affordable.
  • Clients can do online sessions while they’re traveling for work or pleasure. 
  • Clients can work on their relationship issues through online group therapy without requiring all parties to be in the same place at the same time.  
  • Clients may feel safer discussing intimate subjects in familiar surroundings.
  • Clients have more options for specialized providers. 
  • Clients don’t need to worry about spreading germs or viruses.
  • Online counseling enables people who live in rural areas to access exceptional psychological services. 
  • Clients with mobility issues can still attend sessions. 
  • Online sessions can ensure greater privacy and anonymity. 

The licensed mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Rio Rancho, NM use a HIPAA-compliant, secure online therapy platform to connect with their clients. The software is easy to download and use. If you can click on a link in an email, you can probably do online therapy! But if you have any technical issues, the Thriveworks team can help you troubleshoot.

Is Online Psychiatry Effective?

Numerous studies have shown that online psychiatry sessions are just as effective as in-person psychiatry sessions. The licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Rio Rancho, NM can help diagnose, treat, and prevent mental health conditions like the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Specific phobias
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders

Psychiatrists sometimes use medication to manage psychological or behavioral symptoms. They also use talk therapy solutions such as CBT. Thriveworks clients can schedule follow-up appointments with their psychiatrist to make sure any new prescription medications are working well without adverse side effects. 

Does Insurance Cover Online Counseling?

The providers at Thriveworks in Rio Rancho, NM are all fully licensed and accept most major forms of health insurance. This means that online counseling sessions are often covered by insurance exactly like in-person sessions are. If you’re not sure if your insurance plan covers online therapy, you can reach out to the team at Thriveworks and they’ll help you figure it out. 

Learn the Benefits of Online Counseling with Thriveworks in Rio Rancho, NM

Online counseling has all of the benefits of in-person therapy, but you can do it from the comfort and convenience of your own home. You can also save money on traveling to and from a mental health clinic. When you call the Thriveworks office in Rio Rancho, NM, you can schedule an appointment with a licensed counselor quickly, sometimes for the next day. Most clients are able to meet with their provider within 24-48 hours of their initial call. Thriveworks clients also enjoy access to their provider by phone and email between sessions. 

All the providers at Thriveworks are fully licensed, highly qualified, and top-rated. You can talk to social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, or psychologists via online counseling. These full-length virtual sessions are of the same premium quality as in-person sessions. 

If you feel that you need a mental health professional to help facilitate your personal growth and self-knowledge, Thriveworks wants to help. Call today to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Rio Rancho therapists and counselors accept 15 insurance plans

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

  • JP Farley Corporation

  • Medicare NM

  • Multi Plan PHCS

  • Quest Behavioral Health

  • Six Degrees Health

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Self-pay costs at Rio Rancho
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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Rio Rancho is located off The American Road SE, across the street from Perfection Honda dealership and next to Extended Stay America hotel. We currently share the building with John Crisler, DDS and GDM, Inc., among other businesses.

Phone number

(505) 305-0704

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