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6,132 people sought online therapy help in California in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Good news! We have 11 therapists in California 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 San Diego, CA 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?

Thriveworks in San Diego offers online therapy and counseling services for clients of all ages and backgrounds. From anxiety therapy to depression counseling services, and everything in between, we make it easy to get the mental health treatment you need.

Call our office today at (619) 480-2140 to get started.

How Can an Online Therapist or Counselor Help Me? 

Our online therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA are a convenient way to attend counseling sessions without throwing off the rest of your schedule. It’s normal to have reservations about seeking professional mental health assistance, but we’d like to assure you, our virtual sessions are: 

  • Safe: Our online therapy sessions follow HIPAA guidelines to protect your privacy and information. You can rest assured that Thriveworks values your safety and privacy as much as we do your mental health.
  • Effective: Our online therapy is just as effective for many of our clients as in-person sessions are. Though preference for either will vary between individuals, online therapists still provide the same level of care and support. 

Our providers are trained to help you manage and mitigate the symptoms of mental conditions. Even if you’re not sure what’s wrong, they can use their professional background to help you address your concerns. With your honest feedback, an online therapist or counselor can partner up with you to implement coping strategies and methods to address issues such as: 

  • ADHD 
  • OCD 
  • Depression 
  • Social anxiety 
  • PTSD 
  • Eating disorders
  • And many other mental health conditions 

Don’t be concerned if you’re not finding a condition or issue you’re faced with being listed above. One of our providers can help to address the problems you’re faced with. 

The Benefits of Online Therapy and Counseling Services with Thriveworks 

Online therapy or counseling can offer you flexibility when it comes to booking a session. As long as you have reliable internet and somewhere private to talk with your therapist or counselor, you’re good to go. Online counseling or therapy could be an attractive choice for you if you’re looking to: 

  • Find time in your schedule to attend appointments 
  • Get relationship, friendship, or family counseling, no matter where all of you live 
  • Avoid any potential anxiety you have about talking with your therapist in person 
  • Access the mental health services you need, even if there aren’t any therapists in your immediate area

Call Today to Schedule an Online Counseling or Therapy Session at Thriveworks in San Diego, CA

There’s no need to delay the relief you might feel from teaming up with one of our online therapists or counselors. When you’re ready, reach out to Thriveworks in San Diego, CA at (619) 480-2140.

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 San Diego therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

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Self-pay costs at San Diego
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

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
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I started with Dr. Maddy about 3 months ago and I think that I had my last appointment last Friday,1/12. I really enjoyed talking to her. She is very down to earth and, most of all, she listens. I told her some things a few months ago and she remembered when I was talking with her on Friday. Amazing. We talked about a lot of issues, among them, what would I be working on, my certain issues. I would very heartedly recommend her. I can’t say enough kind words about her.
Read more I started with Dr. Maddy about 3 months ago and I think that I had my last appointment last Friday,1/12. I really enjoyed talking to her. She is very down to earth and, most of all, she listens. I told her some things a few months ago and she remembered when I was talking with her on Friday. Amazing. We talked about a lot of issues, among them, what would I be working on, my certain issues. I would very heartedly recommend her. I can’t say enough kind words about her.
Ann Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks in San Diego, CA is located on Camino del Rio S., off of Interstate 8. We share a building with several other businesses including Sucar and Spice Skincare, America’s Retirement Advisory Group, and Massage by Robert.

Phone number

(619) 480-2140

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
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