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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.

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Our therapists in Solana Beach are booked, but we have 12 other therapists in CA 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 Solana Beach, 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?

Alice is a parent with a busy schedule. There isn’t time for much else between her full-time job, her two children, and her volunteer work. Alice is excited about a promotion at work, but the added stress starts to weigh her down. She wants to reach out to a therapist for help but worries about fitting therapy into her schedule. Thankfully, there’s an option for people like Alice: online therapy.

Online therapy, also known as online counseling, lets you meet with a licensed mental health professional without leaving your home. Many clients excel in online therapy because it’s easier to schedule and attend regularly. Online therapy provides a great way to reduce stress, develop positive mental health habits, and find more peace and happiness in your life.

Some people think therapy or counseling is only for those with serious mental health challenges. The reality is very different — anyone can benefit from therapy, no matter how big or small their mental health challenges feel. Today, it’s easier than ever to start seeing a therapist.

Therapy isn’t just for people with the luxury of free time. Convenient online therapy options at Thriveworks in Solana Beach, CA give you the chance to talk to a therapist from the comfort of your own home, office, or wherever your busy life takes you. Call our scheduling team or use our simple online scheduling tool if you want to reach out for support.

What Kinds of Therapy Are Available Online?

Online therapy is very similar to in-person, traditional therapy. The only major difference is that you’ll meet with your counselor virtually rather than face-to-face in an office setting. The experience of meeting your therapist, discussing any mental health issues or symptoms you’re facing, and developing a personalized treatment plan will be the same if you decide to work with a therapist virtually.

Thriveworks counseling offers many different types of therapy, including:

  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Anger management counseling
  • Depression and anxiety counseling
  • Family therapy and child therapy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) counseling
  • Addiction counseling
  • Eating disorder counseling

Therapists are licensed mental health professionals who will find the right therapeutic technique for your unique situation. No matter what you’re struggling with, your therapist will find ways to help you move forward.

What To Expect From Online Therapy

Generally, the first step involves your licensed counselor spending time getting to know you, your goals, your struggles, and any mental health issues you’re facing. You’ll work together to develop a personalized treatment plan that helps you overcome obstacles in your life.

Online therapists specialize in working with clients over video chats or phone calls. Many clients prefer the convenience and thrive in a virtual therapy environment. If you want to start online counseling at Thriveworks, you have two main options:

  • Telephone Counseling: This option is great for anyone who might be unsure about therapy or feels self-conscious about speaking with a counselor. Some people prefer telephone counseling because it helps them focus on the conversation within each session. Telephone counseling is also incredibly simple — you’ll receive a phone call from your therapist when it’s time for your session.
  • Video Counseling: Some people prefer the benefits of a face-to-face conversation; video counseling makes that possible in a virtual environment. Video counseling can help you develop a connection with your therapist more quickly and it’s a great option for people who are comfortable with the idea of therapy or who have seen a therapist in the past. Attending a video counseling session is also very easy — you’ll receive a link to a video call before your session. Simply click on the link to join.

The licensed professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Solana Beach, CA are here to help no matter what type of therapy you choose.

Online Counseling Sessions at Thriveworks in Solana Beach, CA — Schedule Today

Consider reaching out to a Thriveworks counselor today if you’ve been thinking about going to therapy. We pride ourselves on helping people live happier lives and we want to help support you through any struggles you’re facing.

Thriveworks is committed to making therapy fit into your busy schedule. We offer evening and weekend sessions, convenient online counseling options, and a flexible cancellation policy. We also accept most major insurance carriers.

The Thriveworks difference goes beyond excellent mental health care — we also offer other valuable mental health resources. You’ll get access to therapists via phone and email between counseling sessions, exclusive video content from mental health experts, a community discussion forum, and more.

At Thriveworks Counseling in Solana Beach, CA, there’s no waiting list and new clients can often see an online counselor within 24-48 hours. Our scheduling team is standing by to help you get started, so give us a call today.

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 California therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • Blue Shield of California Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • Imperial Health Plan

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Solana Beach is near the corner of Valley Avenue and Via De La Valle. We are located a few buildings behind Speedway and share a building with Stella Labs and MD Skin and Laser.

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(619) 745-5209

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