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23,167 people sought online therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

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

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +16 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

As a therapist who has been in the field for 9 years, I understand how complex each individual's story can be.

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 Somerville, MA 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?

Fortunately for us, most things are available online: We can order takeout from our favorite restaurant online; we can shop for our groceries online; we can find information about every topic under the sun online. And perhaps most importantly, we can receive professional help online.

There are mental health professionals and medical doctors available to help you online at Thriveworks Counseling in Somerville, MA. We partner with many different professionals who have skills, experience, and training in the mental health field. These include:

  • Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Life coaches
  • Psychiatrists

Therapists, counselors, and psychologists focus on helping their clients with a variety of mental health problems. Life coaches, on the other hand, focus on helping their clients accomplish more in their personal and professional lives. And finally, psychiatrists are medical doctors who focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.

If you’d like to work with one of these professionals in a virtual environment or you’d like to hear more about our online counseling services, give Thriveworks Counseling in Somerville, MA a call. You can also schedule your session right on this page!

How Do Online Therapy Sessions Work?

Online therapy can be conducted in several different mediums. At Thriveworks in Somerville, MA, you can choose to talk to one of our licensed professionals on a phone call or in a video live chat. Both telephone sessions and video sessions are effective and convenient online therapy services.

Many people find that telephone sessions are the simplest, most convenient way to talk to their licensed therapist. Others, though, prefer video sessions because they offer a form of face-to-face interaction, which people find valuable in in-person traditional therapy.

Online therapy sessions are convenient, and they come with other benefits too. Consider:

  • These sessions offer greater comfort, as one can attend them from home or another comfortable space of their choosing.
  • Online counseling is affordable, too. While health insurance didn’t use to cover online therapy services, most major insurances do now pay for online counseling.
  • There is often greater flexibility as well. Many clients find that they can book an online appointment with their provider the same or next day. They also have more flexible options for day and time.

Mental Health Issues Addressed in Online Counseling

Online counseling does not remove or lessen the value of mental health services. Clients can make important progress with their provider, as they embark on tough yet rewarding conversations about their past, present, and future.

There are many different mental health issues that can be addressed in online counseling. Here are some of the most common problems that Thriveworks online professionals see in their clients:

  1. Symptoms of mental illness, which accompany depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and others. Therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help with these disorders, which focuses on improving negative thought patterns.
  2. Relationship issues, like poor communication and trust issues. These can be resolved in online couples therapy and marriage counseling. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists pull techniques from different types of therapy, like emotionally focused therapy and The Gottman Method.
  3. Stress and difficult emotions like anger. Licensed mental health professionals can also help their clients better manage stress and respond to other difficult emotions over the phone and/or video.

To summarize, online mental health professionals can address virtually any problem their client is having. If your psychological health is suffering, reach out to Thriveworks in Somerville, MA today.

Schedule a Telephone or Video Session at Thriveworks in Somerville

Thriveworks Counseling recognizes the importance of mental health services that are accessible to all. Online counseling enables more and more people to receive mental health help than ever before, and we’re proud to offer it to the people of Massachusetts.

If you would like to meet with one of our online providers, be it a psychologist, counselor, therapist, life coach, or psychiatrist, give us a call. You can also book your appointment on this page if you’re ready to get started!

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 Somerville therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Somerville
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Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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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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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Somerville is located on Elm St in Davis Square. We’re sandwiched between The Burren and Martsa on Elm. The closest parking lot is Grove Street Lots, which is right around the corner on Grove St.

Phone number

(857) 214-2782

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  • Spanish
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