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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 specific needs and with whom 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 St. Louis, MO 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?

When you think about therapy, what words come to mind? Maybe “fearful” and “anxious” come to mind. Or, maybe words like “valuable” and “powerful” come to mind. Either way, we recommend giving online therapy a try.

Online therapy is a mental health service that helps to mitigate the fear and anxiety that many people feel when considering talking to a counselor. Additionally, it maintains the value and the power that people find in counseling. Online therapy enables more people to obtain mental health services and to make meaningful progress with a mental health professional.

We can all find value in working with a counselor, life coach, psychologist, or psychiatrist. But many of us are hesitant to reach out and schedule that first appointment. Online counseling makes this decision and easier one to make.

If there is something that’s preventing you from talking to a counselor, consider online therapy. Online therapy is the solution to many problems that people encounter when pursuing mental health services. This option offers greater comfort, flexibility, convenience, and additional benefits. Thriveworks Counseling in St. Louis, MO would be happy to connect you with a licensed counselor or licensed therapist who can help you virtually.

Is Online Therapy Effective?

Online therapy is an effective option, indeed. As we’ve highlighted, this is a convenient and comfortable approach to working with a counselor. You can expect to complete meaningful work with a mental health professional in the virtual environment of your choosing.

There are thousands of different mental health problems that you or I may encounter in any given day. These can vary in severity, but the truth is that any and all mental health problems need to be addressed. If they are not addressed, they only worsen.

Here are a few examples of common mental health problems, which the online therapists at Thriveworks can help you work through:

  • Mental illness like depression and anxiety
  • Other mental disorders like anorexia and bipolar disorder
  • Relationship issues like lack of intimacy and poor communication
  • Anger and other difficult emotions
  • Traumatic experiences and their impact
  • Stress, professionally or personally

Do you have personal experience with any of the above mental health problems? Are you doing your best to work through any of these issues currently? If so, consider calling Thriveworks in St. Louis, MO. We can connect you with a licensed therapist who will offer personalized help. 

We can conduct different types of therapy online, including couples therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), stress counseling, depression therapy, grief counseling, and many others. 

How Does Online Counseling Work

Online counseling at Thriveworks is conducted over the phone or video. Our clients are able to pick the method that they prefer. Some people have a strong preference for one or the other, while other people try both options to see which they like best!

Telephone counseling sessions are perhaps the easiest, most flexible option for working with a counselor. You’ll simply answer your counselor’s call at the time of your scheduled appointment. Some prefer telephone counseling to video counseling because it offers greater anonymity and privacy

Video counseling sessions, on the other hand, offer a face-to-face feel that you get in in-person therapy. Many people see this as a perk and choose to meet their counselor over video because of it. In video counseling, you’ll click on a secure video link to enter a private video conference with your provider at the time of your session. 

Telephone and video counseling are both great options. We want you to choose whichever option you think is better suited for you and your lifestyle.

Schedule an Online Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks in St. Louis

Online therapy enables more and more people to receive the mental health help that they have been longing for. It empowers them to feel comfortable and confident throughout their mental health journey.

If you would like to see what online counseling can do for you, consider reaching out to Thriveworks in St. Louis, MO. Our scheduling team is available to help you schedule your first appointment 7 days a week. We will connect you with the online provider who can best help you, based on your needs and their skills.

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 Missouri therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Missouri | HMO - PPO

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Missouri | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy St. Louis is located near the intersection of Euclid Ave and Laclede Ave, one block North of Forest Ave and West of Forest Park. Surrounded by many local restaurants and businesses, you will also find the Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health across Euclid Ave.

Phone number

(314) 254-1396

Languages spoken by MO providers

  • English
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