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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 8 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 Thousand Oaks, 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?

What is it that you enjoy about online shopping? Is it the convenience of staying inside your comfortable surroundings while still seeing items that excite and delight you? Or perhaps you live far away from your nearest mall and don’t have the time to commute. Or maybe you like avoiding the distraction of other stores, people, and stimulants and prefer to focus solely on the webpage in front of you.

Online counseling is a lot like online shopping. It’s convenient and comfortable without sacrificing quality.

There are plenty of reasons people say they don’t have the time for therapy — because of school, kids, and work. Because of other time commitments, overlapping schedules, or traffic. But virtual counseling offers flexibility and accessibility. It enables you to take care of your mental health during whatever window of time you have available.

We get it. Schedules fill up and “maybe tomorrow” becomes “maybe next week.” But the decision to care for your mental and emotional health is one of the most important decisions of your life. It can be the difference between living with anxiety, depression, or self-esteem issues and engaging thoughtfully with your world and the people in it.

You can’t always prevent bad things from happening. But, with therapy, you can reexamine the way you respond. You can empower yourself to make careful decisions that positively influence your life.

To get started with virtual counseling, call us at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA. No matter your schedule, you don’t have to compromise on care.

What Types of Therapy Can I Access Online?

The reasons we seek mental and emotional health care remain the same whether we desire face-to-face or online care. Individuals, partners, and families pursue therapy and counseling to enrich their lives, solve challenges, or prepare for future complications.

A licensed mental health professional can provide the same great services you receive face-to-face online. Some of these services include:

  • Family therapy and child therapy
  • Depression and anxiety therapy
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • PTSD counseling and trauma therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Anger and stress management
  • Career counseling and life coaching
  • Eating disorder counseling
  • Marriage and couples therapy

Our mental and emotional health can shape our self-esteem, our relationships, and our perceptions of the world. Our wellbeing is too important to ignore, and virtual therapy can ensure that we schedule routine mental health checkups no matter our time constraints.

You don’t have to have a major mental or emotional illness to seek care. Whether you’re dealing with self-esteem issues or learning to work through your frustrations in a healthy way, licensed therapists and counselors can help. The sooner you reach out, the sooner you can be on the road to wellness.

The Benefits of Talking to an Online Therapist

Online therapy is all about convenient and effective care. Your licensed professional can provide the same services you receive during traditional therapy with several added benefits. These include:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased accessibility
  • Increased comfort

Speaking with a provider online allows you to schedule appointments during breaks in your day without having to worry about commuting. If you’re a person with limited mobility or someone who lives in a remote area, online services can provide an easy way for you to speak to a professional from wherever you are. You can even create an at-home or on-the-go space that puts you at ease and promotes open dialogue with your provider.

To schedule an appointment with an online Thriveworks care provider in Thousand Oaks, CA, you’ll get to choose whether you want to have a phone call or video chat. For phone therapy, your counselor will call you. For video therapy, you’ll receive a link that you can click during your scheduled appointment time.

Book a Virtual Counseling Appointment at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA

We shop online, find love online, and connect with friends, family, and colleagues online. With so much of our life gone digital, it’s no wonder that starting online therapy is as simple as receiving a call or clicking a link.

Like in-person therapy, virtual therapy helps you face your challenges from the inside out. You’ll learn to identify any internal or external triggers, combat negative thinking patterns, and apply coping techniques as you progress on your journey.

Our providers at Thriveworks are available to speak with you on nights and weekends and to offer additional support via email. Our website includes online videos, ebooks, and a counselor-moderated message board.

We want therapy to be as accessible as possible. That’s why we accept a number of different health insurance policies to accommodate your needs and why we offer a flexible cancellation policy.

Online counseling has real-world benefits. To see how it can help you, schedule an appointment with us today at Thriveworks in Thousand Oaks, CA.

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 Thousand Oaks therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Shield of California | BCBS

  • 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 Medicare Advantage

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Thousand Oaks
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Thousand Oaks is located at the intersection of Camino Dos Rios and W Hillcrest Rd – this can be accessed easily from Ventura Fwy. We share a building with Edward Jones, and our building is located right next door to KnowledgeLens's building.

Phone number

(805) 262-8291

Languages spoken by CA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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