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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 Topeka, KS 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?

Aidan cannot remember the last time he felt safe in a public setting. He was a shy child who mostly kept to himself when he was younger. While his siblings loved playing outdoors with the neighborhood children, Aidan preferred to stay home.

As an adult, Aidan still prefers his home to the outside world. He chooses to work as a web developer so that he doesn’t have to interact much in person. He even has his food delivered so he doesn’t have to visit the grocery store. It’s been years since he’s taken any form of public transportation.

His youngest sister is about to get married to her longtime partner. He loves his sister, and he commits to attending her wedding in person even though it’s been years since he’s tried to go to a big event.

When he arrives at the wedding venue, he’s immediately scooped up by one of his brothers. Because he’s with family, he feels well enough to enter the venue. But when his brother is whisked away from him, he panics. Suddenly, the walls seem too close, there are too many people, and the exit is nowhere in sight. He finds an empty corner and tries to stop his sweating, rapid breathing, and dizziness. Ultimately unable to cope, he leaves the wedding, missing his sister’s big day.

Aidan decides that this is the last straw. He calls Thriveworks Counseling in Topeka, KS and is surprised to learn that they offer online therapy options. Afraid to brave the outside world for now, he makes a virtual appointment with a psychiatrist.

During their video chat, his provider diagnoses him with agoraphobia. She uses psychotherapy and other techniques to help him identify triggers and learn to cope with his anxiety. After working with him for some time, Aidan agrees to meet her in person. It’s his first public outing since his sister’s wedding, and he uses the techniques he learned virtually to arrive at the office without incident.

Speaking with a licensed mental health professional via videos or phone calls can alleviate the stress of making an in-person visit. For people with agoraphobia, online counseling can be a precursor to meeting your provider in person.

Whether you prefer online services because of anxiety or whether you simply like the ease of communicating virtually, our team at Thriveworks in Topeka, KS would love to help you set up your first online appointment. Together, we can make strides in your mental health journey.

Many people prefer online therapy because it offers the same benefits as in-person therapy with the added perk of being more easily accessible. Some of the most common reasons people pursue face-to-face therapy are the same reasons people pursue virtual therapy or counseling.

For example, many clients seek help with the following:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Career counseling and life coaching
  • Marriage and relationship concerns
  • Stress and anger management
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child behavior issues
  • Family disagreements
  • Eating disorders

No matter the circumstances, an online provider can help you find a solution that works for you.

Online therapy gives you the power to choose how, when, and where you speak to your provider. You can select between talking via phone or video, whichever you prefer.

If you choose a phone conversation, your provider will call you at your scheduled meeting time. If you choose to speak via video, you’ll receive a HIPAA-compliant link which you can click at your session’s agreed-upon start time.

There are other benefits to speaking with a licensed counselor or mental health professional online. These include:

  • Increased accessibility. You’ll save on commute time because you can call from anywhere.
  • Added comfort. You won’t have to go to a counseling center to receive help.
  • Added convenience. Because you don’t have to drive to your appointment, you can book a session during a smaller window of time.

Whatever your reason for scheduling a virtual counseling appointment, know that you’ll receive the same care and thoughtfulness you’d receive during a traditional therapy session with your Thriveworks provider in Topeka, KS. Call to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed online therapists or mental health counselors today.

We live in a hectic world full of schedules, commitments, and time constraints. But our busy lives don’t have to stand in the way of our mental and emotional wellbeing.

Online therapy allows you to receive quality care wherever you are. It’s one of the many conveniences offered by Thriveworks. As a client, you’ll also receive access to online video content, a counselor-moderated message board, and a life coach Q&A service.

We offer a flexible cancellation policy and accept many different types of health insurance. Our new clients can often speak with a provider within 24 to 48 hours.

Make time for your mental health. Call to schedule an online appointment with a Thriveworks licensed professional in Topeka, KS. We can’t wait to connect with you.

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 Topeka therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Self-pay costs at Topeka
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 Thriveworks Topeka reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Read more I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Topeka Jul 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Read more I have been working with Beth for almost 2 years. I have always found her to be kind, caring, compassionate, hardworking, and extremely knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her which is important while working through emotional issues. She has helped me so much not only with myself, but also with my son. Her advice, guidance, and words of encouragement have gotten me through some very difficult times. She has gone above and beyond in order to help me and my son. I highly recommend Beth to anyone who wants and needs a therapist who will understand, teach, guide and support you.
Topeka May 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Topeka is located at 120 SE 6th Ave Suite 4-116, Topeka, KS 66603 in downtown Topeka between S. Kansas Ave and SE Monroe St

Phone number

(785) 329-4615

Languages spoken by KS providers

  • English
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