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2,245 people sought online therapy help in Arizona in the last year

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

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Good news! We have 7 therapists in Arizona 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 Tucson, AZ 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?

With the spread of COVID-19 and the responding stay-at-home recommendations and social distancing, your life has probably changed. While change itself is not a bad thing, the sudden onset of it and the consequences that follow can have negative impacts on your life and mental health. While you are staying safe at home and trying to cope with the changes in your life, Thriveworks Tucson is doing our part by working from home and offering online counseling.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”

-Randy Pausch

Online therapy, also known as telehealth therapy, provides you professional, empathetic, nonjudgmental mental and behavioral health guidance from the comfort and convenience of your home (or even your car or office!). If you’re ready to start working towards a brighter future, give us a call today.

What is Online Therapy with Thriveworks Tucson AZ?

Online Therapy might sound intimidating, but it’s really easy to use! Not much will change. Nearly all forms of counseling can be done via telehealth. There is no problem too big or too small that our Pima County counselors cannot handle.

You might see an online counselor for issues such as:

  • Anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns
  • Family our couples therapy
  • Trouble adjusting to major life changes
  • Child therapy (including play therapy and counseling for ADHD and autism spectrum disorders)
  • Loneliness
  • COVID-19 anxiety or help adjusting to life at home and the feelings of boredom or loneliness that can come from it.
  • Substance abuse and addictions

Much more! Anything you would like to change or improve in your life can be discussed in a telehealth therapy session with Thriveworks Tucson AZ, Pima County.

You might still have some concerns about how online counseling works and what it will be like. Thriveworks Tucson counselors work hard to make sure our telehealth services are just as easy and comfortable to use as our in-person services. There are two ways you can receive counseling virtually:

  • Video Counseling: The process for video counseling is the same as phone counseling, except instead of a phone call from your counselor you will receive a link to a video conference. Follow the link at your appointment time and you’re good to go!
  • Phone Counseling: Grab your phone, maybe some snacks or a favorite beverage, get comfortable, and wait for your counselor’s call! They are scheduled the same way in-person therapy at Thriveworks Tucson are scheduled. (We would need to verify that your insurance covers this service, if chosen)

Thriveworks Tucson serves Pima County with the same energy and authenticity as before. Our core beliefs about counseling does not change with an online counseling session. This means we still adhere to our core values:

  • We will meet you where you’re at: You deserve to be heard. With social distancing in place you might be feeling lonely and forgotten. Thriveworks Tucson wants to hear your voice and remind you that you are never alone. Whatever you are struggling with our counselor will never expect you to be farther along the counseling process than you are. We work with
  • We will keep the session safe: With thousands of people flooding video conferencing tools, you may have concerns about safety and confidentiality. The counselors in Tucson, AZ always put safety first. Our video counseling and phone counseling sessions are just as confidential as our in-person sessions.
  • We will keep online therapy affordable: Did you know most insurances cover online therapy just the same as in-person therapy? They do! We also offer an affordable self-pay rate.
  • We will remain nonjudgmental and empathetic: We believe everyone can grow and heal from their past, even if the paths we take to get there might be different. Our job as Tucson therapists is to support and encourage you along your way while providing professional guidance.
  • We will be your biggest supporters and encouragers: At the end of the day, it is you taking the steps to improve your mental health and your life. It is you who has the courage and strength to attend counseling and apply the tools you learn. We are here to help, and we will have your back every step of the way.
  • We will use our training and knowledge to the best of our ability, holding none of it back. Our Tucson Counselors have served Pima county for years. Our training and experience are all so that we can better serve you.

Online therapy is not so different from in-person therapy. The same benefits can be reaped from telehealth as in-person therapy. The only difference is where the counseling takes place. If you want to learn more about telehealth therapy or to schedule an online appointment today, call us today.  

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 Arizona therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Tucson
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

4.5 Thriveworks Tucson reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
I've enjoyed my time and experience with Paulina. She's professional, informative and engaging. She took the time to ask necessary questions to understand my situation and symptoms. Paulina prescribed medication that has helped me manage my symptoms and I'm extremely grateful. This medication has helped more than anything I've ever tried, and her support has allowed me to gain mental clarity and my self-confidence back. I HIGHLY recommend Paulina and am grateful for her time.
Read more I've enjoyed my time and experience with Paulina. She's professional, informative and engaging. She took the time to ask necessary questions to understand my situation and symptoms. Paulina prescribed medication that has helped me manage my symptoms and I'm extremely grateful. This medication has helped more than anything I've ever tried, and her support has allowed me to gain mental clarity and my self-confidence back. I HIGHLY recommend Paulina and am grateful for her time.
Tucson Jun 2022
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★★★★★
Paulina has been awesome. She is a pleasure to talk to and work with.
Tucson May 2022
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★★★★★
Mrs. Paulina has been one of the few psychiatrists thats Actually cared about the follow-through process. Very professional, helpful, humble, and supportive. Thank you Thrive-works.
Read more Mrs. Paulina has been one of the few psychiatrists thats Actually cared about the follow-through process. Very professional, helpful, humble, and supportive. Thank you Thrive-works.
Tucson May 2022
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★★★★★
I've been a client at Thriveworks now for at least 6 months now and I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised. In this day and age where access to affordable Healthcare is a scarcity, Thriveworks has giving me some hope. Overall, Thriveworks has proven to be affordable and effective as well as reliable and responsive. My counselor Bridget has helped me open up and is teaching me coping skills and boundary setting and I feel as though I have already grown both mentally and emotionally in just these past 6 months. Bridget is reliable, a great listener and gives honest, insightful feedback along with healthy suggestions on how I might handkerchief things better the next time. Since being a patient of Bridget, I often now stop myself from my old unhealthy ways of doing things, taking a moment to reflect on what I'm learning from her and then move forward in a more positive healthy way with whatever issue I was struggling with. As for my therapist Paulina, she too had proven to me that she is listening, genuinely cares and wants to help me. As a former pharmacy tech and now a licensed nurse, it is apparent to me that Paulina is very knowledgeable when it comes to prescribing meds and puts effort and thought into helping her patients. Since being a client of Paulina, I now finally have my anxiety under control. I finally feel relief! Finding relief from my anxiety is something I have found to be a major challenge for many years with previous psych drs. I'm grateful I have found both Bridget and Paulina!
Read more I've been a client at Thriveworks now for at least 6 months now and I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised. In this day and age where access to affordable Healthcare is a scarcity, Thriveworks has giving me some hope. Overall, Thriveworks has proven to be affordable and effective as well as reliable and responsive. My counselor Bridget has helped me open up and is teaching me coping skills and boundary setting and I feel as though I have already grown both mentally and emotionally in just these past 6 months. Bridget is reliable, a great listener and gives honest, insightful feedback along with healthy suggestions on how I might handkerchief things better the next time. Since being a patient of Bridget, I often now stop myself from my old unhealthy ways of doing things, taking a moment to reflect on what I'm learning from her and then move forward in a more positive healthy way with whatever issue I was struggling with. As for my therapist Paulina, she too had proven to me that she is listening, genuinely cares and wants to help me. As a former pharmacy tech and now a licensed nurse, it is apparent to me that Paulina is very knowledgeable when it comes to prescribing meds and puts effort and thought into helping her patients. Since being a client of Paulina, I now finally have my anxiety under control. I finally feel relief! Finding relief from my anxiety is something I have found to be a major challenge for many years with previous psych drs. I'm grateful I have found both Bridget and Paulina!
Tucson May 2022
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★★★★★
Easy to make appointments and genuinely care for patients well being.
Tucson May 2022
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★★★★★
Blanca worked in our school as a school counselor and working with students in K-8th grade in a 1:1 setting. She worked with students who came from diverse backgrounds: divorced parents, incarcerated parents, no parents, homelessness, etc. The students she met with maintained a noticeably strengthened sense of self. Blanca also helped these students to develop strong coping skills in order to help the students self regulate throughout the school day. We would be happy to have her work in our school again.
Read more Blanca worked in our school as a school counselor and working with students in K-8th grade in a 1:1 setting. She worked with students who came from diverse backgrounds: divorced parents, incarcerated parents, no parents, homelessness, etc. The students she met with maintained a noticeably strengthened sense of self. Blanca also helped these students to develop strong coping skills in order to help the students self regulate throughout the school day. We would be happy to have her work in our school again.
Tucson Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Therapist Erica Wagner helped my children and I through the most difficult time in our lives. Her genuine compassion and dedication to helping others is reflected in her work. I am very grateful for all the support she has provided.
Read more Therapist Erica Wagner helped my children and I through the most difficult time in our lives. Her genuine compassion and dedication to helping others is reflected in her work. I am very grateful for all the support she has provided.
Tucson Feb 2021
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★★★★★
Erica Wagner is an exceptional therapist and person. Her understanding, caring, funny, and welcoming nature made my recovery process so much easier to cope with over the years. I came out of each session feeling validated of my emotions and learning something new each time. She has truly helped me change my life. I highly recommend Erica to anyone seeking mental health guidance!
Read more Erica Wagner is an exceptional therapist and person. Her understanding, caring, funny, and welcoming nature made my recovery process so much easier to cope with over the years. I came out of each session feeling validated of my emotions and learning something new each time. She has truly helped me change my life. I highly recommend Erica to anyone seeking mental health guidance!
Tucson Feb 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Tucson is located on Wetmore Road between N Stone Ave and N 1st Ave. We are inside the Arizona Complete Health building, sharing the building with Psomas and Cenpatico Integrated Care, among other businesses. Our building is located next door to Funtasticks Family Fun Park and in the same parking lot as The UPS Store.

Phone number

(520) 231-2358

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