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1,614 people sought online therapy help in Alabama in the last year

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

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Our therapists in Tuscaloosa are booked, but we have 5 other therapists in AL 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 Tuscaloosa, AL 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?

For many of us, the thought of starting counseling or therapy can be intimidating. We might not want to admit that we need help, or we might be nervous about talking to a mental health professional in person. This can keep people from reaching out for support when they need it, even though taking time for our mental health is so important in today’s hectic world.

At Thriveworks, we want to ensure that everyone has access to valuable mental health services. That’s why we offer comfortable, convenient online counseling options for our clients. Working with a counselor remotely provides the benefits found in traditional, face-to-face therapy –– just in a different format. Many people find that online counseling allows them to work with a mental health provider where they wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

Are you worried about finding the time to commute to traditional therapy appointments? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL to set up your first online counseling or therapy session. Our compassionate mental health professionals are standing by to discuss your issues and help you find a happier, calmer state of mind.

Online Counseling: What Kinds of Therapy Are Offered Online?

Online mental health care is very similar to in-person therapy or counseling. Most therapeutic methods focus on a conversation between therapist and client, so mental health care translates well to a virtual environment.

You can receive many different kinds of mental healthcare online, including:

  • Anxiety, panic disorder, and phobia therapy
  • Major depressive disorder therapy
  • Bipolar disorder therapy
  • Adolescent and teen therapy
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) therapy
  • Child and family therapy
  • Couples and marriage counseling
  • LGBTQ+ counseling
  • Life coaching and career counseling
  • Grief and loss counseling

Working with a licensed mental health professional can help you get through many of life’s struggles, whether you’re facing symptoms of a mental illness, grieving the death of a loved one, or something else entirely. If you want to start working with one of our online therapists or counselors, call our office at Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL.

What Are The Benefits of Online Therapy?

Some people avoid working with a mental health professional because they’re worried about finding time for care. Online therapy removes a lot of the roadblocks that can keep people from starting therapy or counseling.

When you schedule your first appointment, you have two main options –– phone calls and video chats. You can choose either option depending on your comfort level and preference:

  • Phone calls: Some people are nervous about speaking with a counselor face-to-face –– talking to your provider over the phone can help remove some of this worry. Working with a mental health professional over the phone can help some people focus better on the conversation, allowing them to make more progress in each session. If you decide to work with your provider over the phone, you’ll receive a call when your appointment is scheduled to begin.
  • Video sessions: Some people get more out of conversations when they can see the person they’re speaking to –– therapy or counseling over video chat is a great option for them. Seeing your therapist or counselor might help you make a connection with them more quickly and help you get more out of your sessions. If you decide to use video chats for your appointments, you’ll receive a link before your session is set to start. Click the link to enter the room once it’s time for your appointment.

Remote sessions are easy to schedule and fit into your day. You can talk to a provider in the car, during your lunch break at work, or from a comfortable space in your home. Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL to get started with your first session.

Schedule Your First Online Therapy Session at Thriveworks in Tuscaloosa, AL

Do you want to work with one of our licensed therapists or counselors? Call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL. Our team of scheduling specialists will work with you to find a time that fits into your schedule.

Our goal is to make mental health care easy to access for anyone and everyone. That’s why we offer evening and weekend sessions so you can get care outside of normal working hours. This makes sessions easy to schedule, especially when combined with our online therapy and counseling options.

You’ll speak to a real person when you call, and we don’t believe in waitlists. Our clients can work with a licensed counselor or therapist quickly –– sometimes within 24-48 hours after calling. We accept many major health insurance plans, so check to see if your insurance includes mental healthcare coverage. Treatment might be more affordable than you thought.

Working with one of our online therapists or counselors can help you live a happier, healthier life. If you’re ready to schedule your first session with a licensed professional, call our office today at Thriveworks Counseling in Tuscaloosa, AL. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

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 Tuscaloosa therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at Tuscaloosa
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

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4.5 Thriveworks Tuscaloosa reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
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.
Read more 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.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Tuscaloosa is located at the intersection of Greensboro Ave and 9th St. We currently share a building with First Federal Bank, among other businesses, and are located in the same parking lot as District Lofts. Across the street, on the opposite side of Greensboro Ave, you will find First Presbyterian Church.

Phone number

(205) 539-9994

Languages spoken by AL providers

  • English
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